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Where is Peter Rabbit? returns featuring the voices of Myleene Klass and Griff Rhys Jones

Peter Rabbit, Myleene Klass and Benjamin Bunny. Photo credit: Dave Hogan.

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING a sell out run in April this year, the critically acclaimed Where is Peter Rabbit™? is returning to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Back by popular demand, it will run for a limited season from July 20 to September 1, 2019.

Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s classic Tales, the shows – with a new enhanced storyline – will feature for the first time the voice of TV presenter and musician Myleene Klass as the narrator, alongside Olivier Award-winning actor and comedian Griff Rhys Jones.

Myleene Klass said: “I have always loved and admired the Beatrix Potter books. I grew up reading them and have introduced these classic tales to my children. Peter Rabbit is such a wonderful character – cheeky, mischievous, adventurous and inquisitive. I am thrilled to be lending my voice to this enchanting show for all the family.”

Griff Rhys Jones said: “The characters and the strange life of animals are so well observed by Beatrix Potter and not just in her beautiful illustrations. I don’t think we cherish things quite as much as we do children’s books, handed down like golden gems; and it’s remarkable to think that these stories are still so loved. It is wonderful that these magical tales of countryside life will be returning to the Theatre Royal Haymarket this summer.”

Where is Peter Rabbit™? began life at the Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness-On-Windermere in June 2016 and has enthralled audiences and garnered rave reviews ever since. Classic Beatrix Potter tales leap from the glossy pages onto the West End stage with ease, drawing children and adults alike into the imaginary world of Peter Rabbit and his friends.

Where is Peter Rabbit™? features beautifully handcrafted puppets and an entrancing set and is full of music and joyful, enchanting original songs, with lyrics by one of Britain’s most beloved playwrights, Sir Alan Ayckbourn and music by Steven Edis.

Fall in love with the mischievous Peter Rabbit, reach heady heights with Jemima Puddle-Duck and do the laundry with Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Watch out for the cunning Mr Tod, whilst delighting at Mr Jeremy Fisher‘s attempts to catch fish and don’t forget the ferocious Mr. McGregor is never far away.

Devised by Roger Glossop, and directed and choreographed by Sheila Carter, this innovative show combines live performance, projection and recording in a thoroughly interactive new magical musical, entirely based on the original Tales by Beatrix Potter.

Where is Peter Rabbit™? is presented by Phil McIntyre and Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. Thomas Merrington, Creative Consultant on behalf of Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd said:

“We are delighted to be bringing Peter Rabbit and friends back to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for the summer following an incredibly successful run this Easter. Families are in for a treat with some new narrations and a brand new song. Audiences will continue to fall in love with this beautiful production – it really brings the characters to life in the most charming way.”

Image: Peter Rabbit, Myleene Klass and Benjamin Bunny. Photo credit: Dave Hogan.

Tickets: From £15. To book, call the box office on 020 7930 8800 or visit www.peterrabbitlive.com/.