The first Ever Bing stage show is coming to Belfast Waterfront on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July.
Bing Live! is the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families. The CBeebies favourites are brought to life in this brand new stage production full of fun, laughter, music and magical puppetry.
Belfast-born actor Micheal Magennis to play Bing on this first ever live tour. Micheal trained in Musical Theatre at Performance Preparation Academy (PPA) Guildford and appeared as Makka Pakka in the UK tour of In The Night Garden. Michael is very excited to be part of the premiere cast of Bing Live! and to be performing in his native Belfast.
Children’s faces will light up as they join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando and find out 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.
Bing Live! is produced by Minor Entertainment – the company that brought In the Night Garden to the stage – and is 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.
Bing Live! 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 Olympics and Paralympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies staged in London, 2012, Tahra managed the production of 23,000 costumes for all four ceremonies.
Since its launch on CBeebies, Bing has been a huge ratings hit and is the Number One 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.
Bing Live is suitable for under 5s.
Tickets for Bing Live! are available online, by calling 028 9033 4455 and at our main Box Office at the Ulster Hall.
For further information on Bing Live! please contact:
Katherine Camps Kilgour – Bright Media
Tel: 01621 784777 / 07958 649502