Friday, 21 February 2014

Big Bad Wolf shot in Halifax

 by Jon Cronshaw.

 A BBC production of Three Little Pigs was filmed at Victoria Theatre, Halifax, this week and featured children from schools in West Yorkshire.

Produced in collaboration with Northern Ballet, the retelling of this classic children’s story will be aired on the BBC’s channel for young children, CBeebies over Easter.

Three Little Pigs follows on from the BBC and Northern Ballet’s award-winning production of The Ugly Duckling from last year.

CBeebies star Ben Faulks, who plays Mr Bloom in Three Little Pigs, said: “It’s been brilliant. The kids have been fantastic - they really bring the story to life.”

Mr Bloom helps the pigs to build the best house to protect them from the Big Bad Wolf.

Last year, the crew filmed The Ugly Duckling at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre, continuing support for the region’s theatres.

Ben said: “The Victoria Theatre is a fantastic space - it’s very ornate and it’s been a fantastic experience filming here.”

Ben is best known for his role on the popular CBeebies show Mr Bloom’s Nursery which teaches children that fruit and vegetables can be fun.

Working with Northern Ballet has given been an inspiring process for Ben, he said: “They’re amazing dancers, so it’s been great to watch them in their element.

“The Ugly Duckling was very successful, and this one has been great, so I imagine that a third production would be great.”

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