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School Holidays - Something for the Kids!

Source: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
Archived 29 May 2017 - Posted: 30 Mar 2017
School holidays are here again – and for most, there will be a love hate relationship with parents happy to not be rushing out the door or struggling with the school run yet dreading those two words ‘I’m bored’ as their cherubs spend two weeks out of school.

Get your kids off the iPad and out to engage in entertaining and educational activities – but don’t tell them that!

Treat your kids to immersive, unique theatre at The Joan where their imaginations will run wild, or an art program that explores the beauty of our natural environment at Penrith Regional Gallery on the banks of the river at Emu Plains.

Discover the magic of the Australian bush in Creature - a modern and visually stunning retelling of the Australian classic Dot and the Kangaroo Dot and the Kangaroo. Wednesday 12 April & Thursday 13 April, three sessions daily.

Ursula Yovich, one of Australia’s most celebrated performers, will sing, dance and narrate the story of Creature while acrobats, aerialists, stilt walkers, breathtaking 3D technology and large scale projections of iconic Australian flora and fauna spring to life responding to every movement of the performers and bring the show to life.

Produced by Stalker Theatre, one of Australia’s pre-eminent physical theatre companies, melding dance, theatre, circus, multimedia and imagination, to produce unique physical and visual theatre.

The story unfolds as Dot, lost in the outback and rescued by a kangaroo, is given berries that allow her to understand and talk to the animals. Kangaroo’s unconditional kindness, borne from the loss of her joey, along with several other marsupials who despite their own fear of humans promise to help Dot find her way home.

The themes and emotional messages of Creature are timeless. Step into this enchanting world and explore how human actions affect the environment – the place the animals and plants call home. How long before this unique native wildlife disappears as humans encroach on their habitat?  

Appealing to all ages, Director David Clarkson still loves the moment the delivery of the line “know too much and you will be farting worse than a wallaby” brings the house down. “You can’t beat a good fart joke in Children’s theatre,” according to David.

Creature – a re-telling of Dot and the Kangaroo, suitable for ages 4+, with lots of cool stuff for older kids, duration 45 minutes, six shows.


Creature – a re-telling of Dot and the Kangaroo

When:
Wednesday 12 April 10am, 12:30pm & 6pm
Thursday 13 April 10am, 12:30pm & 3pm

Venue:
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

Tickets:

  • Book NOW at The Joan box office 4723 7600 or online thejoan.com.au 

This article archived 29 May 2017

 
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