Jamie Chapman-Dixon is a producer of Blippi The Musical, a live show inspired by the global TV and internet sensation seen by over 200,000 families in the US and Canada.
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 premiered in the West End this summer, and now returns to the West End for a Christmas run at the Lyric Theatre from 7 December 2022 – 8 January 2023.
Blippi The Musical is returning to the West End for Christmas, what can you tell us about the show?
Blippi the Musical is an all singing, all dancing day out for the entire family. Blippi leads the show with help from Mo the Mechanic and their friends to teach the audience about a wide variety of topics through song and dance.
It played at the Apollo over the summer, what did audiences have to say about it, and why have you decided to bring it back?
The show was an instant success over the summer becoming the quickest selling children’s show in Nimax Theatre’s history. Everyone loved the production and we wanted to bring it back to ensure everyone had the chance to see it.
What was it about this show that made you want to be part of it coming to the UK?
The high tempo energy and the fandom around Blippi is electrifying. My nephew is obsessed with the show and it is like a pop concert for kids.
It’s already been a huge success in the US and Canada, have there been any changes for UK audiences?
The show is so universal that there wasn’t actually many changes that needed to be made.
Why do you think it’s so important to be bringing early years education to the theatre?
The teachings that shows such as Blippi gives to children is incredibly valuable. Introducing children to the theatre at such a young age is another way to help cement future audiences for the industry which is an incredibly important element of what we try and create.
What would you say to anyone thinking of coming along to see Blippi The Musical this Christmas?
Get ready for a Blippi party like no other, where everyone is invited