Mr Toddler and I have always been delighted by the Hairy Maclary books, his buddies Hercules Morse, Bottomley Potts, Muffin McLay, Bitzer Maloney, Schnitzel von Krumm and the terrifying Scarface Claw. It’s always sounded very Scottish to me, especially Donaldson’s Dairy, but the author’s actually a New Zealander. Anyway, enough chat, it’s great to hear that the stage show of Hairy Maclary and Friends is touring the UK in July and August and it’s coming to Scotland – Yay!
I always feel that a stage show is a great excuse to visit a new town or city, and take in a show with your little one so for inspiration here are the dates and locations:-
Thursday 14th July – Rutherglen Town Hall
Friday 15th July – Dunfermline Carnegie Hall
Saturday 16th July – Hamilton Town House
Tuesday 19th July – Edinburgh Churchill Theatre
Friday 22nd July – Middlesbrough Theatre
Saturday 23rd July – Loughborough Town Hall
Sunday 24th July – Winchester Theatre Royal
Tuesday 26th July – Hounslow Arts Centre
Wednesday 27th July – Aldershot Princes Hall
Thursday 28th July – Tonbridge Wells Assembly Hall
Friday 29th July – Potters Bar Wyllyots Theatre
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July – Norwich Playhouse
Wednesday 3rd August – Ilfracombe Landmark Theatre
Thursday 4th August – Bromsgrove Artrix
Saturday 6th August – Alnwick Playhouse
Sunday 7th August – East Kilbride Village Theatre
Monday 8th August – Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre
The composer and musical director of the stage show is Matthew Brown, a Pianist, Composer and Musical Director based in Falkirk who works regularly as a Musical Director for various companies including The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Hopefully your tots will love singing along with Hairy Maclary.
Tots2Travel has two CDs with all the songs from the show as prizes. To enter just follow the Tots2Travel blog by entering your email address in the ‘Follow’ box and clicking ‘Follow’ – easy peasy. (You can unsubscribe any time after the competition closes if you so wish.) Or head over to Facebook to enter.
TERMS & CONDITIONS – There are two CDs to be won, by two separate recipients (i.e. one CD to one winner, another CD to a different winner). The prize is non-transferable, are provided by The Hairy Maclary and Friends Show, and posted free to any UK address. There are no cash alternatives. The competition closes at midnight on 1 June 2016 and the winners will be chosen at random on 2 June 2016 by Mr Toddler of Tots2Travel and announced on the Tots2Travel Facebook page. Good luck.