Bluey’s Big Play at Hall for Cornwall

Bluey’s Big Play at Hall for Cornwall

I think it’s fair to say that everyone likes Bluey. So, when we were offered the chance to go and watch Bluey’s Big Play at Hall for Cornwall, my kids jumped at the chance.

Both boys were buzzing with excitement as we took our seats in the packed auditorium. The theatre was full of families with children of all ages who couldn’t wait for the show to start.

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Bluey’s Big Play is a brand new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award winning TV show. It features an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm and brand new music by Bluey composer Joff Bush.

Dad wants to put his feet up on a Sunday afternoon but Bluey and Bingo want to play with him. With lots of lovely moments, touches of humour and subtle messages about siblings, copying and screen time, this new story is every bit as charming as the episodes my kids have watched before.

Audiences will be thrilled to see Bluey, Bingo and Mum and Dad on stage. They’re brought to life in Bluey’s Big Play by the most amazing puppets and what is clearly a very talented team of people both on stage and off. We all loved the clever set design and use of sound too.

Bluey’s Big Play at Hall for Cornwall

The moments of interaction with the audience worked really well and the grand finale was incredible. I won’t spoil it by giving away what happened, but I will say that it ended the show on a massive high for all of the children (and grown ups) watching.

The running time was 50 minutes with no interval which definitely felt like the right length of time for little ones to remain captivated throughout.

Bluey’s Big Play is produced by Andrew Kay and Cuffe & Taylor with Windmill Theatre Co for BBC Studios. The show will be on at Hall for Cornwall from 11th-14th April and you can book the last remaining tickets here.

It was a super family friendly show – I saw children of all ages in the audience. There are booster seats available to use which helped ensure all of the kids had a good view too. One of the lovely things about this show was that the excited chatter of the children and their murmurs of appreciation felt encouraged and appreciated by the performers throughout.

The Hall for Cornwall was renovated in 2021 and is an amazing space to see shows in. There are over 1000 seats across the three tiers in the Playhouse. If you enter from Boscawen Street you can find the Playhouse Bar and toilet facilities, and if you enter from the other side from Back Quay there is a lovely cafe serving hot drinks and cakes and snacks.

I had a look through the programme once we sat down and Hall for Cornwall have some great shows and activities coming up in 2024. You can take a look here for more information about what’s coming up.

Our tickets were complimentary but all views and opinions are my own.

Naomi Jones is an award winning author and mum of two. You can find out more about her on her website and read more of her writing here.

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