An Interview with Emma Arends who performs as ďDaisyĒ in the tour
Peppa Pig's Surprise is an all new live show arriving into Melbourne from the UK this April and May!
Peppa Pig's Surprise
Ahead of the exciting Australian tour, we have interviewed Emma Arends who performs as 'Daisy' on Peppa Pig's Surprise tour.
Emma Arends as Daisy in Peppa Pig's Surprise image c/o Dan Tsantilis
Q. Hi Emma, we see you are playing Daisy in Peppa Pigís Surprise, what is Daisyís role in the show?
A. Daisy is the facilitator of the show. She encourages audience participation, getting the children and adults joining in, dancing and singing along. Daisy brings them into the action and invites the children into the magical world of Peppa Pig.
Q. Weíve previously seen you play as Daisy in Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience, how will your TV role differ from the stage performance?
A. Every movement, smile and eyebrow raise is exaggerated through TV & film so everything has to be smaller and detailed. When playing Daisy on the stage sheíll be just as fun as she is in ĎMy First Cinema Experienceí just bigger so everyone on the back row gets as good a view as the front rows!
Q. Peppa Pigís Surprise is performing in 40 venues throughout April to July 2018, thatís a lot of shows! How will you keep your energy levels up?
A. Wow 40 venues! Water is my best friend when Iím touring, I try to stay as healthy as possible but a chocolate fix is needed once in a while!
Q. Will the rest of the cast and theatre set for Peppa Pigís Surprise be travelling from the UK?
A. I know the cast are from the UK as Iíve worked with most of them before. I havenít met our crew yet so Iíll have to come back to you on that one.
Image c/o Dan Tsantilis
Q. How many cast members are involved in Peppa Pigís Surprise?
A. Thereís 7 cast members altogether!
Q. Have you been to Australia before?
A. I havenít been to Australia before, I canít begin to tell you how excited I am! I have just got my Padi Diving License so Iím looking forward to seeing what your amazing ocean has to offer .... My mum is very worried I might not want to come home!
Q. Will you get much down time to see Australia before, during or after your shows?
A. I think itís necessary for everyone to find a little downtime in their day no matter what they do. I love my Yoga so I will hopefully find a quiet spot somewhere, lay down my mat and zone out even if itís just for 10 minutes.
Q. What can we expect from Peppa Pigís Surprise, live on stage?
A. Peppa Pigís Surprise is a fun family day out. Its full of singing, dancing and of course jumping in muddy puddles! Bring your best Peppa Pig Wellies (Gum Boots)!
Q. Will we get to meet all the characters from our kidís much loved TV show in Peppa Pigís Surprise?
A. I donít think all of them would fit on stage together ;) we have the most loved adult characters ĎMummy and Daddy Pigí, Peppaís best friend Suzy is there too and of course little baby George and a couple of others but I wonít spoil it too much! Thereís even a cheeky little surprise at the end of the first act (which is my favourite part) make sure you look out for a dancing animal monkeying around!
Q. Will you be travelling elsewhere after your Australian tour?
A. After the Australian leg of the tour Iím traveling around Australia for 18 days capturing as much of your exciting country as possible! Then we tour New Zealand for 3 weeks before ending my adventure in Bali for a well deserved restful holiday, before home time
Q. What is next for you after playing Daisy in Peppa Pigís Surprise?
A. Itís always great to work for Entertainment One and FieryLight, the Peppa Family as I call them, or perhaps Australia might take my heart and Iíll end up working on Ramsay street ... who knows?
See Peppa Pig's Surprise in Melbourne this April and May at:
For more information and to book tickets head to peppapigliveaus.com
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