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Blippi the Musical (Susan Elkin reviews)

Blippi the Musical continues at the Apollo Theatre, London until 4 September 2022.

Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩

Originally developed for TV and widely watched via YouTube, Stevin John’s Blippi has become very popular. A musical version for stage is therefore likely to sell well and the producers have just booked another run for Christmas.

Setting out to educate as well as entertain children aged two to seven, it’s effectively Play School for the 21st century – in a very American way.

Stevin played this character himself at first but now the role is played by other actors recruited in the country the show is playing in. The lead and the ensemble of five are, however, anonymous. I hope they are paid well because there are no programmes and no information online so they get no credit for what they do …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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