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DHX Brands and Minor Entertainment launch UK’s first-ever theatre flying air orb

Halifax, NS 9 - DHX Brands, the dedicated brand management and consumer products arm of DHX Media, are delighted to announce the first-ever UK theatre tour for In the Night Garden, produced by Minor Entertainment.

Following nine smash-hit years touring in its own portable inflatable auditorium, the leading CBeebies preschool series is touring 40 theatres across the UK on tour which runs throughout the summer until its final show of the year in Cardiff on 27 October.

Taking a spectacular journey into the captivating world of In the Night Garden, the brand-new stage show magically brings to life the enchanting characters, stories and music that make it the UK’s favourite family show.

green play stage with actors dressed in cartoon characters

The 2019 tour will also see a world first as the specially designed, 2.5-metre-long In the Night Garden Pinky Ponk Air Orb soars over the heads of audiences, marking the first time an effect like this has been used in theatres anywhere in the UK. This amazing new flying Pinky Ponk uses cutting-edge, patented aerodynamic technology pioneered by the specialist German company, Airstage, who have designed and built similar Air Orbs all over the world, including for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and the Radio City Musical Hall Christmas Spectacular in New York.

In the Night Garden’s much-loved live show has been a huge hit with families over the years and we’re delighted to continue our partnership with Minor Entertainment for this thrilling new version for theatres,” said Laura Brennan, Brand Manager, DHX Brands. “With such exciting innovations as the Pinky Ponk Air Orb, it will continue to be a must-see first theatre experience for young children.”

“We knew that when we brought the show into theatres for the first time we had to do something magical for our little fans and their families,” said Executive Producer Oliver Seadon, from Minor Entertainment. “What better way than to take the Night Garden literally into the auditorium in the form of this incredible flying Pinky Ponk? If the toddlers in the audiences are half as excited as I was about seeing it for the first time, it’s going to be such a special experience.”

An enchanting and captivating world full of fascinating stories, nursery rhymes, music and humour, In the Night Garden takes children 6 months to 3 years old on an imaginative journey of discovery and understanding.

The perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family and an ideal introduction to live theatre for young children, the critically acclaimed live production brings In the Night Garden beautifully to life and has been seen by more than one million people since its launch in 2010. 

In the Night Garden Live, written by Helen Eastman (writer of Bing Live) is based on the DHX Media television series created by Andrew Davenport. Directed by acclaimed Royal Ballet choreographer and director Will Tuckett, the show is produced by Minor Entertainment under licence from DHX Brands.

For more information, please contact:

Trade Media: Valerie Taylor at Valerie Taylor PR Ltd. +44 (0) 7889 666594

About DHX Brands

DHX Brands is the dedicated brand management and consumer products arm of DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM), one of the world’s leading children’s content and brands companies. DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and maintaining high-profile global entertainment brands within the children’s and young adult markets. With expertise in brand development, licensing, marketing and creative, we build and manage brands that captivate and inspire through engaging content, first-class distribution, quality consumer products, immersive live experiences and digital media. DHX Brands’ world-class portfolio includes Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Twirlywoos, Massive Monster Mayhem, In the Night Garden and Mega Man. DHX Brands has operations in London, Toronto, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.


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