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NSW Family events: Marian St Theatre

Here’s an event for NSW families who love to see folktales and fairytales performed—two tales in one show!

Sleeping Beauty tells the story of Princess Rose who pricks her finger on her 16th birthday and falls asleep for a hundred years. You can help tell the story!

Then walk the seashore in the second story The Golden Fish with Peter, a poor fisherman, who takes pity on a glittering golden fish in his net.

When:  Saturdays until 3 March 2012  (10.30am and 1pm)
Where:  Marian Street Theatre, 2 Marian Street, Killara NSW
Prices:   Children $18, Adults $22, Families of four $68; Groups 15 or more $15 per head;
Bookings:  1300 306 776 or

For further information, visit the Marian St Theatre website.

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Spare Parts Puppet Theatre: The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit coverThe Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams was one of my favourite childhood stories.

If you are in Western Australia, you can see the puppet show adaptation in November and December 2009, or January 2010 at these locations: Joondalup, Midland, Margaret River, Mandurah or Fremantle!

Spare Parts says the show is perfect for kids aged 4 to 10. There are also  puppet making workshops available for kids and adults.

Visit the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre website for more details!

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The Night Zoo (Spare Parts Puppet Theatre)

Night Zoo poster (Spare Parts Puppet Theatre)

Jamie’s Mum and Dad won’t let her have a pet in their apartment. … Tonight, whilst the rest of the city sleeps, Jamie is getting a visit from the Night Zoo. Meerkat and elephant, orangutan and penguin, thorny devil and giraffe… it’s going to be a jungle up there!

If you are in Perth, Western Australia, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre are performing The Night Zoo during the spring 2009 school holidays. The show has a mix of puppetry, animation and dance. You can find out more on their website:

Suitable for ages 4 to 10.

School Holiday Shows: 19 September, 26 September – 10 October 2009

Adults at Child Prices, $17.50
Groups of 4+, $15.50
Groups of 10+, $13.50

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Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Margaret River, Western Australia, 29 August 2009

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will present Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s production of Tim Winton’s Blueback for one performance at the Margaret River Cultural Centre.

When: Saturday 29 August 2009, 6.00pm

Where: Margaret River Cultural Centre, Wallcliffe Rd

Prices: Adults at Child Prices, $18.00; Groups of 4+, $16.00; Groups of 10+, $14.00.

Bookings: or phone (08) 9758 7316

The show goes for approx 50 mins. Spare Parts says Blueback is suitable for everyone, but perfect for ages 5 – 15.

You can find more information about Blueback on the Spare Parts website.