Yesterday we had the pleasure of going to see Mister Maker live on tour at The Garrick in Lichfield. Olly is a big Mister Maker fan and has watched the CBeebies show so when we heard it was kicking off the tour at a theatre near us we knew we would love to go.
Mister Maker and The Shapes Live is a brilliant show for the whole family. We didn’t know what to expect having never been to a live show before but as soon as the show started, we knew it was going to be a fun afternoon.
Expect dancing, music, singing and of course minute makes
Without spoiling the show for you if you’re going or thinking of going, you can expect lots of dancing, singing, crafty minute makes and plenty of audience participation. It was brilliant to watch Olly’s reaction to seeing Mister Maker on the stage. He was in awe of him. Mister Maker is as full of beans as you would expect him to be. He’s got so much energy and he’s captivating to watch.
The audience are encouraged to take part in the show with dancing and singing and it was brilliant to see so many people taking part, even the adults were loving it! Adults, using your phone to take photographs is actively encouraged and we were invited to share these on social media using the hashtag #IAmAShape
The children in the audience were given sheets of coloured paper to help take part in a crafty make in the show. However Olly got a little upset as he wanted to keep his sheet of paper and not surrender it to the activity in the show (he gets easily attached, bless him!)
In the second half of the show, we were introduced to The Shapes and it was brilliant to see so many little ones faces light up when they came on stage. Olly’s favourite was the Rectangle who gave the audience a giggle.
Mister Maker and The Shapes show is in two acts. The first act was 45 minutes long with a 20 minute break followed by another 45 minutes. The perfect length for captivating the attention of pre-schoolers.
We had the opportunity to meet Mister Maker himself after the show and he was so lovely. Such a genuine chap who was just as engaging off stage as he was on it. He even suggested us taking selfies which of course we had to have taken!
We had such a fantastic afternoon watching Mister Maker and the Shapes Live. We laughed, we danced and we loved taking part in the show and would thoroughly recommend it to families who want a fun afternoon out at the theatre.
Top tip: Take some pocket money as there’s programmes, craft kits, sticker books and other merchandise to buy ahead and after the show.
You can find out more about tour which is on until November and buy your tickets to the show here.
Disclosure: We were invited along to the show for the purpose of this review. All words and images are my own.