A Live Arena Show based on CreaCon’s pre-school television series City of Friends has gone down a storm in its native Norway.
The 90-minute show, described as a ‘musical and theatrical extravaganza’ is written by UK children’s writer Di Redmond, with the story and concept created by City of Friends creator Carl Christian Hamre.
The show – one of the largest in Europe at 1,400 square-metres – premiered on September 27th at Vestlandshallen arena, Bergen, Norway, and features characters and music from the hit TV series, which is now broadcast in more than 180 countries around the world.
City of Friends emergency vehicle characters - Petey the Police car, Frankie the Fire engine and Abbey the Ambulance driving on ‘roads’ between the front and back audience sections in the arena.
Carl Christian Hamre, CEO CreaCon Group and creator of City of Friends said: “City of Friends Live really brings the City of Friends characters and world to life for our young fans. The success of our Live Arena show combined with our recent agreements with Turner for TV and with TSI for toys heralds an exciting new step in the growth of City of Friends. We’re looking forward to bringing the format to other territories in the coming months.”
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