The Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent will host this year’s ever popular and highly anticipated CBeebies Christmas Show with the pre-school audience being offered even more ways to experience the magic.
CBeebies’ favourite personalities are lined up to star in this unique adaptation of the original Hans Christian Andersen tale, Thumbelina. For Christmas 2018, the show can be enjoyed live in the theatre, on BBC iPlayer and on the CBeebies channel. And for the first time, families will also be able to experience the seasonal show on the big screen in cinemas across the UK along with additional and exclusive cinema content led by the one and only Justin Fletcher.
Thumbelina records in Stoke-on-Trent on November 3-4 launches on BBC iPlayer and in cinemas across the UK on December 15 and will be broadcast on CBeebies on December 21.
Tickets for the theatre show go on sale from 9am on Friday, September 21 priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children (plus one booking fee per transaction). Further tickets will be released at 9am on Friday, September 28.
Produced by awarding winning BBC Children’s In House Productions, the show is set to deliver a colourful spectacle of music, dance and action packed comedy with a generous smattering of goodies and baddies.
Thumbelina follows the adventures of a thumb-sized girl in an oversized world of woodland creatures and giant plants as she tries to find out the truth about her identity.
Born inside a flower, she marvels at the world around her but quickly realises she doesn’t know what, where or who she is. She has no name and is lost and alone, with only a dream to fly like a butterfly. She is drawn to the warmth and excitement of a nearby animal party where bugs, spiders, toads, and mice are celebrating the End of Summer and Start of Winter, but the party is not what it seems. Can Thumbelina find the strength to stand up for herself as the animals bicker over her and will she discover the truth about who she really is?
The 60s influenced music will bring the whole show to life with original new songs guaranteed to get the audience singing and dancing enough to raise the theatre roof. The 2018 cast features many of CBeebies’ most popular actors and presenters including Justin Fletcher, Ben Faulks and Andy Day.
There are even more opportunities for young audiences to experience the live production of the CBeebies Christmas Show this year with four performances set to take place in the theatre across the two days ensuring, more people than ever before will get to see their CBeebies favourites up close and live.
Thumbelina will be broadcast on CBeebies on December 21 and available on BBC iPlayer from December 15.