Minor Entertainment presents the CBeebies favourite on stage in
At Grimsby Auditorium from Tuesday 13 to Wednesday 14 November
Premiere UK Tour in 2018 – Bing Goes to the Theatre
Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are going on tour in the first ever Bing stage show! Bing Live! will visit Grimsby Auditorium on Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 November as part of a major UK tour in 2018.
Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they learn how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Flop and Amma are there to help, but in this magical world of make-believe things don’t always go according to plan…
The CBeebies favourites are brought to life in a brand new stage production full of fun, laughter, music and magical puppetry. Bing Live! is the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families.
Going to the theatre… it’s a Bing thing!
Bing Live! is produced by Minor Entertainment (In the Night Garden Live) and directed by Will Tuckett, guest principal character artist of the Royal Ballet, whose production of Wind in the Willows won an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in 2014. The show will also bring together a first-class creative team to ensure a quality family entertainment stage show for audiences of all ages.
Bing is adapted for the stage by Helen Eastman with costumes and puppet design by Tahra Zafar. As Head of Costume, Hair and Make-up for the Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies staged in London, 2012, Tahra managed the production of 23,000 costumes for all four Ceremonies. Her film projects include: Star Wars VII The Force Awakens, X Men-First Class, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and The Fifth Element and for television: In the Night Garden, Zingzillas and The Adventures of Abney and Teal.
Since its launch on CBeebies, Bing has been a huge ratings hit and it’s the number one top rated pre-school show on BBC iPlayer. Celebrating the joyful, messy, reality of preschool life, Bing finds the big stories in the smallest moments that little ones and the grown-ups in their lives will recognise…whether it’s dropping your ice-cream or losing your favourite toy.
The series has won an International Emmy Award in the Kids’ Pre-School category in 2016, a Writer’s Guild Award and a BAFTA nomination for Best Pre-School Series. The animated series, which saw Mark Rylance make his children’s television debut voicing Flop, is produced by Acamar Films.
Andrew Collier, Creative Director of Minor Entertainment, said “We’re thrilled to be bringing Bing to the stage – we know families throughout the UK love Bing as much as we do, and we can’t wait to see children’s faces light up when they meet him at the theatre for the first time.
Mikael Shields, CEO of Acamar Films and producer of Bing said: “Seeing Bing take a leap from the screen to the stage is hugely exciting for all of us at Acamar. We are thrilled to be working with Minor Entertainment to bring the ‘Bing Live’ shows to our young audience. Introducing Bing fans to possibly their first experience of theatre is a tremendous creative challenge and Minor has shown imaginative flair, exceptional attention to detail, and their passion for bringing preschool characters to life has been evident throughout our collaboration with them. We can’t wait to watch the reaction from Bingsters to seeing Bing and Flop on stage next year.”
NOTES TO EDITORS & LISTINGS
- New Series 4 in Q4 2018 (26 x 7” episodes)
- Over 40 international broadcasters secured to date
- Airs every day on CBeebies and now available on Amazon Prime
- #1 pre-school show on BBC iPlayer: Over 225 million requests
- Over 100,000 fans on Facebook
- Global Master Toy: Fisher-Price
- Global Master Publisher: HarperCollins
Bing has seen extraordinary success since it launched on TV in 2014. Based on the books by Ted Dewan, Bing has been a ratings hit on CBeebies in the UK and is the number one top rated pre-school show on BBC iPlayer, where it is regularly in the Top 40 BBC most popular programmes available across all categories.
The series won an International Emmy Award in the Kids’ Pre-School category in 2016, a Writers’ Guild Award and a BAFTA nomination for Best Pre-School Series. The animated series, which saw Mark Rylance make his children’s television debut voicing Flop, is produced by Acamar Films.
About Minor Entertainment:
Minor Entertainment was founded to create spectacular live family entertainment. Its first production, In the Night Garden Live, broke the mould for pre-school theatre and has sold over 900,000 tickets to date. Minor’s Creative Director, Andrew Collier, has over 20 years’ experience, and has been involved in bringing shows including Fimbles, LazyTown, SpongeBob SquarePants, Peppa Pig and In the Night Garden to the stage.
About Acamar Films:
Acamar Films was founded in 2005 to create and produce film and television projects to “move and delight audiences worldwide”. Its CEO Mikael Shields has over 25 years’ experience and an international reputation for identifying, developing, financing and producing a wide range of hit film and television projects including Nick Park’s Oscar and BAFTA winning Wallace & Gromit, Aardman’s Rex The Runt, Candy Guard’s Pond Life, Pingu, Noddy, BAFTA winner Hilltop Hospital and Flatworld.
Dates and Prices
Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 November 2018
Tue 1pm & 4pm & Wed 10am & 1pm
Tickets £15.50 & £17.50
Child £2.00 off per ticket
Child 6 months+ must have a paid ticket