Last Sunday, on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far, we headed down to the busiest shopping street in the world (are we mad?), London’s Oxford Street, for a very special meeting!
In a secret room upstairs at The Disney Store, some of the performers from the Marvel Universe Live show had come over from America for a meet and greet with some very lucky youngsters.
My twins love their Superheroes so when we heard about this new Marvel Live Show that’s hitting our shores later in the year, we just had to check it out!
It looks and sounds absolutely amazing!
The show is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with an epic show unlike anything seen before. Bringing together the largest assembly of Marvel characters in a live production, audiences will be able to watch some of their favourite Marvel Super Heroes step onto the stage – bringing the action to life right before their eyes. It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever, with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more.
Here are some stills from the show that’s currently taking America by storm….
Looks pretty impressive doesn’t it?
Everyone will be able to cheer for their favourite Marvel Super Heroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and more, as they battle Loki and Marvel’s most sinister villains in a live, action-packed arena performance for the whole family.
My boys are going to LOVE this… it’s going to be a show for any age group though because most people have probably been a superhero fan at some point in their lives! The Marvel characters are just going from strength to strength at the moment, with one blockbuster film after another… it seems we can’t get enough!
But back to Oxford Street…
The kids were given some fun activities to do, like drawing and playing Disney Infinity (mine were in their element on this as they have it at home and love it!), then it was time to meet some of the stars of the Marvel Universe Live show…
We initially thought they were going to come out in full costume and although I was slightly disappointed myself, my twins were secretly pleased! They’re very timid so not sure they could’ve coped with big superheroes in such close proximity!
The three performers that visited London especially to talk to us (from left to right) are:
Taylor Hemmeter plays Black Widow in the live show and she has an incredible gymnastics background. She’s super fit and has performed stunts for many shows including Universal Studios. She says that touring the world with Marvel Universe Live is a once in a lifetime opportunity and she’s having the best time ever!
She was lovely and friendly and enjoyed chatting to us. My daughter thought she was great!
Clark Myers plays Captain America in the show and he is a real life motorbike riding champion! He uses his skills in the show and performs stunts on a motorbike! How exciting!
He was super sweet and came over to my boys after being told O (one of my twins) was a massive Captain america fan! Because my twins are so shy they found it difficult to talk but Clark didn’t mind…. he admitted that he himself is a very shy person and doesn’t actually know how he finds the confidence to perform each time, but his love for what he does enables him to shine on stage!
How lovely of him to make a special effort to connect with my boys…
Next up we have…
Juan Cernad plays everyone’s favourite, Spiderman in the shows! Another gymnastics trained athlete, he says watching Game of Thrones inspired him to want to perform!
Juan is a very bubbly and hyper person and enjoyed flitting around talking to everyone, having fun! He even treated the kids to a stunt skills session…
We had a great afternoon with these guys… learning all about the amazing Marvel Universe Live show! We absolutely can’t wait to go and see it when it begins its quest across the UK on Wednesday 7th September 2016! Starting at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, before visiting The 02 in London; Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham; the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow; Sheffield Arena and Manchester Arena.
After this special event, we headed downstairs to The Disney Store itself to look around! Have you been to the Oxford Street store? If not, you must, it’s fantastic. They have various sets that kids can immerse themselves in, like this Star Wars feature…
Then downstairs it’s all about about Princesses…
Additionally for every Marvel product purchased at the Disney Store (in store or online at www.disneystore.co.uk) between 24th April and 4th June, guests can be in with the chance to win the ultimate Marvel Family Experience, including VIP tickets to the UK Marvel Universe LIVE tour, travel and accommodation, and a Marvel Universe Live goody bag. Visit the Disney Store competition page at www.disney.co.uk/marvelcompetition to learn more (terms and conditions apply).
Tickets are selling fast and new dates have been added! For these additional shows go to the Marvel Universe LIVE! website where they have all the information about tour dates and how to purchase tickets!
If you have some budding superheroes among your family, they won’t want to miss out on this so check it out soon!