About the showA new musical from acclaimed writing team Stiles and Drewe based on the classic children’s story of The Three Little Pigs and featuring stars of pop, musical theatre and Saturday night TV, including Blue's Simon Webbe, has arrived at the Palace theatre this August.
This brand new retelling shows how after being forced to leave their mother's overcrowded sty the three little pigs become superstars each building a house to his or her own specification, one is concerned with the environment, one spends his time at the gym and the other always has his head in a book. But all three little pigs will have to work together if they want to beat the big bad wolf. Much like the piggies there is a twist in the tale! And this retelling offers a new perspective on the misunderstood big bad wolf.
The music is written by George Stiles while the book and lyrics are by Anthony Drewe. They are the team behind Olivier Award winning musical Honk!, Betty Blue Eyes and the new music for the Award-winning Disney stage version of Mary Poppins. The Three Little Pigs marks the third in a trilogy of musicals for younger audiences by the pair, which also includes Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Anthony Drewe is also the director of this production.
Simon Webbe will star as the wolf. Webbe is best known for being one quarter of boy band Blue, he was also a runner up on last year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing. This is not his first foray into musical theatre having previously appeared in Sister Act at the London Palladium.
Joining him in the cast are Alison Jiear (Jerry Springer The Opera), Olivier Award winner Leanna Jones (Hairspray), Taofique Folarin (The Lion King and Avenue Q) and Daniel Buckley (The Book of Mormon).
The Three Little Pigs will trot into the West End to play daytime performances alongside the evening performances of The Commitments at the Palace theatre from the 5th of August until the 6th of September.