Popular CBeebies television show Grandpa In My Pocket comes to the stage for the first time.
The world-renowned CBeebies TV hit will be live on stage at the Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl from Wednesday, September 4-Sunday, September 8.
This new stage show titled Teamwork! taps into themes at the heart of the TV series, such as the playful cross-generational relationship between grandparent and grandchild, but also exploits the uniquely intimate and creatively unconstrained qualities of theatre.
Nottingham Playhouse have produced a show which will delight and engage audiences through an ensemble storytelling technique with song, dance, physicality, puppetry and real interaction with the audience, who are invited to help to tell the story.
Co-founders of Adastra Creative, writers and producers of Grandpa in My Pocket, said: “Nottingham Playhouse is the perfect partner for this project. They have embraced all the core elements of the television series that have made it so popular, and are totally in tune with the brand.
“We have an incredibly accomplished team working to bring the show to life on the theatre stage and believe this will offer a different experience of Grandpa, without losing any of its very special magic and charm.”
Nottingham Playhouse artistic director Giles Croft and chief executive Stephanie Sirr said: “Everyone at Nottingham Playhouse is genuinely thrilled to be creating this first-ever stage interpretation of such a well-loved children’s television show.
“We have assembled an outstanding creative team to bring Jason, his Grandpa and their friends to the stage; we are confident that this new story, magically brought to life with inspired design, songs, puppetry and an exceptional cast, will delight all of Grandpa in my Pocket’s many fans, and also introduce a new audience to the magic of live theatre.”
Grandpa in My Pocket is one of the highest rating shows on CBeebies and has sold to more than 104 territories worldwide.
It has received a hat trick of BAFTA nominations and is winner of the BAFTA for best children's show in Wales. Sunnysands Pirate, Horatio Heave Ho, takes his friends on a pirate adventure in search of treasure.
But when things go wrong, it’s time for Grandpa to put on his magic Shrinking Cap and save the day.
A new story, with the ensemble cast playing all the regular Sunnysands characters; children are bound to fall in love with Grandpa in my Pocket all over again.
Grandpa In My Pocket runs from September 4-8 at Rhyl Pavilion. Call 01745 3300 00 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk.