Stars from the worlds of pop, musical theatre and Saturday night TV are joining forces for a brand new family musical that’s trotting into the West End this summer.
Simon Webbe (Blue, Strictly Come Dancing, Sister Act), Gareth Gates (Pop Idol, Dancing on Ice), Alison Jiear (Olivier Nominated – Jerry Springer, On The Town) Leanne Jones (Hairspray) and Taofique Folarin (The Lion King, Avenue Q) star in this latest musical from the dynamic and multi-award winning musical theatre song-writing duo that is George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
Stiles (music) and Drewe (book and lyrics) put their own musical twist on the retelling of this classic fairy tale which will play at The Palace Theatre from Wednesday 5th August to Sunday 6th September 2015.
Discover how the three little porkers become world renowned celebrity superstars when forced to leave the warmth of their mother’s overcrowded sty. Will the Three Little Pigs cope without their adoring mother’s “hogs and kisses”? Will their DIY building skills cut the mustard? And will they be able to stand on their own four trotters and outwit the Big Bad Wolf?
Stiles and Drewe say: ‘‘Most children will know the story of The 3 Little Pigs, so our job has been to reinvent it in a theatrical way, with hummable, memorable songs that will appeal to the whole family. Our 3 Little Pigs – Bar who loves to exercise, Bee who is “green” to the core, and Q the insatiable bookworm – learn to work together as a team to defeat the Big Bad (but possibly misunderstood) Wolf. We love surprising and bewitching our younger audiences, some of whom will be visiting the theatre for the fi rst time. We take it as a great responsibility to encourage and nurture audiences of the future, so we try to ensure their fi rst experience of a musical is a memorable one.”
The show is produced by Kenny Wax whose Laurence Olivier Awards include: The Play That Goes Wrong, Top Hat and Once On This Island. His Olivier Nominated shows for family audiences include: Hetty Feather, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Tall Stories’ production of Room on the Broom.
The piglets will start their journey at North Finchley artsdepot on 24th July with a pit stop at Birmingham Town Hall from 28th July before the West End season.
See www.3littlepigslive.com for tour details and to book.