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Andy Day & Mike James

Written by Andy Day, Mike James & Iain Lauchlan
Directed by Iain Lauchlan
Music & Lyrics by Jamie Ledwith

Fresh on the success of their smash-hit show - Andy & Mike’s… Big Box of Bananas - BAFTA nominated children’s presenter, Andy Day and his comedy partner Mike James, return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, to present the WORLD PREMIERE of, ANDY & MIKE’S… TICK TOCK TIME MACHINE. The dynamic duo has teamed-up with ‘Tweenies’ creator Iain Lauchlan to produce this latest family-friendly adventure (suitable for ages 3+). The show will perform daily from 11am at Pleasance 1, between 1 and 19 August, prior to embarking on a nationwide tour.

When Andy & Mike stumble across a mysterious machine, locked away in the garden of their ‘Fun Pad’ many years before by their great, great, great Grandfather Wally Bum, their adventure begins… Met by the machine’s guardian, they are sent on a time-travel quest. The intrepid duo must collect items from both the past and the future, and avoid being trapped in the mists of time forever. Will they make it? One thing’s certain… they haven’t a chance without the audience’s help!

Together, the star of Andy’s Wild Adventures (CBeebies) alongside his co-star Mike, combine their trademark style of humour, wit and infectious energy, with an irrepressible sense of fun, to provide audiences with a performance that will have them longing to travel back in time to see it all over again.

Andy Day is well known amongst children, for his role as a presenter on CBeebies (since 2007). He was recently one of the star line-up on the hugely successful CBeebies Live! Arena Tour (April 2012). His CBeebies’ show Andy’s Wild Adventures won Best Children’s TV Programme at the 2012 Freesat Awards, and best children’s programme at the Montana International Wildlife Awards.

Mike James children’s theatre work includes Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Babes in the Wood (all Pantoni Pantomimes). His TV credits include: Upstaged (BBC), Sports Relief (BBC) and The Bill (ITV). Films include: Still Life (Harry Richards), Death of a Whale (Dead Bulb Productions), and Would Like To Meet (Too Many Cooks).

Childhood friends, Mike and Andy have worked extensively together on a diverse range of projects. Their production of Andy & Mike’s … Big Box of Bananas started its UK tour at the Pleasance during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe three-years-ago, where it received enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim.

The show’s co-creator and director Iain Lauchlan has a towering pedigree in creating quality children’s entertainment, both for stage and television. His repertoire spans three decades and includes the likes of Finger Mouse, The Tweenies and The Fun Song Factory.

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This show will go on a UK tour from September 2012. See tour schedule below.


Show Title: Andy & Mike’s … Tick Tock Time Machine
Venue: Pleasance 1, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
Dates: 1 – 19 August
Performances: 11 am daily
Tickets: £6 - £9.50
Box office: 0131 556 6550
Running time: 60mins
Show website:
Follow on Twitter: @andyandmike


Sat, 22 Sept Bishop Stortford|Rhodes Arts Complex 01279 651 746
Sun, 23 Sept Sale|Waterside Arts Centre 0161 912 5616
Sat, 29 Sept Newbury|Corn Exchange 01635 522733
Sun, 7 Oct Shrewsbury|Theatre Severn 01743 281281
Sat, 13 Oct Stamford|Arts Centre 01780 755611
Sun, 14 Oct Epsom|Playhouse 01372 742555
Sun, 21 Oct Radlett|The Radlett Centre 01923 859291
Sat, 27 Oct Harrow|Harrow Arts Centre 020 8416 8989
Sun, 28 Oct Halstead|Empire Theatre 07778 025490
Tues, 30 Oct Oxfordshire|Kenton Theatre 01491 575698
Wed, 31 Oct Broxbourne|Broxbourne Civic Hall 01992 441946
Thurs, 1 Nov Tunbridge Wells|Assembly Hall Theatre 01892 530613
Fri, 2 Nov Grantham|Guidlhall Centre 01476 406158
Sat, 3 Nov Canterbury|Gulenkian Theatre 01227 769075
Sun, 4 Nov Winchester|The Discovery Centre 01962 873603
Sat, 10 Nov Weston-Super-Mare 01934 645544
Sun, 11 Nov Weymouth|Weymouth Pavilion 01305 783225

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