Peppa Pig Live is coming to The Palace Theatre in Stamford on November 9 for two shows! It’s now one of the most successful family theater tours in North American history with more than 500,000 tickets sold to date and is currently on a 40 city tour!
In “Peppa Pig’s Surprise,” it’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have a surprise for her and her younger brother George, but no matter how hard they try, Peppa and George cannot guess what it is. Audiences will enjoy fun interactive games and, of course, many surprises! The live show encompasses the charming, colorful nature of the incredibly popular preschool series and features brand-new songs and life-size puppets that walk, talk, dance, and jump up and down to give audiences a unique, fully immersive theatrical experience from the moment the curtain opens.
The show gives little ones and their families the opportunity to engage with their favorite characters like never before in an unforgettable first live stage show experience.
Daniel Jared Hersh plays Daddy Pig in Peppa Pig Live! He satdown for an interview with us about what it’s like to play this role and what he loves about the show!
What makes this show great for families?
This show is great for families because there is something in it for everyone. While the show is definitely aimed at kids, there are jokes that the parents will be able to laugh at too! Also, I’ve found that the UV sequence is very appealing to adults as well as children!
Is it difficult taking an animated character from television onto the live stage?
Actually, in a lot of ways, it makes it a little more fun! In general, when you portray a character on stage, you have to become larger than life so that what you’re doing translates to every seat in the theater. Because these characters come from an animated world, they are already fairly exaggerated and it gives us a great starting point to bring them to life on stage!
What do you like about playing Daddy Pig?
Daddy Pig is so much fun to play because he always wants everyone to have a good time, including himself! When I first stepped into the role, I thought of him as a little bit of a bumbling lovable idiot. But my director gave me the perfect note; he said, “Daddy Pig wants what’s best for his family, and while his methods may not always be the smartest, he very often does get it right.” I loved that because it helped me realize that he’s always trying his best as a father, no matter the outcome.
What’s your favorite part of the show?
My favorite part of the show is when Peppa and George take a bubble bath and we make giant bubbles that go out into the audience! The kids love it!
What do you think makes Peppa Pig so popular?
I think Peppa Pig is so popular because she is a character that can find joy and wonder in any activity. Kids can relate to her because they’ve probably experienced all the things that she gets to do, and she shows them that anything in life can be fun!