Family show Blippi The Musical is returning to London’s West End this Christmas after its successful sold-out run this summer.
Based on the hit Blippi children’s show on YouTube, the production will run at the Lyric Theatre from 7 December 2022 to 8 January 2023.
It brings the curious and fun character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement and music.
Blippi encourages learning through doing, playing and exploring, inspiring a child’s natural curiosity about the world around them. In the live show they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along.
The 65-minute daytime show is presented by Blippi distributor Moonbug Entertainment and Round Room Live in collaboration with Carter Dixon McGill Productions. It is currently running at the Apollo Theatre in the West End from 16 August to 4 September.
Stephen Shaw, tour producer and co-president of Round Room Live, said: “Our sold-out run this summer is currently delighting children and families, and we’re thrilled to provide joyful memories for even more families when we return this December.”
Susan Vargo, head of live events at Moonbug Entertainment, added: “Blippi The Musical proved such a huge success this summer. We are extremely excited to bring it back to London’s West End again this Christmas, where live theatre for family audiences thrives.”
Laurence Miller, commercial director of Nimax Theatres which operates both the Apollo and the Lyric, said: “In 15 years of daytime family programming at Nimax Theatres, Blippi is the first family show to sell out before the first performance. It’s a massive hit.”
With over 54 million YouTube subscribers and one billion views per month, millions of kids have joined Blippi on playdates and learned about vehicles, professions, animals, the natural world and much more.
Blippi was originally created and played on screen by Stevin John and more recently by Clayton Grimm who is involved in the current stage production at the Apollo.
When Blippi The Musical returns this Christmas, the character of Blippi will be played by professional stage performers selected specifically for the stage show.
Tickets for the Christmas run are on sale now at nimaxtheatres.com/shows/blippi-the-musical-lyric/.