Watershed Productions
Charlie And Lola's Best Bestest Play


"If you've got kids, go and see Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play. If you haven't, borrow some and go anyway...it's a genuine delight - indeed it's far more enjoyable for parents than most of the theatre that's aimed at grown-ups these days."
Sunday Express

"Funny, subtle and charming..."
Primary Times

"My two and four year old both loved every moment of it. 9/10 Very absolutely excellent (as Lola would say)."
Liverpool Echo

"The magic of theatre is alive and well."
The Sun-Herald (Sydney, Australia)

"There are some lovely touches that neither the page nor TV could match. It is a gentle little show, pitched just right for its target audience, but is not afraid to play with the liveness of theatre, too. An ideal early theatre experience."
The Guardian

"It takes wit and ingenuity to take a winning formula from the nursery bookshelf and small screen and make it equally charming on stage, but this show pulls it off in fine style."
Manchester Evening News

"True to the essence of Lauren Child's work while adding some magical and very funny theatrical touches."
The Stage

"...utterly charming and engaging..."
The List (Edinburgh)

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

"This is a magical just-under-an hour of bubbles, butterflies and buffaloes; tigers, whales, ogres and dancing dogs. The verdict from my 3 and a half year old companion? "The bestest show!"
Edinburgh Guide

"Absolutely ever so well done to everyone connected with Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play for caring enough to get it spot on, and in such blissfully accurate detail...this show is magic from start to finish."
The Herald Scotland



"I just wanted to let you know how wonderful the Charlie and Lola show was at Dorking on Saturday, my daughter (nearly 5) loved it, so imaginative and great for grown ups too. Thanks for a lovely afternoon."
Jenny, Dorking

"Have just seen the bestest play with my 3 year old daughter at the Palace in Westcliff and would like to congratulate you on a wonderful play. It was nothing like I was expecting. It was very enchanting, much like the TV series and the length of show was just perfect. Thank you for a fantastic show."
Jackie Gooding, Westcliff-on-Sea

"We visited Buxton Opera House this afternoon to see Charlie and Lola, what a truly beautiful and fantastic show. My daughters Chloe 4 didn't move she was in a little dream but does live to Lola's world and her Sister Kitty who is only 22 mths and her first visit didn't make a sound apart from the ahhh's and 'Lolo mummy'. As a family we have had a wonderful afternoon and enjoyed your show, thank you."
Clare Savage, Buxton

"We certainly enjoyed the show as it really brought alive the magic of the books and characters my older daughter loves so much."
Sara Knowles, Buxton

"We had a great time. This is the first time I have seen Jake [aged four and a half] rapt in the theatre (and laughing his head off). And so was I, it was a lovely piece of work, and the puppets worked so well for that story."
Steve D, Oxford

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