Mister Maker Quick Fire Round
CBeebies' Mister Maker is coming to Mayflower Theatre on 4 June!
With a fabulous supporting cast and art at its heart, this fantastic live show encourages Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise! Mister Maker himself answered a few questions ahead of his tour date.
How did you become Mister Maker? Who were you before?
I have always been Mister Maker! Even from an early age, I have always loved arts and crafts and making things.
What is your favourite thing about being Mister Maker?
One of the things that makes me most proud is that wherever we perform our live show, children and grown-ups give us such a warm and excited response. It is heart-warming to hear the reactions of the crowd and I am so thankful for their support.
What sort of things do you like to do when you are not being Mister Maker?
I am away from home a lot, so seeing my family is important to me. I go walking with my Dad...or have a cup of tea with Mum! I love watching football and cricket but don't get much time to do it these days. My local soccer team from the UK is Gillingham (in English League One) and I try to watch as many games as I can, home and away.
Who is your favourite Shape and why?
I could never choose a favourite – I love them all. I think I’m most like Rectangle though…because I am so tall and I bounce around like him!
Tell us five interesting facts about the real you.
I have had spiky hair for nearly 20 years!
My favourite football team is Gillingham FC (English League One)
I have a cat called Susan
My favourite vegetables are carrots and broccoli
I am 40 years old!
Do you make things in your spare time?
Yes because I am always preparing for my next show! My house is covered in glitter, sticky tape and googly eyes...but I don't mind, because arts and craft has become my life. Being Mister Maker is a fantastic job because when I'm not touring, I put my producer hat on and work on our next show, song or arty creation!
What makes you really happy?
Performing on stage!
When was the last time you cried?
The last time I cried was …. (happy tears)…when I heard A-ha play ‘Take on Me’ live at the o2 in London. It reminded me of good times in the 1980s as a little lad. That was the first record I ever bought.
What expression do you use a lot
"Make some noise!"
What’s your favourite fancy dress costume?
Batman. Of course.
What can’t you live without?
A good cup of tea.
What’s your motto?
Never give up.
What is your middle name?
I don't have one - First name Mister, second name Maker!
BONUS FUN FACT: In the late 90s, I once made tea and toast for The Wiggles when I was a runner in a live TV studio in London. They were really lovely, polite and friendly...and it was an honour to meet them.
Mister Maker is at Mayflower Theatre on 4th of June with a show at 12pm and another at 3pm. Book your tickets now online: ../whats-on/mister-maker-2017/