Tuesday, 10 April 2012

CBeebies Live!

We were literally seeing stars at the CBeebies Live! - Reach to the stars show recently.

Ruby and her cousin were amazed at just how many of their TV favourites were on stage, and their excited whoops and cheers were a pleasure to witness.

It was an all-star cast featuring Mr Tumble; Katy Ashworth; Andy Day; Postman Pat; Squiglet; Mike the Knight; Sportacus & Stephanie; Mister Maker and the Zingzillas.  The very boo-worthy baddie, Robbie Rotten tries to scupper proceedings and become the star of the show himself but ultimately, he learns a valuable lesson.

There's lots of familiar tunes for the kids to sing along with, including my favourite costume and dance routine - 5 currant buns!  If you have Justin Fletcher's new album, you'll also recognise lots of the songs from his CD, with a rousing finale of Hand's Up.

The kids loved the way that lots of the characters came to the stage through the audience, so if you are lucky enough to have a seat in the right place, you may get to see the Zingzillas close up, or get to shake Justin's hand.

We've been to lots of live productions, but mainly in smaller, local theatres, so it was a huge adventure going along to a venue as large as Wembley Arena.  The performance was exactly the right length for Ruby, with a decent interval mid way through allowing plenty of time for toilet visits and drink top-ups.

We had an absolute ball.  The show is still currently touring and there's still time to catch it in Cardiff, Birmingham and Nottingham.  Or perhaps you've been already?  I'd love to know what you thought of it.

Disclosure: We were provided a family ticket for the purposes of this review however all opinions are my own.


  1. Hi we've been already and had a great time! The excitement of Wembley definitely added to it all! x

    1. Glad you had a great time! It was the first time any of us had ever been to the Arena and I was pleasantly surprised at ho easy it was to get there! We'll definitely be looking out for more shows. x

  2. You were closer to the front than we were in the cheap seats in Cardiff (I booked my tickets when they first came out, so missed out on review ops because we were already going), but Squeaky loved every minute, and has been saying "No take Tumble" ever since.