Previewed 5 August 2015, Opened 6 August 2015, Closed 6 September 2015 at the Palace Theatre in London
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's new musical for all the family The 3 Little Pigs in London starring Simon Webbe and Alison Jiear for a special five week season of morning and afternoon performances.
A very curly musical tale. He can huff and he can puff until the cows comes home, but will the Big Bad Wolf get the better of the three little superstar piglets in this brand new retelling of the classic story? Full of catchy songs, jokes and japes for little ones and parents alike, this endearing musical will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter.
A great big little West End show for ages three and above - but may not be suitable for vegetarians!
The cast features Simon Webbe as 'Wolf', Alison Jiear as 'Mother', Leanne Jones as 'Bee', Daniel Buckley as 'Q' and Taofique Folarin as 'Bar'. Directed by Anthony Drewe with musical supervision by George Stiles, choreography by Ewan Jones, designs by Jason Denvir, costume supervision by Chrissy Maddison, lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw Shock Productions. PLEASE NOTE: Gareth Gates, who was originally scheduled to star as 'Q' in this production, has now withdrawn after his doctor advised him to rest his voice. Alison Jiear's West End credits include The Hot Mikado at the Queen's Theatre in 1995.
"We all know the story of the three little pigs . However, this brand new production has reinvented the age-old tale with a modern twist - creating a show that's a real delight for younger children. The more mature members of the audience will recognise the big bad wolf, Simon Webbe of boy band Blue. Simon brings real charisma to the role, and his catchy song "I'll Huff and I'll Puff", a real highlight. The rest of the cast are an equal delight. You may recognise Mother Pig, Alison Jiear from Britain's Got Talent, who draws the audience in with her strong vocals and engaging persona. This is a high-energy fun production that leaves the audience wanting more." The Sunday Mirror
"Here the three little pigs are in fat-suit onesies with curly tails and are called Bar, Bee and Q (the meat puns soon become a bit of a boar). Mother Pig is nicely played by singer Alison Jiear and the star of the show is Simon Webbe as the Big Bad Wolf in black leathers with patches of fur. As wolves go, he’s far too friendly and doesn’t drool over the pigs convincingly... If the songs are unmemorable, the show looks good. The brick house is very homely and radiates family values. But theatrically, the whole sausage lacks sizzle." The Mail on Sunday
Simon Webbe is best known as a member of the boy band Blue along with Antony Costa, Duncan James and Lee Ryan who have sold over 15 million records. His West End credits include the musical Sister Act at the London Palladium in 2009. Alison Jiear's West End credits include her Olivier nominated role as Best Actress in a Musical for Jerry Springer The Opera at the Cambridge Theatre in 2003 which introduced the song 'I Just Wanna Dance', with her remixed version becoming an international dance track hit. Most recently she appeared on the ITV television show Britain's Got Talent when, with her rendition of the the song 'You'll Never Walk' she received unanimous acclaim from all four judges, advancing to the semi-finals. Leanne Jones made her West End debut playing the role of 'Tracy Turnblad' in the musical Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2007. Daniel Buckley's West End credits include the role of 'Marvin' in Elliot Davis and James Bourne's musical Loserville at the Garrick Theatre in 2012 and the original Standby 'Elder Cunningham' in The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2013. Taofique Folarin's West End credits include, most recently, playing the role of 'Banzai' in the musical The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's West End credits include Betty Blue Eyes, a musical stage adaptation of the film Private Function, at the Novello Theatre in 2011. They also provided additional songs, lyrics and music to the stage musical adaptation of Disney's Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2004.
The Three Little Pigs in London at the Palace Theatre previewed from 5 August 2015, opened on 6 August 2015 and closed on 6 September 2015 - please note special morning and afternoon performances only.