Round Room Live and Moonbug Entertainment in collaboration with Carter Dixon McGill Productions present
With 37 million YouTube subscribers and one billion views per month, global TV and internet sensation children’s entertainer and educator Blippi will be live on stage in the West End in the UK premiere of ‘Blippi The Musical’
3 weeks only at the Apollo Theatre 16 August to 4 September, 2022. Press are invited to review Thursday 18 August at 10.30am and 1.00pm.
In just a few years since his inception, Blippi has become a global sensation with over 37 million YouTube subscribers and one billion views per month. Millions of kids have joined him on amazing playdates and learned about vehicles, professions, animals, the natural world and so much more.
Now Blippi The Musical, a live show inspired by the global TV and internet sensation and seen by over 200,000 families this spring in the US and Canada, will bring the playful, and relatable antics of the
beloved character to the UK for the very first time.
Blippi The Musical brings the curious and fun character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement and amazing music. Blippi encourages learning through doing, playing and exploring – inspiring a child’s natural curiosity about the world around them. In the live show they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with this one-of-a-kind show.
The show will premiere in the West End at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, for a strictly limited season from 16 August to 4 September, 2022.
For Blippi The Musical, the character Blippi will be played by professional stage performers selected specifically for the stage show.
Blippi is available in the UK on some of the largest premium streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Virgin Media.
“We’re honored to be partnering with Moonbug Entertainment and Carter Dixon McGill Productions to bring Blippi The Musical to the UK,” says Stephen Shaw (the tour’s producer and co-president of Round Room Live). “The show is a phenomenal hit with audiences in the US and Canada, and we know will bring the same energy and excitement to thrill audiences in the West End.”
“We are delighted that the international premiere of Blippi The Musical will be in London’s West End this summer, where live theatre for family audiences thrives. Blippi The Musical led the way for Moonbug’s launch into live events and it now leads the charge in our international expansion.” Susan Vargo, Head of Live Events and LBE at Moonbug Entertainment.
About Round Room Live, an eOne company:
Round Room Live is a producer and promoter of live entertainment, that specializes in transforming both new and iconic intellectual property into engaging and thrilling live events. Round Room creates unique live experiences tailored to the distinct character of each property and produces the highest quality productions for audiences around the world.
Their current roster of touring theatrical shows includes: ‘Baby Shark Live!’, ‘Blippi The Musical’,
‘Peppa Pig Live’, and ‘PJ Masks Live! Save the Day’. Round Room’s Immersive and Entertainment
Experiences division is currently touring: ‘Jurassic World: The Exhibition’, ‘Mandela: The Official
Exhibition’ and ‘Tupac Shakur.’ ‘Wake Me When I’m Free’, which recently opened in Los Angeles in January 2022. In February 2018, Entertainment One (eOne) acquired a majority position in Round Room Live. eOne is now a division of Hasbro.
About Moonbug Entertainment:
Moonbug Entertainment is an award-winning global entertainment company behind some of the most popular kids’ titles in the world. Moonbug’s lineup includes global sensations CoComelon,
Blippi, Little Baby Bum, Little Angel, My Magic Pet Morphle, Supa Strikas, Go Buster, Playtime with Twinkle, Gecko’s Garage, ARPO and many more.
Moonbug’s shows are on more than 150 platforms globally, including YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sky, Super RTL, BBC iPlayer, HBO Max, Tencent, Youku and Roku. The company’s YouTube channels are viewed over 9 billion times on average every month globally and has more than 440m subscribers. Its portfolio currently stands at 29 IPs and 100+ brand partners and is available in 32 languages.
Moonbug is part of Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-
quality, category-defining brands and franchises. By bringing together elite talent operating at the intersection of content, community, and commerce, it helps to position leading entertainment
businesses for accelerated, sustainable growth in the current market and beyond. Candle is run by its Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, and backed by investment capital from funds managed by Blackstone’s flagship private equity business.
About Carter Dixon McGill Productions:
John-Webb Carter, Jamie Chapman Dixon & Stephen McGill have over 30 years of experience
within the entertainment industry. Between them they have worked on the worldwide productions of ‘Mamma Mia!’, ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Jersey Boys’ and within the offices of Delfont Mackintosh, Bill
Kenwright and HQ Theatres. They have also been involved in the launching of several new theatres and ventures including the Barn Theatre (Cirencester), Theatre Basse Passiere (France) and the Theatre Investment Portal.
Recent productions include: ‘Wonderville: Magic & Illusion’ (Palace Theatre, West End), ‘Death Drop’ (West End & UK Tour), ‘Operation Crucible’, (Sheffield Crucible), ‘Tomorrow Morning’ (Film) and
‘Treason The Musical’.
Future productions include sold out West End concerts of ‘Chess’, ‘Treason The Musical ‘and ‘Kinky Boots’ at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and ‘ICON’, an new K-pop musical with original songs from chart-topping K-pop team THE HUB.
Round Room Live and Moonbug Entertainment in collaboration with Carter Dixon McGill Productions
present the UK premiere of
Blippi The Musical