Ben And Hollys Little Kingdom [ Review ]

Ben And Hollys Little Kingdom [ Review ]

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

“Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small…”

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage!

Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure.

Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, they go on a trip to The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum, even plan a surprise birthday party for King Thistle, and oops, let’s hope there’s not another jelly flood!

Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family!

Review Of Ben & Hollys Little Kingdom

Today we went to see Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom; it was quite an endearing little show for the children.

I wondered how they would be able to pull Ben and Holly’s look off in getting the characteristics correct.

I think they did a splendid job With paper-mâché heads of the characters and in following the general design of how they would’ve dressed so they were plain and straightforward in the clothes that they would wear.

Gaston was actually like an electronic ladybird and was able to be pushed around and sat on him.

There were all different kinds of props that were on stage some of which were a good use of props.
Nanny Plum and her magic cauldron making cold medicine for King Thistle,

Ben and Hollys Little Kingdom Live

The cast involved the audience trying to get them to point where Ben and Holly were hiding, and naughty Holly using magic to hide! Oh, dear, poor Ben Elf.

We even got to meet the little girl called Lucy!

Sang happy birthday to King Thistle even though he wasn’t glad for being a year older.

‘Children love their birthdays had to giggle at that thought.’

The stage set up was cleverly organised, in making minimal changes for the scenes needed. Using folding doors giving two options for each scene required.

There were some minor things but being kiddies show it wasn’t a massive problem.

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It was lovely to see the little ones smiling and hearing them enjoy the show

To Book the show HERE


  1. Gareth Torrance
    29th January 2017 / 10:48 AM

    I never knew there was a live stage performance of Ben and Holly! That could be a great way to ease my daughter into watching theatre! Thanks for the review!

    • clarissa
      29th January 2017 / 10:51 AM

      I didn’t know either, there is also peppa pig so there are a few, we have also been to see the stickman and the very hungry caterpillar. your welcome !

  2. Jade Bremner
    29th January 2017 / 11:26 AM

    This looks amazing my little boy watches Ben and holly and I have to admit I’d rather watch this then peppa. I will have to see if there is something like this I can take him to x

  3. 29th January 2017 / 3:08 PM

    Wow this sounds perfect for kids. I wish there was more things like this when I was a kid! X

  4. 29th January 2017 / 5:47 PM

    My friend’s kids would absolutely love this show. It looks like great fun.

  5. 29th January 2017 / 9:43 PM

    Reading your post brought back great memories of when we went to Ben and Holly! 🙂

  6. 30th January 2017 / 12:41 AM

    Oh this is so sweet, I love how colourful the set is, very eyecatching xxx

  7. 30th January 2017 / 10:21 AM

    My niece and nephew love Ben and Holly so would love to go and see this x

  8. 30th January 2017 / 5:09 PM

    I love how they were able to keep it so close to the actual show, perfect for the kids!

  9. 30th January 2017 / 7:49 PM

    This sounds fantastic, we all love Ben and Holly at mine including me so we’d love to see this.

  10. 30th January 2017 / 9:26 PM

    Okay, I have a confession. I would love this more than my toddler *runs off and hides*
    It looks so cool

  11. 30th January 2017 / 10:04 PM

    It looks lovely, really true to the programme and enchanting for little ones.

  12. 31st January 2017 / 6:42 AM

    I need to take my niece to see this! She would absolutely love it. If Peppa Pig is anything to go by… I’d probably enjoy it too!

  13. 31st January 2017 / 9:40 AM

    This sounds adorable! The costumes are very good though I imagine the actors were boiling!

  14. 1st February 2017 / 4:22 PM

    This must be a really really cool one to attend with the little ones. I know a little girl who would love it 🙂

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