Monday, 21 October 2013

Andy and Mike's Tick Tock Time Machine

On Saturday we were lucky enough to go and see Andy and Mike's Tick Tock Time Machine at Solihull Arts Complex. The littlies were really excited as they are already a big fan of Andy and Andy's Wild Adventures on CBeebies.

Tick Tock Time Machine
The Stage

Waiting for the show

Right from the start the littlies were captivated, joining in with everything and having a real good time. Even the Little Man sat in his seat for the first half which is good going for him as he can't seem to sit still for a full episode of Peppa Pig lately. He became a little restless in the second half but for a hyper active three year old I think he was pretty well entertained.

So we all knew Andy (The tall one with lots of hair) from CBeebies, but this was our first time meeting Mike and I'm so glad we did. He was really funny and energetic (and a bit sweaty) and he and Andy make a great team. They really are BFF (whatever that means, I'm trying to appeal to a younger audience here)

The show, which is totally interactive from beginning to end, takes you on a journey through time including the wild west and medieval times and ending up in the future, where Strictly Come Dancing is still going. 
Although it is a two man show, you do get to meet a lot of other characters thanks to the incredible shrinking machine and a little help from the audience. 

The audience get to join along with clapping, singing and dancing all the way through. But beware of the things they teach your children, the Babybel dance was a big favourite along with the very noisy version of Rock, Paper Scissors. At least we know now how to win every time, if you want to find out how you'll have to watch the show. 

The humour is great for kids and adults alike, no-one is left out, and the way Andy and Mike tease each other throughout is bound to cause a giggle or two. You'll definitely leave with a smile on your face. 

The show is now touring until 3rd November and then continues 15th February 2014 until 9th March. For a full list of venues and dates please visit Andy and Mike's website

Andy and Mikes
Visiting Medieval Times and Sir Posealot

After the show we got to meet Andy and Mike which was a real nice touch. They signed pictures for the littlies and posed for photo's.

Andy and Mike
happy smiley children

When I told Andy that a couple of weeks before I'd had my photo taken with Dr Ranj (CBeebies, Get Well Soon) he jumped up to have a photo with me. The lovely Mike kindly took a couple of pics for me. (Thanks Mike)

no knee bending involved

They have a great competition over on their Facebook page where you can win a mega Lego Duplo prize just for uploading a photo of you with Andy and Mike's cardboard cutout and telling them where you'd like to travel back in time. I think we would like to go back to Saturday and watch the show again.

Visit Andy and Mike's Tick Tock Time Machine website and watch a preview video as well as finding out tour dates and where you can meet Andy and Mike in shopping centres around the country.
Follow Andy and Mike on Facebook and Twitter for all their latest news.

It would be lovely to see Mike on CBeebies too, and there is currently a Facebook page in support of this. I will be contacted CBeebies to say how much my children would like to see him on TV too. It would be fantastic if Andy and Mike's shows were aired as well.

Also, Andy and Mike are supporting the Lullaby Trust in memory of Matilda Mae. The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and promotes expert advice on safer sleep, working to raise money for research into SIDS. You can make a donation online at
or you can make a donation of £3 by texting Tock13 to 70070
or even better, go and see Andy and Mike's Tick Tock Time machine and make a donation there!

We received tickets to see the show for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. So is the photo of me and Andy which I am framing for my bedside table ;) (ah I have a mummy crush!)


  1. If we were back in the UK, I'd take my kids to see them. It's a great way of introducing them to the theatre and performing arts or comedy.

  2. We don't really watch CBBC in our house but these two look like such fun. I'll have to check them out - they also seem genuinely nice people too. Really enjoyed reading this #magicmoments

  3. Anne this is fantastic!! i am so jealous i love them!!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  4. Bless, what some amazing pictures and what an experience!


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