Aberdeen’s HMT set to be magical and horrible for young theatre goers

Aberdeen’s HMT set to be magical and horrible for young theatre goers

The north-east’s youngsters have been promised both enchanting and horrid entertainment in the new season of shows at His Majesty’s Theatre.

For the BAFTA award-winning television Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is to make its stage debut, while actors and ground-breaking 3D effects will deliver TWO Horrible History shows in one – Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians to the city theatre next year.

They are part of a great line-up of live shows for children which includes Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! (April 12 to 14), Spot’s Birthday Party (June 13 to 15) and The Singing Kettle’s Rumble in the Jungle (August 9 to 11).

Tickets go at sale to APA Friends next Thursday (November 29) and to the general public on Tuesday, December 4 online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Aberdeen Performing Arts head of programming Ben Torrie said: "Theatre for children and young people is a hugely popular aspect of APA's programme, and we are proud to be able to present a high quality selection of top shows to meet the demands of our avid young audience.

“It is fantastic to see a full house of youngsters having a thoroughly entertaining, and educational, experience at the theatre."

A hot favourite television show and book series, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom (July 20 and 21) comes from the makers of Peppa Pig, which was a sell-out hit at HMT in the summer.

It tells the story of young Fairy Princess Holly, who is still learning how to fly, and her best friend, Ben the Elf, who doesn’t have wings and doesn’t do magic.

Based on the famous series of books by Terry Deary and featuring 3D bogglevision sometimes used in HMT pantos in the past,Horrible Histories (April 23 to 27) is live theatre and history at its rip-roaring best.

In her Search for the City of Lost Toys, Dora the Explorer and her friends embark on a live musical adventure in a two-act musical song and dance spectacular that invites the young audience to think, sing and play along.

While everyone’s favourite puppy celebrates his birthday at HMT with Steve the Monkey, Helen the Hippo, Tom the Crocodile, Spot’s mum and dad, Sally and Sam and special guest Marco the Rabbit Magician.

And in Rumble in the Jungle, the Singing Kettle set out on a great adventure, deep into the undergrowth on the hunt for Magical Coloured Kettles and finding clues for songs that will captivate and enthral the whole family.

Posted on Thursday 22 November

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