ONCE SEEN ON BLUE PETER, starring TV presenter legends Peter Purves, Janet Ellis, Mark Curry Tim Vincent and Peter Duncan coming to Assembly Ballroom.
This world premiere is a new play written by award-winning writer Tim Whitnall, whose one-man comedy, 'Morecambe', about Eric Morecambe, premiered at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, winning a Fringe First Award, then transferred to the West End, winning the 2010 Best Entertainment Olivier Award.
Blue Peter first sailed onto British TV screens on October 16, 1958 and it’s still there as the longest-running children’s television programme in the world!
Aimed at kids from the age of 6-14, Blue Peter has been an important part of growing up for generations of youngsters.
60 years and over 5,000 episodes later, an elite group of its 37 presenters are to gather at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to celebrate this extraordinary anniversary and look back at their personal highlights and some of the many comical mishaps. It promises to be a nostalgic look back to time when coat-hanger advent crowns, and sticky-backed plastic ruled the world.
Once Seen on Blue Peter, a theatrical celebration of Blue Peter’s diamond anniversary, will feature Peter Purves, Janet Ellis, Peter Duncan, Mark Curry and Tim Vincent... and a surprise celebrit guest.
It is devised by Tim Vincent, who said: “Blue Peter presenters are like Swiss Army knives ...they can turn their hands to most things. I cannot wait for everybody to see some of their favourite presenters strutting their stuff in this hilarious show.”
It is directed by Olivier-Award nominated Ian Talbot, and is from the same producers as last years’ sell out fringe show Alex Salmond Unleashed...
Once Seen on Blue Peter is a blisteringly funny and poignant tribute to a much-loved TV family favourite.
Once Seen on Blue Peter - Makes, Bakes and Outtakes
4 - 26 August, 2018
Daily at 2.50pm