SpongeBob SquarePants is the latest cartoon charater to get a live theatrical show. SpongeBob SquarePants: The Sponge Who Could Fly ‘ A New Musical! will premiere at London’s Hackney Empire on Feb. 3, kicking off a U.K. tour that will hit major cities from Brighton to Glasgow.
Based on the ‘The Lost Episode/The Sponge Who Could Fly’ episode of the hit Nickelodeon televison series, the musical tell a story of courage and coming of age as SpongeBob’s sets out to ‘achieve his dream of ‘flying’ with the jellyfish of Jellyfish Fields.
The adventure has been recreated for U.K. audiences by Fiery Angel, the artistic team behind the current hit children’s touring musical, LazyTown Live! It is written by Steven Banks, head writer and story editor of SpongeBob SquarePants, co-producer of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius and the author of more than 20 children’s books. The musical also features original songs and adaptations from composer/lyricist Eban Schletter, who has written music for SpongeBob and other television shows. For tour details, go to www.nick.co.uk/spongebobtour.