Wish to handle CBeebies Live! 2008

Wish Films has secured a fourth agreement with BBC Worldwide to direct the CBeebies Live! arena tour.
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The deal sees Wish scripting and directing the Treasure Hunt tour, which will introduce new characters to the CBeebies Live! audience for the first time.

Wish Films directors Iain Lauchlan and Will Brenton have written and directed all CBeebies Live! arena tours to date.

CBeebies Live! is an arena show for pre-schoolers featuring characters from the BBC TV channel. It tours major UK cities during the summer.

Lauchlan said: "In our experience, live activity is absolutely integral to building a children’s brand and we believe that CBeebies Live! offers rights holders a unique opportunity to enhance their offering to children.”

Craig Stanley, general manager of live entertainment and events at BBC Worldwide, said: “Iain and Will are simply the best around at writing and directing live pre-school stage shows. They consistently produce original and entertaining scripts. Cast and crew love their clear direction and they have contributed enormously to a string of hit shows for BBC Worldwide including the ground breaking annual Christmas Spectacular CBeebies Live!”

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