Peppa returns to make a splash

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Kids’ TV favourite Peppa Pig is back with the popular touring show Peppa Pig’s Big Splash, which can be seen at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal on October 25-26.

This massive tour just keeps on adding more shows, due to public demand, and will have lasted for over a year by the time it reaches its conclusion, an impressive achievement for all concerned.

This new production comes fresh from the huge successes of the two previous tours Peppa Pig’s Party and Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt.

The nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it quickly.

They set up a fete to raise the money for Mr Bull to do the repairs. There’s plenty of fun to be had as Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, as well as Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Suzy Sheep put up bunting, run stalls and organise a great day out. 

There’s also a Champion Puddle Jumping competition judged by Mr Potato where everyone gets wet and Peppa needs to find her Golden Boots. Another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles is guaranteed for all the family.

Peppa Pig returns live on stage with puppets and brilliant sing-a-long songs from BAFTA award-winning composer Mani Svavarsson. Richard Lewis adapts and directs this show, following his previous successes with the first two Peppa Pig stage shows and the recent Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom tour. Matt Lewis is lyricist, Simon Scullion is designer, Matt Haskins is lighting designer, Ian Horrocks Taylor is sound designer and Andy Booth is music director.

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is produced by Fiery Angel and Limelight Productions (Fiery Light), the team also behind the recent tours of LazyTown Live!, Roald Dahl’s The BFG, the previous two Peppa Pig tours and the current tour of Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom.

Tickets to see Peppa Pig’s Big Splash at the Theatre Royal are £13.50-£15.50, available by calling the box office on 0115 9895555.

n Pop legend Kylie Minogue will bring her Kiss Me Once tour to Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena on Sunday, October 5.

The tour will support her recently released latest album Kiss Me Once.

The tour will open here in the UK and will comprise 31 shows in 15 countries - including 12 dates in the UK and Ireland. Famous for her live shows, Kylie’s Kiss Me Once Tour will be true to form as a celebration of both new and old material.

Kiss Me Once, the album, is her first studio album since 2010’s Aphrodite, and has seen Kylie team up with Pharrell Williams, who wrote and produced I Was Gonna Cancel.

It’s been a good year for Kylie with her starring role as one of the judges on the hit BBC show The Voice, plus the release of the album, and now this tour.

Tickets are priced from £44.80 (includes administration fee). For availability, you can check out www.capitalfmarena.com/online/kylieminogue, call 0843 373 3000 or visit in person at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.

Please note under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18-plus on the standing floor.

n The original Culture Club line-up have confirmed they are to play live dates across the UK for the first time in over 15 years.

The tour will include a show on Saturday December 6, at Capital FM Arena Nottingham.

Tickets are £43.12 and £54.32 (includes administration fee). Tickets can be booked online at www.capitalfmarena.com/online/cultureclub, via 0843 373 3000 or in person at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA

The Grammy Award winners have sold in excess of 100 million singles and over 50 million albums, making it as one of the biggest pop bands of the 1980s. They achieved seven straight Top Ten hits in the UK, had number one singles in over a dozen countries and multi platinum album sales across the world.

Special guest on the tour is Alison Moyet.