Countdown to children’s TV favourite Numberjacks at HMT

For the first time BBC TV stalwart Numberjacks is switching from the small screen to the stage on a major national tour which will take it to His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen this autumn.

The CBeebies show for pre-school/nursery aged children will run at the city theatre from Thursday to Saturday, September 22 to 24.

On their first live adventure, the TV Superheroes are set to solve problems as they go, with the help of their young fans while watching out for the dastardly Numbertaker and Spooky Spoon, who do all they can to disrupt proceedings.

Numberjacks has been running successfully on BBC2 and Cbeebies for five years and one of the creators, Chris Ellis, has now created a stage show to further the ethos of learning developed within the television series.

It acts as a building block for young children and helps them to learn about numbers, shapes and sizes in a fun way.

Chris said: “We know that Numberjacks fans love to engage with the characters and the live show will really give them the opportunity to do just that. Expect quite a bit of ‘pantomime’ and audience participation, together with the usual adventure, excitement and learning.”

The Numberjacks are 10 animated superheroes who solve problems for their special agent counterparts. These problems are caused by any one of five Meanies (and very occasionally by a smaller Numberjack who has escaped!).

Adhering to the Early Years Foundation Stage syllabus and the Primary National Strategy Framework for Teaching Mathematics aimed primarily at Reception-age children four to five-years-olds, although they are firm favourites with children from the age of two years upwards.

The television series has won the Royal Television Society Award for the best pre-school Educational programme two years in a row.

Tickets are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall, His Majesty’s Theatre and The Lemon Tree from tomorrow (Friday, May 27).