The Muppets Take The O2!
Published on 23rd February 2018
The Muppets bring their musical extravaganza to
Europe for the First Time Ever
Musical performances, sketches, celebrity guests and more at The O2
The Muppets announce their most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational, full-length live show for the first time ever in Europe!
Inspired by their hit 1980s variety TV show The Muppet Show, this magical event will be headlined by Kermit The Frog, leading an all-star cast of pigs, bears and whatevers in….
Live on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July, The Muppets will be lighting up The O2 for 2 evenings and 1 matinee, so everyone can share in the mayhem, the music and laughter of a one-of-a-kind live Muppet performance!
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday February 28th at www.aegpresents.co.uk
Following a hugely successful trio of sell-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl last year, this exclusive European show is the first time The Muppets have ever performed their full live extravaganza outside of the USA. The O2 will become a place where Muppets and humans can come together to share a special connection.
“We’re thrilled to bring this first time ever live performance to all our fans in the UK,” says Kermit, “There’ll be music, comedy, incredible surprises, plus total and complete chaos. In other words: It’s the Muppets! Yaaaay!
“We’ve wanted to do a show like this for a long time, and now—after finally getting all Miss Piggy’s luggage through customs -- we have the chance to appear live at The O2 arena!”
Miss Piggy adds, “I can’t wait to be there to entertain, astonish, dazzle and otherwise gobsmack all moi’s fabulous fans! Wear socks, sweetie, cause I’m gonna knock ‘em off. I will amaze everyone with this first-ever live performance....and, of course, for the official renaming of ‘The MOI 2’ arena.”
Long time Muppet watchers and critics, Statler & Waldorf also have a view:
STATLER: “This is gonna be the ultimate ‘Don’t Miss It’ event....”
WALDORF: “Yeah, if you don’t go to it, you won’t miss it.”
Kermit and the ultimate diva herself - Miss Piggy will be joined by very special celebrity guests for musical performances, sketches and more. Highlights of the show include the fabulous Miss Piggy in a show-stopping musical extravaganza, a rocking musical jam by The Muppets’ legendary house band Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, with legendary drummer Animal. Plus the debut of all-new original chapters of those classic Muppet Show sketches - Pigs in Space, Veterinarian's Hospital and Muppet Labs and many, many more extraordinary surprises.
To celebrate this special weekend of Muppet fun, The O2 will be rolling out the green carpet for Muppet movies, street food, live music, best costume competitions and a whole host of celebrations for Piggy, Kermit and the gang.
Since 1965, Kermit the Frog and The Muppets have been entertaining the world. In movies, on television, on the internet, and now live on stage, The Muppets have done just what they set out to do: sing, dance and make people happy.
Under the often times steady, but frequently frantic leadership of Kermit the Frog, The Muppets have made eight theatrical motion pictures, countless television specials and appearances and, of course, that international mahna-mahna.... excuse us, we mean “phenomena”....The Muppet Show.
With a cast of characters headlined by the inimitable, yet exasperating Miss Piggy, the hilarious Fozzie Bear, the inexplicable Great Gonzo and the extremely-loud Animal, The Muppets remain as beloved and befuddling entertaining as ever. So, please stop reading this -- because if you’re here then you probably already know all this stuff – and join the aforementioned entertainers – plus Sam Eagle, The Swedish Chef, Pepé the King Prawn, Lew Zealand, Rowlf and so many more! It’s time to get things started. This is what we call The Muppets Take The O2.
And while this is the first ever live show for The Muppets in London, they are honorary citizens of the UK’s capital….
The Muppet Show - their original 1976 TV show - was filmed at Elstree Studios, London
In their second feature film The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppets must travel to London to stop a jewel heist…..
In 1992, their fourth film, The Muppet Christmas Carol, was an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic book and is based in London. This film starred possibly one of London’s most famous sons - Sir Michael Caine Jim Henson’s Creature Shop which created some of world's most memorable characters and was a fundamental part of films like The Muppet Christmas Carol was based in Hampstead and then Camden in North London until 2005
Muppets Most Wanted, their most recent film starring Ricky Gervais, ends with a heist at the Tower of London. London was also the backdrop to much of the film with buildings like Holborn's Freemasons' Hall doubling as a Spanish art gallery