Bank Holiday Fun with Sarah & Duck in Eastbourne


The enchanting world of CBeebies’ hit animated series Sarah & Duck will be brought to life on stage for the first time this month when Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday appears at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne on Bank Holiday Monday May 29th at 1.00pm, right at the beginning of half term.

The BAFTA-winning CBeebies duo will be live on stage for the first time in a show that features a host of wonderful characters from the award-winning show. Sarah and Duck, along with all their favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, John and Flamingo and Umbrella, are planning a circus-themed birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden.

But, when the weather turns windy and the big top is blown away, will Sarah and Duck be able to save the day?

Told through a fantastic blend of inventive puppetry, charming storytelling and toe-tapping music, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take the children, and their families, on a magical theatrical adventure. The production also features all the familiar voices from the CBeebies series, including Roger Allam as the Narrator and Lesley Nicol as Scarf Lady.

Following the gentle adventures of a wide-eyed, 7-year-old girl and her feathered best friend, Sarah & Duck has been a huge hit since its debut in 2013, winning a BAFTA for ‘Best Pre-School Animation’ in 2014 and regularly appearing in CBeebies’ Top Ten programmes for viewers aged 4-15. Now in its third series, it is shown in over 100 counties around the world.

Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday is written by Polka Theatre’s artistic director Peter Glanville and Sarah & Duck co-creator Sarah Gomes Harris. It is directed by Roman Stefanski with set and puppet design by Laura McEwen. It is presented by MEI Theatrical in association with Polka Theatre. Sarah & Duck is a Karrot Entertainment production for CBeebies UK and BBC Worldwide.

Recommended for children aged 3-6.

Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday appears at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne on Monday
29th May at 1.00pm. Tickets, Adult – £15 / Child – £12 / Family (2+2) – £49, are available to book online
at or you can contact the box office on 01323 802020.


About Author

I have lived in Sussex for the past 15 years and have links with many of the arts venues throughout the county. I am passionate about the local arts scene and, as well as providing reviews of local performances, I also preview some of the exciting shows and events taking place around the county. I have devoted all of my working life to the worlds of theatre and travel so, when I am not on holiday somewhere, you can usually find me at one of our superb local theatres, or simply enjoying life with my young son.

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