CBEEBIES favourite Mr Bloom bursts on to the stage as he embarks on his first live theatre tour.

The green-fingered gardener and his veggie pals are hitting the road with a new stage version of Mr Bloom’s Nursery.

It stars Ben Faulks as Mr Bloom, as well as Colin the Runner Bean, Margaret the Cabbage, Joan the Fennel, Raymond the Butternut Squash, Sebastian the Aubergine and the Wee McGregors.

They are getting ready for a royal visit but need a hand getting the allotment ready in time.

The show is packed with much-loved songs such as This Is My Allotment, Meet The Veggies, The Compo Song and Night Night Veggies.

Ben said: "I know all of the Tiddlers out there like watching Mr Bloom on the television, but this is the first time they will be able to come and see me and the Veggies in their local theatre in our very own live show."

Performances are at Clacton's West Cliff Theatre tomorrow at 11am and 4pm.

Tickets are £14 (£12 under-16s, £50 family ticket) from the box office on 01255 433344.