WATCH: Video interview with star of stage adaption of hit kids’ TV show

News Page 5th July 2016

An Acting graduate from the University of Northampton has taken time out from her busy schedule to talk about life on tour.

Emma Hilts is currently starring in Peppa Pig’s Surprise – a stage adaptation of the popular children’s television show which is touring the UK and Ireland.

In it, Emma operates and voices a puppet version of the much-loved star of Channel 5, with a healthy dose of singing and dancing for good measure.

The show, which included a month’s run in the West End over Christmas, rolled into the Royal & Derngate, in Emma’s home town of Northampton, at the end of June, which is when we caught up with her.

Watch the interview here:

Emma graduated from the University in 2011, and has fond memories of her time here.

“I loved my degree,” she said. “We had such a safe, creative environment to learn in. Acting students were given the freedom and confidence to try out different theatrical styles, and figure out what we were good at. It was a really supportive group to be involved with, and we had brilliant, passionate tutors.

“The School of The Arts is a brilliant place to develop – you mix with all the other students on different creative courses, so there’s a real energy to the place. I remember working with students studying Film, as they produced show reels for us, so the opportunity to collaborate with others is something I really appreciated. I cannot recommend the University of Northampton enough.”

For more information about Peppa Pig’s Surprise and to buy tickets, visit the Peppa Pig Live website.

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