Peppa Pig: My First Concert at the Southbank Centre May 30-31

It takes a lot to keep Peppa Pig down. And with a crisis closing art venues across the city, the creators of children’s favourite pig have announced their London shows are still going ahead.

Peppa Pig: My First Concert is a fun and interactive introduction to a live orchestra for children that will take Peppa Pig fans on a magical musical journey when it heads to Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on May 30-31.

This unmissable production is based on the popular animated television series and gives children a chance to experience their first concert in a way that is truly meaningful to them.

Specially designed for the youngest audience members, this allows them, together with Peppa, to discover an orchestra for the first time.

Children and their families can sing and dance along with Peppa to her favourite songs, watch as Daddy Pig Learns how to conduct an orchestra and all the mishaps and mayhem.

The audience can explore all the different sounds that instruments make and get a chance to enjoy familiar Peppa tunes
Flautist and children’s concert specialist, Jane Mitchell, has been heavily involved in the creation of the show.

As creative director and principal flautist of British chamber orchestra Aurora, Jane is well respected in the world of classical music; but in this new production, she has worked alongside arranger Iain Farrington to interweave beloved Peppa Pig songs into classics by Beethoven and others, including Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Grieg.

Jane said; “Orchestras are sometimes seen as inaccessible for young audiences.

“Breaking that down is incredibly rewarding-and playing Muddy Puddles alongside Mozart is amazing fun.

“The Peppa Pig audience is mostly under five, so that ‘Wow’ experience is really important.

“If you can reach them through a character they know and love, it’s a golden opportunity”

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