Selladoor Family and Rockefeller Productions announce casting for the UK tour of the stage adaptation of Roger Hargreaves much loved children’s book series, Mr.Men & Little Miss On Stage. The brand new show opens on 01 August at the Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe before an extensive tour.
Cast includes Richard Lounds, Ashton Owen, Emily Vinnicombe and Em Watkins who between them will play 16 of your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as Happyland bursts to life in a series of hilarious and colourful stories told through music and puppets designed and created by Paul Jomain.
Paul Jomain has worked extensively in puppet making for both television, film and theatre on projects for the Jim Henson company, The Hoobs, The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, Bunnytown, The Muppets, Avenue Q, ‘Monkey’ for the PG Tips commercials and a series of theatre shows for Peppa Pig to name but a few. He’s currently working on a new pre-school children’s TV show called Monty & Co.
Paul says “Making the Mr. Men and Little Miss puppets was really special for me. I remember the Mr. Men from my childhood and it was lovely to have the opportunity to create them for this show. If you ask me for a favourite it would have to be Mr. Funny.”
For almost 50 years, Mr. Men and Little Misses have brought joy to millions of children all over the world through self-expression, colour, simplicity and humour. Featuring Mr. Bump, Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Tickle, Little Miss Inventor and many more, the stage show will bring the stories to life in a series of hilarious and colourful in this beautifully crafted and hilarious live stage show!
This brand-new show comes from two of the country’s leading family theatre producers: Selladoor Family whose recent tours include Madagascar the Musical, Guess How Much I Love You, James and the Giant Peach and Seussical and New York based Rockefeller Productions, the creators of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show.
A firm family favourite since the books were first published in 1971 Mr. Men & Little Miss On Stage is written by James Corrigan, designed by Susannah Henry with directed by Christa Harris with Puppet direction from Nigel Plaskitt.
Landmark Theatre Ilfracombe 4 – 5 OCTOBER 2019
Maidstone – Hazlitt Theatre 7 – 9 OCTOBER 2019
Cumbernauld Theatre 12 OCTOBER 2019
Lanark Memorial Hall 16 OCTOBER 2019
Scunthorpe Baths Hall 21 -22 OCTOBER 2019
Bristol – Redgrave Theatre 26 – 27 OCTOBER 2019
Chelmsford Civic Theatre 28 OCTOBER 2019
Lighthouse Kettering 29 OCTOBER 2019
Didcot Cornerstone Arts Centre 1 NOVEMBER 2019
Lichfield Garrick Theatre 2 NOVEMBER 2019
Bridlington Spa 6 – 7 NOVEMBER 2019
The Berry Eastleigh 8 – 9 NOVEMBER 2019
New Theatre Peterborough 12 – 13 NOVEMBER 2019
The Gwynn Hall, Neath 16 – 17 NOVEMBER 2019!