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Spot celebrates his birthday on tour

Published 1 March 2013

One of the most famous dogs in the world, Spot the dog will step out of the pages of Eric Hill’s much-loved picture books and onto the stage with the first revival of Spot’s Birthday Party in eight years.

Visiting venues across the country, David Wood’s critically acclaimed stage adaptation featuring the loveable yellow puppy will arrive in the London area at the end of this month, playing at the G Live Theatre in Guildford from 28 to 30 March, returning on 18 and 19 April to play the Ashcroft Theatre in Croydon and completing its London dates at the Rose theatre, Kingston from 7 to 9 June.

Suitable for children aged two and older, Spot’s Birthday Party is one of many of Wood’s family shows that provide a perfect introduction to the magical world of theatre for the littlest of theatregoers. The playwright behind West End hits The Tiger Who Came To Tea and Goodnight Mister Tom, Spot’s Birthday Party premiered in 2000 and this tour sees the premiere of his new re-working of the musical play.

A host of favourite characters from Hill’s multi-million selling lift-the-flap book series will be there for the birthday party, with monkey Steve, Helen the hippo, Tom the crocodile and Spot’s parents, Sally and Sam joining a special guest magical entertainer, Marco the rabbit, for some special birthday fun.

With music, songs, games and stories, Spot’s Birthday Party has all the elements for an entertaining theatrical celebration. Children are also encouraged to arrive dressed for a party and even bring a homemade card for the birthday pup himself.

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