If you are looking for a highly original, family friendly show to watch this Summer, then you need to check out Stiles and Drewe’s ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Starring Birmingham’s own Simon Webbe as the Big Bad Wolf, the ‘Three Little Pigs’ promises to be a new spin on the story, with jokes and songs, and a chance to find out a little more about the snouty faced creatures who somehow manage to outfox the wolf.
As well as Simon, who I had the pleasure to grab a few words with earlier this year when he was in town for the Strictly Come Dancing Live shows, the cast is full of stars from The West End musical theatre. Simon will be joined by Alison Jiear (Olivier Nominated – Jerry Springer The Opera, On The Town, Britain’s Got Talent 2015), Leanne Jones (Hairspray), Wolverhampton’s Taofique Folarin (The Lion King, Avenue Q) and Daniel Buckley (Book of Mormon). The Three Little Pigs is another hit from the multi-award winning musical theatre song-writing duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins, Honk!, Betty Blue Eyes).
Stiles and Drewe say: ‘‘Most children will know the story of THE 3 LITTLE PIGS, so our job has been to reinvent it in a theatrical way, with hummable, memorable songs that will appeal to the whole family. Our 3 Little Pigs – Bar who loves to exercise, Bee who is “green” to the core, and Q the insatiable bookworm – learn to work together as a team to defeat the Big Bad (but possibly misunderstood) Wolf. We love surprising and bewitching our younger audiences, some of whom will be visiting the theatre for the first time. We take it as a great responsibility to encourage and nurture audiences of the future, so we try to ensure their first experience of a musical is a memorable one.”
With a performance running time is 55 minutes with no interval. This is a lovely family friendly show that is a great way to introduce young children to live theatre. It is suitable for children of all ages from 3+.
‘The Three Little Pigs’ is at the Town Hall, Birmingham from Tuesday 28th July – Sunday 2nd August. For show times and ticket information, click here.