Mila and I were gifted tickets to watch the live Peppa Pig show in London, ‘Peppa Pig’s Adventure’ and what a blast we had. I was apprehensive about the experience for two reasons. The first being the journey. Although we are from Brighton and the journey to and from London is a doddle, I have never, in the 10 years of being a parent, travelled on the tube solo with a toddler in a buggy. The second reason, Mila is a fidget. Actually, fidget is a complete understatement. She is an absolute nightmare. Sitting still for longer than two minutes is a no-no along with being quiet for longer than 30 seconds. My anxiety and apprehension was quickly put at ease once the day arrived. Although I did end up chickening out when it came to the tube and opted to just travelling overground. The extra bit of walking that was required, in my head, was a better option than looking like an idiot trying to lug my buggy up the stairs at a non-accessible station.
Once we arrived at the Haymarket Theatre, Mila started going crazy at the Peppa Pig posters. We were seen to straight away and given our tickets and a programme and then shown to our seats. We didn’t have to wait too long for the show to start and the excitement on Mila’s face when the Peppa Pig theme tune came on was priceless.
The show follows Peppa, George and their friends on a camping adventure alongside their friend Daisy who was really good at getting the audience involved and interacting. To be honest, I was expecting life size characters in costumes and was surprised that only Daddy Pig & Madame Gazelle were the only ones in costumes. Peppa, George and the rest of the cast were large, on floor puppets controlled by cast members who were visible on the stage. I worried that Mila would lose interest with them not being characters in costumes but that couldn’t of been further from reality. Mila was transfixed from start to finish, singing and dancing. The worries I had of her causing a scene and me chasing her around the theatre were quashed within minutes of the show starting.
The ‘Bing Bong’ song was definitely Mila’s highlight of the show, her enthusiasm of putting all her effort into singing along to it made my day. After the show we had the opportunity to meet the cast and characters and have our picture taken with them. Despite Mila’s face in the picture, she was in her element (and a little bit star struck) haha.
The level of interaction the cast had with the audience was brilliant and kept Mila engaged and entertained throughout the entire show. A massive thank you to Sara for inviting us along. It has definitely boosted my confidence in being able to take Mila to similar shows and not feel so anxious. We both throughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend taking your little ones to similar shows.
I’d love to hear your experiences with taking little ones to events like these. Feel free to leave these in the comments below 🙂