If your kids ‘absolutely completely’ love the Charlie and Lola books or the T.V. show, they’ll really love their Best Bestest Play. Based on Lauren Child’s award winning creation the performance showcases some of Charlie and Lola’s most beloved stories. This visually engaging show captures your imagination from the beginning regardless of age. The set design literally leaps from the story books’ pages, adorned with Lola’s cut out butterflies and other well know pieces, like Ellie the Elephant and Charlie’s handmade toy rocket.
An ensemble of four puppeteers work tightly and effortlessly together to bring all of the cut out style two-dimensional Charlie and Lola characters to life. A pre-recorded soundtrack from the BBC T.V. animation uses the original children’s voices that are Charlie and Lola, creating an endearing and authentic encounter.
Every element in the stage show communicates the charm, warmth and whimsy of Child’s superb creation. There are a few delightful surprises too; Lola’s butterfly magic trick and her bath time escapades are guaranteed to enthral all audience members.
It’s a wonderful and highly imaginative show, and depending on your age will either immerse your senses and tickle your imagination or have you feeling like the world of Charlie and Lola is extremely truly alive and so very, very really close that you could touch it.
MEI Live present the BBC Worldwide and Polka Theatre Production
Charlie and Lola’s best bestest play
Venue: Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
Dates: 14 – 18 December 2011
Venue: the Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
Dates: 20 December 2011 – 1 January 2012
Venue: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
Dates: 11 – 18 January 2012
Bookings: BOCS ticketing