Theatre Review: Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

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There is something magical about watching a child entranced watching favourite television characters come alive on stage.

Ruaridh (6) and Flora (3) just loved the stage version of the CBeebies programme Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom which has won a BAFTA award.

There was much excitement when we settled down to watch the story of young fairy princess Holly who is still learning to fly and her magic is not going according to plan.

Her best friend Ben the Elf doesn’t have wings either , but he runs fast and rides on the back of his ladybird Gaston. The show takes the audience on a journey to see Ben and Holly clean up a messy cave, on a trip to The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum and even a surprise birthday party for King Thistle.

The show is full of colour, vibrancy and singing and dancing. All the ingredients for an afternoon of fun and entrancement!

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, appearing in Blackpool, Halifax and Manchester in June and July. Log onto www.benandhollylive.com for dates and ticket prices.