Charlie and Lola come to life at macrobert…

Everyone’s favourite brother and sister Charlie and Lola will be visiting macrobert on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 April with Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play

The stars of the hit BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppets, live action and music where the 2-D and 3-D worlds mingle as we find out if Lola will ever tidy her room or if Charlie will get Lola to sleep, even though she is not sleepy and will not go to bed. The Tigers want their bedtime milk, the Dancing Dogs have borrowed Lola’s pyjamas – not to mention the Ogre in the wardrobe! Who’d have known there were so many problems to overcome?

An absolutely fantastic show which is guaranteed to put a grin on the whole family’s face. You don’t have to take our word for it however, this is what other parents have to say:

“I was rather worried that the kids might be disappointed as they know the TV series really well but it was just like it, only more magical, they loved it….”. P Bacon, Otley

“We certainly enjoyed the show as it really brought alive the magic of the books and characters my older daughter loves so much.” Sara Knowles, Buxton

“We had a great time. This is the first time I have seen Jake [aged four and a half]rapt in the theatre (and laughing his head off). And so was I, it was a lovely piece of work, and the puppets worked so well for that story.” Steve D, Oxford

The press also highly recommend Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play:

“Absolutely ever so well done to everyone connected with Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play for caring enough to get it spot on, and in such blissfully accurate detail…. this show is magic from start to finish.” The Herald

“Utterly charming, and engaging for even the fidgetiest of toddlers.” The List

“I thoroughly enjoyed the creative yet faithful translation of the books for the stage. More importantly, so did my three year old. 4 stars.” Time Out

It’s the start of the Easter holidays so what better excuse is there… get along, get involved and meet the kid’s bestest friends Charlie and Lola!

Book online on the macrobert website, call us on 01786 466666 or pop along and visit us 🙂


Hello again!

Hi all, sorry it’s been so long but not to worry I’m back!

So, it’s been all go here at macrobert, we have had a very successful season so far with plenty of fab press reviews, audience feedback and just in general an amazing atmosphere!

At the moment we are in the process of recruiting two new directors, moving the office around, getting to grips with this year’s panto (yes, I know it’s only Spring!) and programming for another exciting season August – December 2011… uber busy here 🙂

Thought you would all like to know about Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play which will be gracing the macrobert stage on the 5 & 6 April, this is the cutest show for kids 3+. Check out the production shots below;

Tickets £10 / £38 family ticket, book online here or call us on 01786 466666.

I will be back very soon with more news and behind the scenes goss for you so keep your eyes peeled! 🙂

8 days to go….

8 days to go and we will be unleashing our programme for the first season of 2011 and let me tell you… we have some lovely treats in there for everyone!

macrobert will be launching their brand new design of the events guide and the contents on Thursday 25th November at 12.00pm. Make sure you are in the building or online on the 25th and be one of the first to see the guide and have the chance to book your tickets first and you might find a couple of offers in there that you can take advantage of! We couldn’t keep shtum for very long though and have given insights into what to expect…

Craig Hill
A deliciously wicked evening of no-holds-barred, infectiously spontaneous fun as Scotland’s favourite kilted treasure makes a welcome return to macrobert.

Friday 21 January 8pm

More information and online booking here

Oily Cart
Mole in the Hole
This is an adventure for all the senses to be enjoyed by all children from ages 3 to 6. So that everyone will have a chance to play their part, audiences are limited to 50 per show – book now!

Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 Jan 10.30am & 1.30pm
Saturday 29 Jan 11am & 1pm

More information and online booking here

Danish Dance Theatre
Danish Dance Theatre, one of the foremost contemporary Scandinavian dance companies led by UK-born artistic director Tim Rushton, makes its Scottish debut with a powerful triple bill.

Friday 18 February 8.00pm (plus post show discussion)
Saturday 19 February 8.00pm

More information and online booking here

Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play
Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, in their extremely ever so wonderful stage show! The stars of the hit BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppets, live action and music.

Tuesday 5 April 11.00am, 1.30pm & 4.00pm
Wednesday 6 April 11.00am

More information and online booking here

I can only imagine that this has you uber excited and has you itching to see what else we have lined up so make sure you pick up your brochure from 25th November or pop online and have a look around….

All the best,
An excited macrobert

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