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The Museum of London has revealed some of the cast of its upcoming Beasts of London experience.
The new family-friendly experience opens at the world-famous museum on 5 April 2019.
A collaboration with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, during the experience, visitors will come face to face with animals that once roamed London, and helped shape the city become what it is today.
Watch the trailer for Beasts of London below:
The animals will be voiced by Brian Blessed, Pam Ferris, Nish Kumar, Stephen Mangan, Angellica Bell and Joe Pasquale.
In Beasts of London, Brian Blessed – known for his voice work as Grampy Rabbit in Peppa Pig, Enormo Dad Eduardo in Disney’s Henry Hugglemonster and as The Nekross King in the BBC’s Wizard vs Aliens – will voice the Bacterium. The Bacterium was instrumental in spreading the plague across London.
Known for her roles as Trunchbull in Matilda and Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pam Ferris will voice the Eagle, who was present during the Roman rule and creation of Londinium.
Comedian and host of the Mash Report, Nish Kumar, will voice Thomas the Horse, who represents the military horses of the UK’s capital. Postman Pat: The Movie star Stephen Mangan will voice Governatore. The latter horse was the steed to King Henry VIII.
Joe Pasquale, who won ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2004 will play a dormouse opposite Pam Ferris’s Eagle.
TV and Radio presenter Angellica Bell, who has just launched her first children’s book, will voice a rat who was used for entertainment during the times of animal baiting.
Inspired by objects in the museum’s collection, Beasts of London will use video projection mapping to immerse visitors into the story of animals in the city. Visitors will be guided through a journey of time – from before the city of London was created to the present day – by the cast of well-known narrators.
Part of the Culture Mile programme, Beasts of London opens at the Museum of London on 5 April 2019.
Tickets for Beasts of London are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk