On saturday 4th April, we were so lucky enough to be heading to Wembley Arena to watch a performance of Mr Tumbles Circus, Live on stage with Justin Fletcher, Andy Day, Cat Standion, and Swashbuckles Gem (Tillys hero).
We arrived at Wembley Arena and took our place in the (very long) queue, But the staff worked fast and we were soon inside and looking for our seat. Wembley arena was very easy to navigate and we found our block of seats really quick. We were shown to our seats by a member of staff.
The girls were very excited and In the run up to the show starting, there was an announcement in the way of Arthur Sleep from Gigglebiz reading the news - telling us the show would be starting in 5 minutes, then in a few minutes, This kept the kids in the arena occupied and to build anticipation for the show.
It also made sure everyone was ready and seated for the performance.
As soon as the show started it was full of interactive fun for all the children in the audience, There was a lot of shouting and cheering coming from the audience and grown ups were encouraged to join in too. The Girls were on their feet for most of the show, excitedly jumping about or dancing to the music. They even had the chance to join in with the Swashbuckle Salute (something Tilly does most days in front the TV). Tilly and her friend are both 5 years old and I did wonder if they would enjoy the show because I wasnt sure if they were getting too old, but how wrong was I? There were many children at the show from babes in arms to older children of 8 or 9 and they all enjoyed themselves for the full 2 hours of the show.
There was a break half way through the show, which gives you time for a toilet break and to grab a drink from an arena Stall. But the queues get long for the toilet and if you have a toddler with you, It might be better to pop out during the show to avoid queues. It also gives you chance to go and buy some merchandise provided for the show. Justin and his friends also came out into the audience a couple of times, this gave some of the families a chance to get up close and personal with the characters.
Justin Fletcher plays many of his characters himself and with the clever work of pre-recorded videos and quick wardrobe changes, he managed to bring many of his characters to the show. All of the stars from Cbeebies looked like they enjoyed themselves on the stage, The live singing was amazing and the choreography perfect. The show was magical and worth every penny that a ticket will cost you
You can buy tickets here at www.cbeebieslive.com for performances in
- Tue 7 Apr BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena 1.30pm & 4.45pm
- Thu 9 Apr LIVERPOOL Echo Arena 1.30pm & 4.45pm
- Fri 10 Apr NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena 1.30pm & 4.45pm
- Sat 11 Apr GLASGOW The SSE Hydro Arena 1.30pm & 4.45pm
- Mon 13 Apr NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena 1.30pm & 4.45pm
- Tue 14 Apr MANCHESTER Phones 4U Arena 1.30pm & 4.45pm
If you only do one day out this Easter - make it to the Cbeebies Live! Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble's Circus.
Photos by Saffron Walton
We received these tickets in exchange for a frank and honest review.