“Aliens love underpants, of every shape and size.
But there are no underpants in space, so here’s a big surprise!”
A strictly limited West End season of family show ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS comes to the Dominion Theatre from 1 August – 5 September 2015, marking its return to London following a highly acclaimed UK tour.
Based on the hugely successful children’s book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, the story of the mischievous aliens who come to earth on an important mission to steal everybody’s underpants has stunning effects, madcap action, original music and lots of crazy aliens of course!
This zany and hilarious tale is adapted and directed by Adam Bampton-Smith. Adam Bampton-Smith is the Artistic Director of Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company which he founded in 2004. He has written and produced The Legend of Perseus, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, The Night Before Christmas and The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus as well as adapting for the stage the Oliver Jeffers books The Way Back Home and STUCK.
ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS stars Abigail Carter-Simpson as Veronica, Mark Collier as Mr Stevens, Eve Pearson-Wright as Mum and Alex James Ellison as Timmy – and their magical puppetry skills also bring the colourful cast of aliens to life.
First published in 2007, Aliens Love Underpants has sold more than three million copies around the world and it has become a firm family favourite. It was listed as the most borrowed children’s book from UK libraries in 2013, and it has been translated into 46 languages. Claire Freedman and Ben Cort have also enjoyed great success with their books Aliens in Underpants Save the World, Dinosaurs Love Underpants, Pirates Love Underpants, Aliens Love Panta Claus, Monstersaurus!, Monsters Love Underpants and the forthcoming Aliens Love Dinopants which will be published in October. Ben also illustrated the recent children’s edition of Ringo Starr’s Octopus’s Garden.
ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS is based on the book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, and adapted and directed by Adam Bampton-Smith. Design is by Isla Shaw, lighting by Will Evans and choreography by Emma Clayton. The production is produced by Big Wooden Horse and Nick Brooke Limited.
268-269 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 7AQ
(*All tickets include a £1.25 restoration levy)
Babes in arms under the age of one year will be admitted free of charge to performances of Aliens Love Underpants, however they will require a ticket which can be collected at the box office upon arrival.
1 August – 5 September 2015
Monday – 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm (except Monday 31 August which is 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm)
Tuesday – no performances
Wednesday – 10.00am (except no show on 2 September)
Thursday – no performances
Friday – 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm
Sunday – no performances
(*days and times may vary; check with Box Office and website for details)
Running time: 55 minutes (no interval) Suitable for ages 3+
Box Office: 0845 200 7982 or book online at www.dominiontheatre.com (booking fees apply)