CBeebies comedy duo Andy and Mike talk about their Tick Tock Time Machine
- Nicola Meighan
- 23 July 2012
This article is from 2012.
Comedy duo swap CBeebies for time travel
‘If you mix Back to the Future with The Mighty Boosh and Goonies, you get a glimpse of where we wanted to go,’ says CBeebies presenter Andy Day, co-star of Andy and Mike’s Tick Tock Time Machine. The follow-up to 2009’s Box of Bananas, this new show was created by Day and long-term comedy partner, Mike James in tandem with Finger Mouse legend Iain Lauchlan.
‘We have plenty of interaction throughout, with references to some of our favourite films, and songs to boot,’ says Day, a man whose broad-grinned madcap humour appeals to little and big kids alike. ‘We hope to take you on a mind-blowing adventure through time! You must be prepared to join in and make noise, and we promise that we won’t sit down.’
Day offers more clues as to Tick Tock Time Machine’s pop lineage: ‘We love music, especially musical theatre. Mike would hate me to tell you this, but he loves Disney films and Justin Bieber. Oh, and of course we love Bill & Ted,’ he says. ‘We felt we should try and create a modern version onstage. We really hope the kids and parents love it as much as we’ve loved creating it.’ It sounds like a most excellent adventure.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 4–19 Aug, 11am, £9–£9.50 (£8–£9). Previews until 3 Aug, £6.