Wackadoo – we saw Bluey, for real life, LIVE on stage, and it was amazing.
Our favourite Heeler family: Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli are brought to real life like you’ve never seen before on stage at QPAC. The live theatre production features brilliantly created puppets, puppeteers, iconic sets and local references. There are links to snippets of popular Bluey episodes, along with the voices and music we all love and know.
The storyline of Bluey’s Big Play – The Stage Show is based around Dad, Bandit, wanting time on the beanbag to recharge his batteries. Bluey and Bingo do not want Dad slouching around, however, so they take his phone to ensure he plays with them. It is then that the cleverness, fun, games and unpredictable hilariousness begins.
Get ready for some great laughs! Throughout the very playful and energetic 45 minute stage play, some heartfelt concepts and messages remind both kids and adults of important values such as kindness, patience, being present and forgiveness.
Bluey’s Big Play, The Stage Show is performing at QPAC, Playhouse from 30 December 2023 to 20 January 2024. Find out more and book now – https://brisbanekids.com.au/event/blueys-big-play-the-stage-show/
What We Thought
For us, watching Bluey each night on TV is a family ritual, so seeing the characters come to life on the stage was monumental! For our girls (5yo and 2yo) it even felt somewhat surreal. We loved the interactive elements throughout the show; clapping, singing and playing ‘keepy uppy’ with the Healers was our highlight!
Attending the Show
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Playhouse is easy to access via car, with plenty of paid carparks surrounding the area (TIP: pre-book online to save $$) or make use of the ample public transport.
Whilst the show is only about 45 minutes long, with no interval, it still pays to make sure all family members have visited the restrooms before the show gets under way (you don’t want to be ducking out mid-show if you can help it.)
There is limited space to park prams, so keep this in mind when planning your visit.
There is plenty of Bluey merchandise available to purchase on Level 3 at QPAC. There are caps, t-shirts and hoodies available for both kids and adults. Plush toys, headbands, light up spinners and showbags are some of the other options if you are wanting to take a little piece of memorabilia home with you
Special Needs Considerations/Accessibility
Those with mobility issues are catered for at QPAC, with accessible seating, lifts and accessible toilets available. Please see their webpage for specific details: https://www.qpac.com.au/visit/accessibility.
You can catch Bluey’s Big Play – The Stage Show at the Playhouse (QPAC) until the 20th of January 2024. Tickets start at just $44 and can be purchased from the QPAC website.
[Feature image credit: Darren Thomas]