Teletubbies: Big Hugs gives its winning formula the theatrical treatment

Teletubbies: Big Hugs gives its winning formula the theatrical treatment

Teletubbies: Big Hugs / credit: Dan Tsantilis

Tinky Winky, Dipsy and co. take their adventures out on the road for their 20th anniversary

Their bright, cuddly bodies are so instantly recognisable, it's as if the Teletubbies have always been part of our lives. But this year actually marks the 20th anniversary of the excitable quartet's first 'eh-oh', which sent babies and toddlers (and students) across the land into raptures of delight. Carefully constructed to appeal specifically to young ears and eyes, the colourful set, nonsense language and comforting repetition have all worked their magic on the small screen, but now it's time for something a bit bigger.

Appearing in their first ever live stage show, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po will give little ones the chance to join in with some of the regular features from the TV series, along with brand new segments written specially for the stage show by BAFTA-winning composer Mani Svavarsson.

Teletubby pal Noo-Noo will join them on the road, as will the Tubby Phone, the chuckling Sun Baby and a range of animal puppets. Directed by Richard Lewis (the man behind the hugely successful Peppa Pig Live shows) Teletubbies: Big Hugs is the toddler equivalent of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Drake sharing the same bill, so expect some big smiles.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat 7 & Sun 8 Apr.

Teletubbies Live!

Everyone’s favourite colourful characters, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, take to the stage for their first live show in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 21 Jul

£17 / 01727 844488

Sun 22 Jul

£17 / 01727 844488

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 18 Jul

£14.25 / 02476 553055

Times vary / £17–£59 / 02476 553055

Thu 19 Jul

£14.25 / 02476 553055

Times vary / £17–£59 / 02476 553055

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 12 Sep

£16.90 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 13 Sep

£16.90 / 0844 847 2325

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