A live show to celebrate the birthday of a well-known kids TV character is set to come to Darlington early next year - here's all the details.

The Bing Live Show is set to delight families next year on March 21 and 22 for a very special performance of Bing's Birthday.

Bing, which portrays pre-school life has been on the air for the past ten years on CBeebies, BBC iPlayer and YouTube - and in that time has accumulated over 7 billion streams.

Bing will be joined by his friends Sula, Pando, Coco, Amma and Flop as they get ready to celebrate the big day with puppetry, music and songs where "things don't always go to plan".

Kirsty Southgate, Director of Experiential and Promotions, Acamar Films, said: “Fierylight are experts at bringing high quality, meaningful and entertaining productions to UK families and we are delighted to be working with them on Bing’s Birthday,” 

“A child’s first trip to the theatre is a very special occasion and this show, with the beautiful puppetry and original music, is sure to provide an unforgettable experience for Bingsters and their grown-ups.”

Martin Ronan, Executive Producer at Fierylight added: "Bing’s Birthday is full of the excitement, expectation and heightened emotions that you would expect to find at a young child’s birthday party.

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"This opportunity for celebration and exploring feelings which can sometimes be difficult to describe makes this show unlike anything else available to UK families and it is no surprise that the show has been cherished by so many across Europe.

"We cannot wait to share this production across the UK."

To book tickets, call the Box Office on 01325 405405 or visit www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk.