Monday, 17 July 2017

Meeting Mister Maker At Mister Maker & The Shapes Live - Whitley Bay Playhouse

Yesterday we were invited to see Mister Maker live at the Whitley Bay Playhouse in North Tyneside, not far from where we live. We really like the Playhouse as it spacious and modern and located near the seafront in Whitley Bay, we reviewed the Aladdin pantomime there last year. We had a brilliant time at the Mister Maker live show and much to my children's delight we got to meet Mister Maker himself, he is so nice and friendly in real life. 



Mister Maker is a show that I am very familiar with as my eldest daughter was crazy about the show when it first came out, about ten years ago now (I feel old saying that!). She loved the show for years and would always try and make the 'minute makes' off the show herself. For the last few years, my younger two children Sophia (4) and Jacob (almost three) have loved the show too - especially the shapes! 

For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it is a children's art and craft type TV show on CBeebies. Children love the show as Mister Maker is lots of fun and full of energy and little ones adore him, the shapes are also huge hits and I am sure everyone has heard the "I am a shape" song and phrase. Obviously, as it is an arty show I wondered how they would turn it into a theatre show, I need not have worried though as the show was so much fun for both adults and children alike.

Mister Maker and the shapes live at Whitley Bay

On entering the theatre children were each handed a piece of paper and told to hold onto it as they needed it for during the show to help make something (I won't say what as I don't want to give it away). The show then started with some catchy songs and dancing from Mister Makers friends before the main man himself took to the stage to a round of cheers from the audience. 

Jacob my two-year-old is a huge Mister Maker fan and he was super excited to see him on stage, he was waving, shouting, dancing and joining in with everything which was brilliant to watch. Audience members - children and adults were invited onto the stage to take part in fun challenges. There was some minute make time activities going on and lots of dancing and getting the audience involved throughout the show. 

After a short interval it was time for the much-loved Shapes to take to the stage, Sophia my four year old loved these and she was in her element dancing along with them. Every child and adult in the audience were dancing along and it was such a lovely atmosphere. 

Mister Maker and the shapes live

The show was on for an hour and forty minutes with a short interval, which I think is the perfect amount of time for a pre-schooler show. The show ended with some songs and dancing and we actually really enjoyed it, every child in the audience was clapping and smiling. If you have a Mister Maker fan at home then they would love this show, my children had the best time even though Sophia was a little bit of a tinker and would not leave Heidi from North East Family Fun alone.

At the end of the show we actually got to meet Mister Maker and he was really nice, he was so friendly and brilliant with the children. I thought Jacob was going to burst with excitement when he saw him and he could not believe his luck when Mister Maker give him a signed magazine. He did not even bat an eyelid when Jacob started sticking stickers on him and he was just as fun as he appears on the screen. 

Mister Maker Live is touring the UK and to find out more about the show and see if it is visiting a venue near you check out www.mistermakerlive.co.uk

Disclosure we received complimentary tickets to the show for the purpose of this review. 

19 comments:

  1. Ah that's so cute! my girls used to love this when they were little. Can also remember the dancing shapes and the googly eyes!

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  2. Oh my goodness you're kids must have been beside themselves! I hope we get more things like this coming down to Devon

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  3. Ahhh how fantastic my daughter loves Mister Maker what an absolute treat they must have been made up!

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  4. We love Mister Maker here too. Not seen the live show yet but we hope to.

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  5. This looks like great fun! Our youngest is crazy about "the shapes"
    (hubby helping out)

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  6. This sounds like so much fun! I really want to take our daughter to the theatre and this looks perfect :)

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  7. I've got the song going round my head now! "mister maker, la la la la". What a fab treat for the children.

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  8. Aww, how lovely :) What a lovely treat for the children.

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  9. This looks fun! I'll check their tour schedule.

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  10. My children don't really watch CBeebies any more :( I love art shows because it makes me find simple things that even I could do!

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  11. Ah nice. Bet it was fun. My kids love his show.

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  12. I would love to see Mister Maker myself too. My kids love Mister Maker and can never have enough of the programme on TV. A Mister Master live show will definitely be a dream come true for them.

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  13. aww look at that picture. What a fab experience. My eldest would love to meet him. Will check if the show is near us x

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  14. Ahh my kids love Mister Maker - how did I not know this was on! Sounds like you had fun x

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  15. I cannot wait until we see him in Bournemouth - only two more months to go

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  16. Aww, great photo of your kids with Mister Maker! My sister took my niece to see this at our local theatre - had such a great time!

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  17. Mister Maker seems like a genuinely nice guy. Yes everyone knows the shape song!

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  18. Wow it is crazy that Mister Maker is already 10 years old. I was 13 when it came out! x

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  19. Sounds fun, glad your children had a great time.

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