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One of the most renowned BBC sitcoms of the 80s, Hi de Hi, now comes to the stage once again. Originally aired between 1980 and 1988, Hi de Hi soon became a very successful comedy show that went on to win a BAFTA Award for the “Best Comedy Series” in 1984. Following the critical success of the original series, it was transformed into a musical during early 80s featuring original cast members from the show. The acclaim it got paved the way for several other major productions including the latest one. If you are a longtime fan of the show or looking for some British humor Hi de Hi tickets are what you need to experience all that live.
Written and created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, Hi-de-Hi, the original BBC show revolved around a fictional holiday camp by the name of Maplins back in early 60s. It told the life stories of Maplins' entertainers and the management staff, which mainly comprised of unemployed or aspiring artists. The popularity of the show kept on growing even after the original series came to an end in the year 1988.
The very first musical incarnation of the show came under the banner of Hi-de-Hi – the Holiday Musical during early 1980s. This production mostly featured cast from the original TV series along with some additional characters. Much like the TV series, The Holiday Musical turned out to be a huge success even though it didn't follow storylines from the TV show.
The Holiday Musical did a short run across London, Bournemouth and Blackpool before concluding in 1984. Several efforts were also made to make a film around the same premise, but those plans failed to yield any results. In 2009, the Hi de Hi stage show also made its way to Torquay as a touring production.
In 2010, Hi-de-Hi's stage adaptation was revived and it came in the form of a six months long national tour. The production was a little different however. It offered an interactive experience for the fans in attendance which is why it featured musical numbers that allowed audience participation.
The premise of the production revolved around two episodes from the original TV series. It was penned by Ian Gower & Paul Carpenter, while the whole thing was a Bruce James Production. The cast also featured two of the original cast members from the TV Series, Barry Howard and Nikki Kelly. Howard reprised his original role and portrayed Barry Stuart Hargreaves while Kelly played Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves instead of her original role of Sylvia. Other cast members on the tour included Abigail Finley, Peter Amory, Damian Williams, Ben Roddy, Rebecca Brainbridge, Andrew Fettes, Richard Colson, Carrie Laurence, Lauren Harrison and Kate Burrell.
When the touring production ended, several amateur versions of Hi de Hi were staged at various small scale venues like the Drum Theater in Plymouth. For these smaller productions, an altered version of the script was written which was deprived of several musical numbers as well as some scenes. In 2011, it also made its debut at the Whitley Bay Theatre Company. After the Whitley Bay Theatre Company secured the rights to the stage adaption of Hi de Hi, they staged their first limited time engagement on October 26, 2011. It was met with overwhelming positive response from everyone across the board.
Apart from the Whitley Bay Theatre Company, several other theatrical companies have also staged performances of Hi de Hi at different parts of the world. Fans of this age-old classic British comedy can still get a dose of it live with the upcoming productions. If you are one of them, then this is your chance to grab Hi de Hi tickets and watch the latest installment of this hilarious play live.