Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure review

The Octonauts, CBeebies favourites, are currently touring with their exciting new musical live show ‘Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure’.  I took an extremely excited Wonder Girl to see the show at Bristol Hippodrome. Did the show live up to her expectations? Yes it did, in fact she wanted to watch it again before we’d even caught the bus home.

From the moment you sit down in the theatre you join the Octonauts crew, led on the journey by a fellow wannabe crew member, the only human aboard the Octopod, Cadet Luke. Alongside him are all of the familiar characters, in rather impressive full body suits, all obviously well rehearsed in the Octonauts speech patterns and body postures. The ship itself looks just like the animated version, and the window/projection screen addition brings the undersea element of the show to life. All of which means you are pretty convinced you’re aboard the ‘real’ Octonauts undersea base. Especially if you’re four and have, like Wonder Girl, an active imagination.

I’m not going to sugar coat it, if you’re an adult this show isn’t going to rock your world. However the look of wonder on your small persons face throughout the performance will make the ticket price worth every penny. This show is interactive, be prepared to steer the octopod, sing, dance, and shout to power up the ship. The performance, made up of two 35 minute halves with an interval, was the perfect length for my little girl’s attention span. My daughter really enjoyed this show. She loved the entire performance and has been asking me when we can visit the theatre again since, which is brilliant.

The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure is suitable for under seven’s. I saw it at Bristol Hippodrome, and it continues it’s tour until July 5th so there’s still time to catch it on its run. For more tour dates and information click here.

*Disclosure: I was given press tickets to Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure in order to write this review.