Milkshake takes to the road

Milkshake Live My First Concert to take in 15 venues on regional tour.
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Five's pre-school strand Milkshake is further extending its off screen presence, joining up with Dan Colman for Milkshake Live My First Concert.

Described as a 'sing-along spectacular', the show will feature Milkshake presenters and favourite pre-school characters, appearing in 15 regional theatres.

Running from June 28th to August 30th, there will be 60 national theatre shows, with characters from programmes such as Rupert Bear, Peppa Pig, Little Princess, Fifi and the Flowertots, The Mr Men Show and Noddy appearing, as well as presenters Naomi Wilkinson, Kemi Majeks, Beth Evans, Jen Pringle and Derek Moran, who will take it in turns to host proceedings.

Nick Wilson, director of children's programming at Five, said: "This new tour is the latest exciting extension of Milkshake. Seeing the lively mix of Milkshake presenters with a selection of the most popular characters from our programmes in this song and dance spectacular is a great way to extend Milkshake's brand values and to reach out to our audience."

Dan Colman, the tour's producer, added: "Children love the experience of live theatre where they can sing and dance along to the show in a truly interactive experience, especially if they can do so with much-loved familiar faces."

The tour, which follows on from two successful years of the Milkshake Show at Butlins, is the first in a number of new show initiatives scheduled to run between Five, its featured programme brands and Dan Colman in 2008 and 2009.

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