SGA Productions and BAFTA award-winning animation studio Aardman have launched a brand new all singing, all-dancing Wallace & Gromit live show for P&O Cruises’ newest ship, Arvia.
The show, Wallace & Gromit’s ‘All Hands On Deck!’, sees Wallace & Gromit starting their new roles as ‘Chief Ideas Officers’ on board Arvia. Guests are asked to put their thinking caps on too, helping the ‘Big Ideas Crew’ fill the ship’s ‘Big Ideas-O-Meter’.
Featuring brand new animation from Aardman, an original score, choreography and Wallace & Gromit themselves, this brand new immersive show takes place on deck under Arvia’s spectacular retractable glass SkyDome.
Our Creative Director, Ellie Carter Ames, led the creative of the production:
‘Wallace & Gromit films often feature the dynamic duo making some bold career choices. It made perfect sense for Wallace to don those officer whites.’
‘The attention to detail is incredible. As Wallace isn’t the Captain on Arvia, Wallace’s epaulettes feature purple and gold stripes. This puts him at the same rank as Chief Engineer. It’s those elements which make the live version feel totally Aardman.’
‘Wallace’s crew are all singing and all dancing as the ‘Big Ideas Crew’. The music – produced with West End Composer Jak Poore – has been a complete joy to create. The show tunes have all the essence of Wallace & Gromit and all the sensation of a Bruno Mars show. It’s a winning combination with plenty of surprises, and I’m not just talking about dancing cheese.’
P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow can’t wait for future guests to enjoy the exceptional new themed show, as part of P&O Cruises’ world-beating entertainment offering:
‘P&O Cruises partnership with Aardman has already brought so much fun and joy to the children who holiday with us each year. This new live show will provide the perfect moment for the entire family to sit back, relax and enjoy time together under the fantastic setting of Arvia’s SkyDome.’
Head of Attractions and Live Experiences at Aardman, Ngaio Harding-Hill, is delighted by Aardman’s fantastic new brand partnership:
‘Aardman are always looking for exciting new and unique experiences to engage family audiences with our beloved characters and the P&O Cruises partnership and SGA Productions delivers this with exceptional success in the new show on its stunning ship Arvia.’
Well done team, we couldn’t be more proud!