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Star Of Cbeebies Kids' Show Taking To Road On National Tour
Favourite children's television presenter Mister Maker is taking to the road on a national stage tour that will start at the Lichfield Garrick theatre in Staffordshire in May. Mister Maker, the CBeebies' arts and crafts hero, will be getting creative during a 2017 UK tour of the hit live theatre show, Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!, that gets underway at the Garrick theatre on Saturday 27 May. The fun filled family show seeks to encourage 'mini makers' and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise!

Mister Maker & The Shapes
Mister Maker & The Shapes embarking on national tour

Mister Maker said: "We had such a fantastic time on our last UK tour, it will be great to meet friends again and make lots of new ones! This year, we've added new songs for the audience to enjoy and some new amazing 'makes'! So Mini Makers and grown-ups; join me, Circle, Triangle, Square and Rectangle for a real arty adventure…. and get ready to make some noise!" Mister Maker has been delighting viewers of hit children's television show CBeebies since 2007. The TV series have collectively been watched by around 90 per cent of all 4-6 year olds in the UK and Phil Gallagher (Mister Maker) was nominated for a Children's BAFTA in 2009 for Best Presenter. Mister Maker & The Shapes Live toured the UK in 2015/2016 and was seen by more than 80,000 people in total. The show also toured Australia in 2015/16 and 2017, including 18 sold out performances at the Sydney Opera House.

Lichfield Garrick
Lichfeld Garrick to kick off national Mister Maker tour

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live! is produced by Evolution Productions, which was started in 2005 by Emily Wood and Paul Hendy. Since then the company has built a reputation for superior, bespoke pantomimes with the emphasis on high quality production values, strong casting and funny scripts. Over the last 12 years they have produced pantos in some of the best theatres in the country. In 2014 Evolution brought a brand new production of the Olivier Award-winning West End play, Morecambe, to theatres all over the country The following two years of 2015 and 2016 were exciting years for Evolution as Mister Maker & The Shapes Live! began its three year tour of venues all over the UK. Paul and Emily have worked with Phil Gallagher (Mister Maker) for nine years and have been working closely with Phil and Zodiak Kids on the current project. Zodiac Kids is a global independent leader in children's entertainment, while Zodiak Kids Studios produces animation and live action programming for a range of international broadcasters, including Mister Maker for Cbeebies.

Lichfield Garrick
Plenty of children expected for live show

Mister Maker and The Shapes will be at the Lichfield Garrick on Saturday 27 May with performances at 10am, 1pm and 4pm. Ticket prices start from £15.50 for adults and £13 for children. For more information visit online or call the box office on 01543 412121.
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Why? Children's TV Entertainer Taking To The Road
When: 27 May 2017
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: Tickets from £15.50 adults and £13 children
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