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2010 Event Media Release

Issued Thursday 21 October, 2010


Sydney Opera House and Watershed Productions presents the BBC Worldwide and Polka Theatre production
From December 17

 “An ideal early theatre experience” – The Guardian

WHAT: Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest  Play
WHEN:  From Dec 17
WHERE: The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House 
DURATION: 55 mins 
PRICE:  From $29
BOOKINGS: 9250 7777 

“I thoroughly enjoyed the creative yet faithful translation of the books for the stage. More importantly, so did my three year old” – Time Out London

I have this little sister Lola. She is small and very funny…

This summer, everyone’s favourite brother and sister Charlie and Lola, bring their stage show to Sydney Opera House. Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play is based on the popular books by Lauren Child and adapted from some of the funniest episodes of the hit series, seen in Australia on ABC TV and CBeebies. These adorable and hilarious characters will be brought to life by a delightful mix of puppets and music.

We find out if Lola will ever tidy her room or if Charlie will get Lola to sleep, even though she is not sleepy and will not go to bed. The Tigers want their bedtime milk, the Dancing Dogs have borrowed Lola’s pyjamas – not to mention the Ogre hiding in the wardrobe! Who would have known there were so many things to overcome before the day’s end?

Sydney Opera House is thrilled to be presenting the lovable Charlie and his cheeky sister Lola on stage in Australia for the first time. Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play has been touring non-stop in the UK and Ireland, playing to packed houses in the theatres across the country from the Edinburgh Fringe to the Oxford Playhouse and the Belfast Children’s Festival.

With delightfully witty dialogue, a gorgeous set, skilful puppetry and of course the lovable characters, Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play is just as enjoyable for adults as it is for tiny fans  - the perfect Christmas gift and a wonderful introduction to the theatre!

 Charlie and Lola’s Bestest Best Play is presented by Sydney Opera House and Watershed Productions by arrangement with BBC Worldwide and Tiger Aspect Productions.

Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play is the first production to go on-sale for the Kids at the House 2011 program. We'll be announcing the full line-up on Thursday November 17.
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Helene Fox, Publicist, Sydney Opera House
02 9250 7805 / 0412 085 032 /



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