Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever at the Grand Opera House, York: A Mumbler Review
Guest Review by Local Mumbler, Claire
York Mumbler Claire took her 4-year-old to see Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever at the Grand Opera House York. Find out what they thought about it, plus useful information in their review.
Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever!
Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more!
Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!
I took my 4 year old along to the opening performance of Peppa Pig which is currently touring the UK. It is playing in York for two days with two shows left tomorrow, Thursday 5th March, at 10am and 1pm. Most children love Peppa Pig at some time or other and whether or not they are currently ‘hooked’ I think all will enjoy this performance.
As we waited for the performance to start the theatre filled up with lots of expectant faces and excited squeals and giggles. “When is Peppa coming on?” I was asked at least 5 times! If this is to be the ‘best day ever’ for your little ones you would be advised to take some extra pennies for the paraphernalia on sale prior to the show. I avoided the spinning flashing wands, we have enough of those and it’s more distracting than anything else.
As the curtain rose and Peppa and her family entered the stage, the excited chatter soon turned to enrapture. I’m not sure the children could quite believe their eyes, Peppa Pig, actually on stage!
The show moved at a really fast pace, full of songs, dancing and audience participation. It has been cleverly put together to keep the attention of very young children by encouraging them to join in and by moving through the story quickly. Children (and grown ups) are encouraged to perform actions, call out and sing along which makes them feel part of the journey which Peppa takes with her family and friends on their fun adventure. Songs included Peppa Pig classics and some reworked popular children’s songs. Looking around children were captivated, sometimes extremely excited and thoroughly enjoying the performance.
Peppa and her friends visit a cave, explore a castle, find secret passages, encountered a feast and met a dragon! Many of Peppa’s much loved friends join in along the way. It’s an impressive technical achievement and completely faithful to Peppa Pig as we all know and love her. It is non-stop and of course no Peppa Pig adventure is complete without muddy puddles. If you’re in the stalls watch out, you might be in the splash zone!!
My 4 year old gave it an impressive 11 out of 10 and a big thumbs up!
If you’re concerned about taking young ones to the theatre, don’t be. The theatre will be full of small children so it can be noisy but it’s very easy to switch off, it doesn’t detract from the performance and you don’t need to feel paranoid if your child is having a wobble. The show is only 1 hour long with a 15 minute interval so children are not expected to sit still and pay attention for too long at a time.
Booster seats are available if required. My son stayed in his seat the entire time without a booster and was able to see just fine.
I would recommend leaving pushchairs at home if you can. But if you need to bring them there were staff on hand to help you down the few stairs into the theatre and there are dedicated areas for parking pushchairs. There were a lot today so if you arrive and park up first you may need to hang back at the end before you can extract your pushchair. I would recommend arriving early as it takes a little longer than usual to filter into the theatre and to your seats.
Entry to the theatre is by the side entrance. The box office is for ticket collection only.
Useful links & information
Peppa Pig is showing at the Grand Opera House until Thursday 5th March with shows at 10am and 1pm.
Tickets from £18.15
Children under 18 months do not require a paid ticket.