Duggee’s Scottish dates…

June 27, 2022 | By More

It’s time to earn your Theatre Badge, Squirrels!

Hit children’s show Hey Duggee is to tour the UK in a vibrant and interactive stage show that will come to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre from Fri 27  Sun 29 January, 2023 and the King’s Glasgow Thurs 25 – Sat 27 May 2023.

Duggee, The Squirrels and some of their friends will come together in Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show, which is being billed as “a brand new play packed with non-stop fun, laughs, singing, dancing and even more fun!”. Tickets go on general sale from 10am on Monday 4 July for Edinburgh and 10am this Friday, July 1 for Glasgow.

The smash hit CBeebies series will be brought to life through innovative puppetry and storytelling in this new live show. Since bursting onto TV screens in 2014, the BBC and Studio AKA creation has won no fewer than six BAFTAs and is an international Emmy award-winning hit.

Hey Duggee was the most streamed children’s show on BBC iPlayer in 2021 and is popular among both children and parents – thanks to its brightly coloured animation which is creative, inclusive, joyous and ever so gently educational.

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“It’s deeply anarchic,” according to Alexander Armstrong, who narrates the TV show and interprets Duggee’s woofs. “When the squirrels step out of the clubhouse, anything might happen – they might go on some psychedelic trip up the river to the heart of darkness or they might skip dreamily through waving corn.”

It is those pop references which have kept the parents watching – for some (putting my hand up here) long after their children have grown out of the programme. One episode was based on Apocalypse Now, another had a song from Orbital in the soundtrack and of course there was the brilliant Stick Badge.

Whether such references will make it into the stage show remains to be seen. However, according to the show’s blurb:  Betty wants to make costumes, Happy wants to sing, Tag wants to make music, Norrie wants to dance, Roly wants jelly and they all want you to join them at the Clubhouse.

Listings:

Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show

Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, EH8 9FT
Friday 27 – Sunday 29 January
Various times: 10am / 1pm / 2pm / 3.30pm.

Tickets and details: Book here. (General sale from 10am, Mon 4 July 2022)

Glasgow King’s Theatre, 297 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JN
Mon 27 Jun – Sat 2 Jul 2022
Mon – Thurs: 8pm; Fri/Sat: 5.30pm, 8.30pm.
Tickets and details:  Book here. (General sale from 10am, Fri 1 July 2022)

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