Griff Rhys Jones and Miriam Margolyes to feature in Where is Peter Rabbit? musical
Where is Peter Rabbit?, the stage show based on the stories of Beatrix Potter’s iconic children’s character, is set to open in the West End for the first time this Easter featuring the voices of Griff Rhys Jones and Miriam Margolyes.
The musical, which will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 3rd April, follows beloved character Peter Rabbit and pals Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and the fierce Mr McGregor in a story based on Potter’s magical world.
Griff Rhys Jones and Miriam Margolyes will lend their voices to recordings used in the show which features 14 songs with lyrics by Akan Ayckbourn and music by Steven Edis. The production is devised by Roger Glossop and directed by Sheila Carter, and will combine puppetry, live performance, and projections.
The first Peter Rabbit story was published in 1902 and has since sold over 45 million copies, making it one of the best-selling books of all-time. It has since been adapted for many different types of media, including a CGI/live action film released last year.
This stage production was first seen at the Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness-On-Windermere in June 2016, and this Easter run will be the first time the show has been seen in the West End.
On the announcement of the run, Griff Rhys Jones said: “I don’t think we cherish things quite as much as we do children’s books, handed down like golden gems; and it’s remarkable to think that these stories are still so loved”
Miriam Margolyes added: “The characters leap into your heart. There is a directness and a freshness that comes through the text and they will live for all time. It’s a window back into childhood."
Where is Peter Rabbit? tickets are available now.