The 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!
Marian Street Theatre for Young People presents ‘The Pied Piper’
The Pied Piper has been adapted by puppeteer Terry Ryan and will be on at The Lighthouse Theatre during the July school holidays from 13 – 25 July.
Now set in an Australian wheat town, rain breaks the drought and brings prosperity at last – but then come the rats! The Mayor offers a reward of $50,000 to rid the town of rats and this attracts some hilarious characters.
After the show children can meet the actors, have a look at the set, the puppets and costumes, and learn a little bit more about the enchanting world of theatre.
The Pied Piper is suitable for children aged 3 -10 years, and uses storytelling, original songs, music and puppetry.
Where: The Lighthouse Theatre, North Ryde
When: 13 – 25 July 2009, Monday to Saturday at 10.30am & 1.00pm
Prices: Children $16, Adults $20, Families of four $60, Group discounts avail
Bookings: 1300 306 776 or www.mca-tix.com.au (booking fees apply)