music / Canberra Symphony Orchestra, ACTEWAGL Llewellyn Three, Llewellyn Theatre, July 18. Reviewed by GRAHAM McDONALD
Originally a preschool television series commissioned by the BBC in 2007, it’s been screened in over 100 countries and dubbed in several different languages, where the Mister Maker craft-based approach to children’s entertainment has attracted fans ranging from toddlers to adults.
Now in a series of live shows, “Mister Maker Returns”, he’s coming to Canberra with a family show, joined on stage by his side-kicks, “the shapes” as well as the Mister Maker dancers.
Billed as the perfect show for children of all ages and their grown-ups too, it provides laughter, music, surprises and shows off Mister Maker’s talent for creating something new out of whatever is around him.
This touring show is interactive, with games to be played and prizes to be won.
Best of all, artwork by “mini makers” will be showcased at the theatre and one lucky audience member will get the chance to dance live on stage with “the shapes”.
“Mister Maker Returns”, at Canberra Theatre, 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm, Tuesday, July 10. Bookings to canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 6275 2700.