I have something to tell you, but it’s a secret. Come close. Closer….now, make me a promise. Not a word to Reuben. Because October is a long way off and we don’t want him to get all excited about something that’s happening then, when he has to wait half a year.
And he will be verrrrrry excited. I’m very excited.
(In case anyone is drawing their own conclusions, let me assure you that it’s not a baby. I might be growing a watermelon, but that’s in a very literal and possibly garden-destroying way)
No, it’s bigger than that. It is giant. Actually, it’s colossal. It’s the biggest squid in the ocean. Have I given it away yet?
Well, here it is…“The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure” is coming to the stage! That’s right – there is an OCTONAUTS LIVE show on tour this autumn. It starts in Dartford, where I will be taking one very giddy boy, and then tours the country, even popping to another country on the way (well, Wales). You can find out all the details on the official website, but here are the tour dates announced so far:
THURS 16 – SUN 19 OCTOBER ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD
TUES 21 – WED 22 OCTOBER PRINCES HALL, ALDERSHOT
SAT 25 – SUN 26 OCTOBER WYCOMBE SWAN, HIGH WYCOMBE
WED 29 – THURS 30 OCTOBER FAIRFIELD HALLS, CROYDON
SAT 1 – SUN 2 NOVEMBER NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF
WED 5 – THURS 6 NOVEMBER G LIVE, GUILDFORD
SAT 8 – SUN 9 NOVEMBER ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
WED 12 – THURS 13 NOVEMBER GRAND OPERA HOUSE, YORK
SAT 15 – SUN 16 NOVEMBER CORN EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE
WED 19 – THURS 20 NOVEMBER ST GEORGE’S HALL, BRADFORD
SAT 22 – SUN 23 NOVEMBER GROVE THEATRE, DUNSTABLE
DERBY Assembly Rooms
HULL New Theatre
TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly Hall Theatre
NEW BRIGHTON Floral Pavilion
CREWE Lyceum Theatre
STEVENAGE Gordon Craig Theatre
LEICESTER De Montford Hall
SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn
I’m so thrilled that my little nephew will be able to go as well because he adores penguins, and I’m sure he’d love to see his favourite undersea adventurers live on stage. So, it’s a complete joy that the show is stopping at his university town! Don’t eat too many sweets in the interval now, will you? Tickets are starting to go on sale now.
But there’s more. Yes, more excitement. Because our favourite children’s festival, LolliBop, has announced its new venue! It’s not in London, but it’s nearby and it looks ace. LolliBop’s new home is in the leafy environs of Hatfield house, Hertfordshire. It’s on the mainline from Kings Cross, it’s near the A1 and it means that there is space for more fun than ever! Early Bird tickets are now on sale, so get yours before they all sell out. And if you’re not sure whether it’s the kind of thing that will send your small child into a whirl of ecstasy, let me assure you that it will. If you don’t believe me, check out my reviews of LolliBops 2012 and 2013. And have a look at the official website for more details!
Right, I’m off for a lie-down after so much excitement. Get booking now if you don’t want to miss out!