‘Thomas & Friends’ to be staged in Chinese for Children’s Day

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/5/30 16:58:40

Promotional material for Chinese stage play Thomas & Friends Photo: Courtesy of Zhao Xin

British animation Thomas & Friends will come to Beijing as a Chinese stage production at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center from Thursday to Sunday, the show's producer Han Xiaoyi announced in a press release Monday.

"Combining live action and giant train toys on stage, the show is sure to be a different stage experience for young audiences," Han said.

In addition to Beijing, the show will also tour to other cities including Shanghai and Tianjin.

An educational children's show focusing on friendship and cooperation, Thomas & Friends has gained quite a large fanbase in China among both children and their parents.

According to the show's director, Wang Zhuo, the show will be quite loyal to the animated series from stage design to the storyline, in order to preserve the educational nature of the show.

Wang said the Chinese stage production will be a story about courage and friendship that will encourage young children to solve problems by working together with their friends.

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