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18th – Warrenpoint Town Hall
20th – Sligo Hawkswell
25th – Waterford Theatre Royal
27th – Cork Opera House
2nd – Bury Met
4th – Lincoln Theatre Royal
6th – Leeds Carriageworks
8th – Wycombe Swan
10th – Camberley Theatre
11th-13th – Wakefield Theatre Royal
22nd – Stranraer Ryan Centre
23rd – Cumbernauld Theatre
27th – Oban Corran Halls
28th – Dunoon Queen’s Hall
29th/30th – Dundee Rep
4th – Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow
6th/7th – Livingston Howden Park Centre
9th – Scunthorpe Plowright Theatre
11th-15th – Hammersmith Riverside Studios
20th-22nd – Cambridge Comedy Festival
23rd – Ilfracombe Landmark Theatre
24th – Winchester Theatre Royal
28th – Swindon Wyvern Theatre
29th – Aldershot Princes Hall
31st – The Town House Hamilton
4th – Inverness Eden Court
12th – 22nd –
25th/26th – Norwich Playhouse
28th-30th – Birmingham MAC
2nd – Southend Palace Theatre
3rd – 6th – London Wonderground Festival – Southbank
8th – Monmouth Blake Theatre
12th – Lancaster Grand
15th – Berwick Maltings
16th – Kirkcaldy Adam Smith
18th – 20th – St. Andrews Byre Theatre
21st – Dunfermline Carnegie Hall
23rd – Southport Theatre
28th – Stamford Corn Exchange
30th – Salisbury City Hall
1st – 3rd – Manchester Lowry (Quays Theatre)
EDINBURGH THEATRE COMPANY TAKE HIT SHOW
HAIRY MACLARY & FRIENDS TO SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Edinburgh theatre company, Nonsense Room Productions is taking its highly successful children’s show Hairy Maclary & Friends to Sydney Opera House in December for a five week run over Christmas. The show, which has delighted families in Scotland and throughout the UK, has been picked to play at the Opera House as a hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011.
Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy
Bruce Strachan, Artistic Director of Nonsense Room Productions says: “We are thrilled to be touring Hairy Maclary to Sydney Opera House. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to perform at one of the world’s most iconic venues. We are excited about taking the little dog with the big personality to meet new audiences on the other side of the world.”
Hairy Maclary & Friends is an official stage adaptation of the much-loved Hairy Maclary children’s books by celebrated writer Lynley Dodd, presenting an assortment of animal antics for all the family. Audiences in Sydney can look forward to meeting many of their favourite characters such as Hercules Morse, as big as a horse; Bottomley Potts, covered in spots; Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum and Scarface Claw, the toughest tomcat in town.
The show premiered in Scotland in 2010 with a sold-out run at the Fringe. In 2011 the show toured to venues throughout the UK including three weeks at Assembly George Square Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 and a week at Riverside Studios, London.
We will be touring the UK again during 2012. This smash-hit show, featuring live music, singing and your favourite Hairy Maclary books is a summertime treat suitable for all the family – you’d be barking mad to miss it!!
Fans of the storybooks cannot fail to enjoy this performance and every child should see this. One4Review *****
Nonsense Room Productions was established in 2002 by Bruce Strachan and Simon Beattie, RSAMD graduates. In 2005 the company was chosen as ‘Pick of the Fringe’ by Greenwich Theatre, London. Previous shows at the Edinburgh Fringe have included The Ballad of James II by Douglas Maxwell, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and The Apprentice. This year the company also presented Handling Bach by Paul Barz at Rosslyn Chapel.
Lynley Dodd is an internationally celebrated writer for children from New Zealand. Her titles, including Hairy Maclary, are highly regarded and much loved by her readers locally and internationally. Her stories are known for their lively sound qualities, curious animal characters, and the memorable illustrations that accompany the text. Dodd has received numerous awards, both for her writing and illustration. In 2002 she was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to children’s literature.
Anyone with young children will recognise these immortal words instantly as the opening lines of the book ‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’ by Lynley Dodd. Following a Sell-Out run at the Fringe 2010, Hairy Maclary and his friends are springing off the page once again this Summer.
Featuring many of the characters from the books like Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse – Bottomley Potts, covered in spots – Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum and Scarface Claw – the toughest tomcat in town. With music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family.
**** THE LIST: – ‘This is old-school children’s theatre in all the right ways.’
MUMS.NET:- “…Hairy Maclary was fab, my nearly 3 year old practically levitated in excitement…”
THE HERALD: – ‘… so numerous and vociferous was the audience that sometimes the performers were drowned out…they were, however, able to keep the kids in stitches, no matter the volume…’
PRIMARY TIMES: - …a vibrant, fun filled show that cleverly brings Lynley Dodd’s much-loved children’s books to life.’