Uh-Oh! Teletubby Prepares to Tell All at the Tabard

Behind the scenes revelations from 'the real' Laa Laa

Nikki Smedley as Laa Laa. Picture: Charles Flint

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February 19, 2024

A show featuring one of the Teletubbies is being performed at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick this March but do not, whatever you do, bring along small children.

Nikky Smedley played LaaLaa (the yellow one) in the original series of Teletubbies for six years and now, in Confessions of a Teletubby, she reveals all about life on the set of the global television phenomenon.

The show is loosely based on Nikky’s best-selling book Over the Hills and Far Away - My Life as a Teletubby published in 2022. However, she will be giving you extra information that has been kept under wraps for almost thirty years. You’ll hear frank, hilarious and sometimes tragic stories of the human experience within a truly surreal world. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask Nikky anything you’ve always wanted to know about Teletubbies, and maybe get a selfie!

Be prepared for revelations featuring arguments, swearing, sex and giant rabbits showing life on the set of Teletubbies might not have been quite as you imagined. You’ll hear how she got the job by dressing as a bistro table; what it was really like inside one of those (surprisingly large) Tubby suits; how the NooNoo really worked and why children loved the show so much.

Nikky Smedley is an award-winning creator and performer on stage and screen. This performance of Confessions of a Teletubby is part of her first tour of solo appearances since the 1980s.

It is on for one night only at the Tabard Theatre at 6pm on Saturday 24 March. The show lasts around 70 minutes and will be followed by a book signing. Tickets cost £12.

You can book all productions online on the Tabard Theatre web site or call the box office on 020 8995 6035 (leave a message if you can't get through and your call will be returned).

Theatre at the Tabard is at 2 Bath Road, Chiswick (W4 1LW).


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