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Peppa and all her friends are coming to South Africa in the first ever nationwide tour of “Peppa Pig Live in South Africa”.

The show starts in Johannesburg at Emperor’s Palace on March 29 March- April 2, then visit Cape Town’s International Convention Centre from April 6 - 8 and then heads to The Playhouse Company, Durban from April 20 – 22.

“Peppa Pig Live in South Africa” is an action-packed stage show, based on the award-winning television series especially designed to give young fans an unforgettable first live theatre experience.

It’s a fully immersive musical production featuring a dozen familiar and original songs, as well as an interactive sing-a-long.

The live stage show promises to have fans laughing, cheering and dancing – just like Peppa!

IOL spoke to Peppa’s human friend, Anna, played by South African actress, Ashleigh Butcher to find out more about her role in the show.

Tell us about Anna?

Anna is Peppa’s human friend, and essentially the singing and dancing story guide in the show. In this adventure - Polly Parrot and Mr Dinosaur have vanished – leaving Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig to embark on a wonderful journey to find the missing duo. Anna accompanies Peppa and family on the adventure – offering help (and singalongs!) wherever she can.

Have you always been a fan of Peppa Pig or just recently got to know who she was?

I am unfortunately a little bit older than the Peppa era, and missed out on the phenomenon growing up. I know I would have adored her though. She is funny, friendly, and feisty – just as little girls should be. I have, however, quickly caught up on all things Peppa Pig - she has taken over my life in the loveliest way possible.

Is this your first time playing the part of Anna?

This is the first time I’ve been involved with Peppa Pig Live and I am truly thrilled. Being entrusted with bringing these well-known characters and their stories to life is both a challenge and a privilege. Children make amazing audiences – so honest, so invested, and so rewarding to perform for. It is important to remember that for many of them, these are not just TV characters, but essentially part of the family. And that is truly something rare and very special.

For more information about the show, visit www.peppapiglive.co.za or stay in touch via social media. Make it a big day out, don’t miss Peppa Pig LIVE!  #PeppaPigLiveSA

Tickets priced from R199 are available from Computicket or visit www.computicket.com or your nearest Computicket service centre.

Special discounted family packages are available. A limited number of exclusive VIP Meet and Greet packages are available for the ultimate Peppa Pig Live experience, for those wanting to meet Peppa after the show!