Your chance to enjoy animal magic with Madagascar Live! in Glasgow

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HERE’S a competition you can really go wild for – DreamWorks’ ‘Madagascar Live!’ at the Clyde Auditorium.

The Herald is offering you the chance to win tickets for a family of four to the first arena tour of this amazing show – presented by Stage Entertainment Touring Productions. 

There are a fabulous five family tickets (for four people, worth £120) up for grabs for the Glasgow performance on Friday, March 8.

Everyone’s favourite Madagascar characters star in a live theatrical show based on the blockbuster DreamWorks Animation franchise.

The super show relives the fun and humour of the animals and their escapades – brilliantly recreated in an arena production of lively storytelling, dance and music, including the hit song ‘Move It, Move It’.

Audiences of all ages will love the wild and action-packed adventure as Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo and the plotting penguins escape from their home at New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

This celebration of friendship is brought vividly to life by imaginative sets and costumes, joyous dance numbers and spectacular new songs – bringing West End values to the arena environment.

A cast of 25 characters take the audience on a journey from Central Park Zoo all the way to the beaches of Madagascar in a song-filled show for the whole family.

The show is on from March 8-10 at Clyde Auditorium. Telephone 0844 581 0600 for tickets.

To be in with a chance of winning see this week’s Kirkintilloch Herald (dated February 27).

‘Madagascar Live!’ is directed by Gip Hoppe, director of ‘Dora the Explorer Live’, who has worked with Broadway Across America and Nickelodeon on other family-friendly live touring productions. Hoppe also wrote and directed the Broadway play ‘Jackie: An American Life’ and is a founding member and co-artistic director of the Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theatre.

He said: “It’s like a Broadway musical for the whole family. We took the incredible adventure and amazingly funny and rich characters from the film and added some great songs.

“There are beautiful sets and costumes that render the films wonderful artwork into a fully realised dimensional world.

“The show is based on the original film and it tells the story that got the whole thing started.

“To me, ‘Madagascar’ is really about friendship and seeking your true place in the world. These characters are so beautifully developed . . . and funny!”

Meanwhile King Julien had this to say:

“Alex who is a lion, Gloria who is a hippo, Melman who is a giraffe and Marty who is a zebra, escape from their zoo and find themselves in my royal kingdom on the island of Madagascar.

“Somehow the penguins end up there too. Do not ask me how. As always when I am around, there is much singing and dancing – but also thrilling jeopardy and excitement.

“If you are dancing and singing in the cinema people might say “sit down, be quiet!”, but when you come to see our show, live, you can boogie on down and no one will tell you to stop.

“You will also be laughing out loud. Indeed there will be generalised hilarity, colourful scenes and much joyful music, along with lots of lemurs. You like lemurs? Of course you do.

“What better way to proclaim your love for your great leader (me) than to come along to ‘Madagascar Live!’ to bask in my warm and powerful glow? Come, worship your king and I promise you too will learn how to MOVE IT MOVE IT like the grooviest of lemurs.”

See this week’s Herald or visit www.madlive.co.uk for more information.