Blinky Bill

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Riverside Theatres presents
Ensemble Offspring

Blinky Bill


Venue

Lennox Theatre

Dates

29 June - 1 July 2017

Event Type

Live Event

With text by Dorothy Wall

In a special premiere, Sydney’s favourite musical mavericks, Ensemble Offspring are joined by Georgia Adamson (CDP’s Snugglepot & Cuddlepie), to bring Dorothy Wall’s classic children’s tale Blinky Bill to life. Featuring old-fashioned colonial folk tunes, contemporary sounds of the Australian landscape, interactive moments, songs and narrated excerpts from the bush classic, your students will be mesmerised by this production.

As Blinky Bill goes on his adventures with his friends Nutsy, Splodge, Flap, Marcia and Mr Wombat, you will discover a fascinating array of undiscovered sounds made with unique instruments such as marimba, bass clarinet, waterphone and DIY percussion instruments. Bring along your own homemade percussion instrument to join in during the show!

Suitable for: Ages 2+ and their adults

Dates & Times:
Thursday 29 June at 12:30pm
Friday 30 June at 10:15am & 12:30pm
Saturday 1 July at 10:15am

Original Blinky Bill Illustration:
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© and ® Flying Bark Productions

Narrator
Georgia Adamson

Percussion
Claire Edwardes

Piano
Zubin Kanga

Woodwinds
Jason Noble

Program includes all-Australian works by
Percy Grainger
Ann Boyde
Ross Edwards
Peter Sculthorpe
Matthew Hindson
Stuart Greenbaum
Peggy Polias
Elena Kats-Chernin

Suitable for Preschool and Years K – 4

From the Program Coordinator:
This charming musical piece by the ever INNOVATIVE Ensemble Offspring adds a new dimension to Dorothy Wall’s classic text with delightful and ACCESSIBLE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC. Its gentle storytelling, simple narration and interactive demonstration of the instruments make this production a great introduction to both musical and dramatic forms for students.

Curriculum Links:
Download the full curriculum links for Blinky Bill here: Blinky Bill Curriculum Links

About the Venue – Lennox Theatre:
Seats 213 people and is a large room with quite a high ceiling and with grey concrete walls, black floor and curtains. The seating is tiered and goes 10 rows back, with stair access to all but the first row (wheelchair access being available in the first row). The black allows different sets to become the focus of the space.

Access Points:
Access points are indicators that let you know aspects of a production or event that may provide groups with a higher level of engagement related to their needs. There are 5 access points relating to aspects of the storytelling of the production that may assist access. The access points that apply to Blinky Bill are:

  • Interactive Performance
    This production provides a high level of audience interaction, creating a less formal environment and also requiring less ‘passive’ attention by audience members.
  • Language: Easy
    The text or dialogue used in this production is limited or simple.
  • Music (M)
    The production has a strong music focus (rather than a focus on language).

Specific Access:
Find out about our accessibility options by clicking here
Download a social story about Lennox Theatre here: Lennox Theatre Social Story

Price:
$16 per student & additional teachers

HOW TO BOOK

BOOK EARLY!
We do our best to accommodate everyone, but shows fill fast. Additional performances are not always possible.

  1. USE BOOKING FORM, DOWNLOAD IT OR COMPLETE IT ONLINE

All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online.

  1. SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM TO US

Complete online (preferred), fax, email or post your booking form to Riverside Education
Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and email: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Mail: Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.

N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then issue a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form as this is our main method of communication.

  1. RIVERSIDE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING

Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable 25% deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise stipulated). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure and Riverside will issue an invoice for full payment.

  1. FINAL PAYMENT

Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to the performance date.

If we do not receive payment OR proof of your DoE purchase order, we have the right to cancel your booking and you will forfeit your deposit.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS – DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DoE) PAYMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The DoE takes 30 days from an invoice being submitted to payment being received by Riverside, therefore we MUST have full payment OR proof that the purchase order has been submitted to the DoE no later than four weeks prior to the performance date.

This is a new system for many public schools so we strongly recommend receiving monies and permission slips at least 7 weeks before the payment is due. This will allow any final changes in numbers (subject to availability). We cannot reduce numbers after payment has been received.

ALL OTHER SCHOOLS (INCLUDING INDEPENDENT AND CATHOLIC)

Confirmation of final numbers and final balance is required four weeks prior to the performance date. A reduction of numbers is not permitted after this date.

An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day but is subject to availability.

Please note, all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings.

  1. FINAL INFORMATION SENT TO SCHOOLS

Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to running times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process.

  1. ATTEND AND ENJOY!

If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please email education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au or call 02 8839 3308.

Ticket Options

Members $16
Single Tickets $19
Family of 4 $65
Student/Teacher $16
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30

Duration

45 minutes (Including meet the instruments and Q&A)

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