ONCE SEEN ON BLUE PETER : MAKES, BAKES AND OUTTAKES
Tim Vincent & Cahoots Theatre Company Present
Once seen on blue peter
- MAKES, BAKES AND OUTTAKES
by TIM WHITNALL
Some of the nation's favourite childrens TV presenters of all time... together on stage for the first time!
Blue Peter first sailed onto British TV screens on October 16, 1958 and it’s still there as the longest-running children’s television programme in the world!
Aimed at kids from the age of 6-14, Blue Peter has been an important part of growing up for generations of youngsters.
60 years and over 5,000 episodes later, an elite group of it's 37 presenters are to gather at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to celebrate this extraordinary anniversary and look back at their personal highlights and some of the many comical mishaps. It promises to be a nostalgic look back to time when coat-hanger advent lanterns, and sticky-backed plastic ruled the world.
Once Seen on Blue Peter - Makes, Bakes and Outtakes, a theatrical celebration of Blue Peter’s diamond anniversary, will feature Peter Purves, Janet Ellis, Peter Duncan, Mark Curry and Tim Vincent... and a surprise celebrity guest.
Production Dream Team
Devised by Tim Vincent who presented the show from 1993 to 1997, Once Seen on Blue Peter - Makes, Bakes and Outtakes is scripted by award-winning writer Tim Whitnall, whose one-man comedy, Morecambe, about Eric Morecambe, premiered at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, winning a Fringe First Award, then transferred to the West End, winning the 2010 Best Entertainment Olivier Award.
It is directed by the wonderful Ian Talbot, and is from the same producers as last years’ sell out fringe show Alex Salmond Unleashed...
Once Seen on Blue Peter - Makes, Bakes and Outtakes is a blisteringly funny and poignant tribute to a much-loved TV family favourite.
The Assembly Ballroom
54 George Street, Edinburgh
4th - 26th August 2018
2:50 pm daily
50 mins approx