CBeebies’ hit animated series Sarah & Duck live on stage this Spring – Book Now!
- Published on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:21
- Last Updated on 30 March 2017
- Monica Costa
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The enchanting world of CBeebies’ hit animated series Sarah & Duck will be brought to life on stage for the first time this Spring. Featuring a host of wonderful characters from the BAFTA Award-winning show, embarking on a brand new adventure, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday will play at Polka Theatre from Thursday 6 April to Sunday 14 May 2017, with a UK Tour launching from Eastbourne Hippodrome on Monday 29 May 2017.
Join Sarah and Duck, along with all their favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, John and Flamingo and Umbrella, as they plan a circus-themed birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. But when the weather turns windy and the big top is blown away, will Sarah and Duck be able to save the day? Told through a fantastic blend of inventive puppetry, charming storytelling and toe-tapping music, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take families and children on a magical theatrical adventure.
Recommended for children aged 3-6.
Dates: 1st April – 9th July 2017
Venue: Premiering in Wellingborough on 1st April, heading to the Polka Theatre from 6th April – 14th May then across the UK at a venue near you!
Ticket Prices: Depends by venue
Running Time: approx 1 hour
The show production
Following the gentle adventures of a wide-eyed, 7-year-old girl and her feathered best friend, Sarah & Duck has been a huge hit since its debut in 2013, regularly appearing in CBeebies’ Top Ten programmes (BARB) and Broadcast’s Top Ten shows for viewers aged 4-15. Not only did the series scoop a BAFTA for ‘Best Pre-School Animation’ in 2014, it also came second in the Radio Times & BFI’s favourite BBC children’s characters of all time poll in the 2000s + category. Internationally, the series is now shown in over 100 countries airing on CBeebies global channels as well as other key international broadcasters including Sprout and Netflix in the USA, ABC Australia, Canal + in France, Kika in Germany, Disney Jr in Canada and NHK Japan.
Sarah & Duck is a Karrot Entertainment production for CBeebies UK and BBC Worldwide. It was co-created by Karrot Entertainment’s Creative Director Tim O’Sullivan and designer/writer Sarah Gomes Harris – based on her own love of ducks as a child. The producer is Jamie Badminton and the executive producers are Alison Stewart, Chris White and Henrietta Hurford-Jones.
Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 April 2017 WELLINGBOROUGH, The Castle Box Office www.castletheatre.co.uk | 01933 270 007 Thursday 6 April - Sunday 14 May 2017 LONDON, POLKA THEATRE Press performance: Saturday 8 April, 1.30pm Box Office www.polkatheatre.com | 020 8543 4888 Monday 29 May 2017 EASTBOURNE Hippodrome Box Office www.royalhippodrome.com | 01323 80 20 20 Tuesday 30 May 2017 KETTERING, The Lighthouse Box Office www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk | 01536 414141 Wednesday 31 May 2017 PORTSMOUTH, Theatre Royal Box Office www.newtheatreroyal.com | 023 9264 9000 Friday 2 June 2017 SWANSEA, Taliesin Arts Centre Box Office www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk | 01792 602060 Saturday 3 June 2017 LEAMINGTON SPA, Royal Spa Centre Box Office www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre | 01926 334418 Sunday 4 June 2017 STANTONBURY Theatre Box Office www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk | 01908 324466 Thursday 8 – Friday 9 June 2017 REDBRIDGE Drama Centre Box Office www.redbridgedramacentre.co.uk | 0208 708 8803 Saturday 10 June 2017 BROMSGROVE, The Artrix Box Office www.artrix.co.uk | 01527 577330 Sunday 11 – Monday 12 June 2017 NOTTINGHAM Playhouse Box Office www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk | 0115 941 9419 Thursday 15 June 2017 LUTON Library Theatre Box Office www.lutonculture.com/luton-library-theatre | 01582 878100 Friday 16 June 2017 BISHOPS STORTFORD, Rhodes Arts Complex Box Office www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk | 01279 710 200 Saturday 17 June 2017 HERTFORD Theatre Box Office www.hertfordtheatre.com Sunday 18 – Tuesday 20 June 2017 BIRMINGHAM, MAC Box Office www.macbirmingham.co.uk | 0121 446 3232 Friday 23 June 2017 KIRKCALDY, Adam Smith Theatre Box Office www.onfife.com | 01592 583302 Saturday 24 June 2017 HOWDEN Park Centre, Livingston Box Office www.howdenparkcentre.co.uk | 01506 777666 Sunday 25 June 2017 FALKIRK Town Hall Box Office www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org | 01324 506850 Monday 26 June 2017 DUMFRIES, Easterbrook Hall Box Office www.ticketweb.co.uk 01387 253383 Tuesday 27 June 2017 DARLINGTON Majestic Theatre Box Office www.majestic-theatre.co.uk | 01325 482848 Thursday 29 June 2017 WINCHESTER Theatre Royal Box Office www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk | 01962 840440 Saturday 1 July 2017 BRIDGWATER, McMillan Theatre Box Office www.mcmillantheatre.com | 01278 556677 Sunday 2 July 2017 WANTAGE, The Beacon Box Office www.beaconwantage.co.uk | 01235 763456 Monday 3 July 2017 SHOREHAM-BY-SEA, Ropetackle Arts Centre Box Office www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk | 01273 464440 Tuesday 4 July 2017 LETCHWORTH, Broadway Theatre Box Office www.broadway-letchworth.com | 01462 681088 Wednesday 5 July 2017 CHESTERFIELD Pomegranate Box Office www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk | 01246 345 222 Saturday 8 July 2017 LINCOLN New Theatre Royal Box Office www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk | 01522 519999 Sunday 9 July 2017 MIDDLESBROUGH Theatre Box Office www.middlesbroughtheatre.co.uk | 01642 81 51 81
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