Youngsters’ favourite Hairy Maclary comes to town

Hairy Maclary & Friends will be at the Masque Theatre
Hairy Maclary & Friends will be at the Masque Theatre

Canine hero Hairy Maclary will be coming to the Masque Theatre in Barton Seagrave for a family theatre show during the October half term.

Accompanied by his friends Hercules Morse, Bottomley Potts, Schnitzel Von Krumm and arch rival Scarface Claw, the show – suitable for children aged between two and eight – will take to the stage full of music, singing and stories.

The Hairy Maclary & Friends show will stop in Barton Seagrave as part of a UK-wide tour to support the popular children’s books by New Zealand author Lynley Dodd.

Since the first adventure, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy in 1983, he has become a children’s favourite, appearing as the protagonist in 12 books in the series, with a further nine tales about his friends.

The best-selling rhyming picture books featuring Hairy and his rag-tag band of companions have made Dodd a household name all over the world.

Dodd’s work has been critically acclaimed and in 1999 she received the prestigious Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award – A New Zealand literary prize that recognizes those who have mage a significant contribution to children’s literature.

The show is a regular at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in 2011 embarked on a sold out UK tour. Later that year the cast and show enjoyed a five-week residency at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, which was extended due to popular demand.

The show promises to be the perfect half-term treat for Hairy Maclary fans of all ages.

More information is available by calling the Masque on 01536 737737 or by clicking here.