Magic Beach

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Magic Beach

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 20 April - 22 April 2021
Category Live Event

CDP Kids presents
MAGIC BEACH
A play by Finegan Kruckemeyer
Based on the book by Alison Lester AM


Visit Magic Beach, where adventure begins…

Every year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. This isn’t just any beach – it’s Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different. As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind?

Alison Lester’s classic picture book comes to life on stage in a wonderful world of song, light, shadow and movement.

From the team behind The Gruffalo and The 13, 26, 52, ­78 and 91-Storey Treehouses, this new Australian adaptation from multi award-winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of the power of the imagination and the differences that make every child special.

Suitable for ages 3+


Please Note:

Tickets to this event are sold to 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. NSW Health strongly recommends you wear a mask when you are inside places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.

Please note that NSW Health regularly updates areas where there may be concerns regarding potential case transmission of COVID-19.  Prior to attending your performance, we suggest patrons check the latest Case Alert Updates from Health NSW and follow the instructions regarding Close Contacts and requirements for self-isolation and/or COVID testing as stipulated by Health NSW and the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please note that patrons who have visited any identified alert area must NOT attend public performances or gatherings of any type. If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au


Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: defined audience capacity; social distancing; wearing face masks; mandatory Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces.

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It is also important that if you are unwell you stay at home. We have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through possible exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for keeping our community safe.


Book Author and Adaptation Consultant
Alison Lester AM

Playwright and Adaptor
Finegan Kruckemeyer

Director
Liesel Badorrek

Set, Costume and Puppet Designer
Isla Shaw

Composer and Sound Designer
Gail Priest

Lighting Designer
Nicholas Higgins

SUITABLE FOR YEARS K – 2
(Early Stage 1 – Stage 1)

According to the exemption under the public health order (COVID 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 (NSW) under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW), issued on February 1 2021, organised groups who enter a premises as part of a school, child care, aged care or disability group are not required to provide the premises with contact details of every person in their group. This is subject to the following conditions:

  • It is duty of the group organiser (teacher or carer) to keep an electronic record of the entire group and their contact details for 28 days after the event.
  • The group organiser must provide the premises (Riverside Theatres) with at least two contacts to make available to NSW Health.

From the Program Coordinator…

This gorgeous story depicting one of our beautiful Australian landscapes has become an Aussie favourite for good reason – it is fantastical and relatable, nostalgic and aspirational. In today’s society, where our reefs are bleaching and plastic is taking over, a story of how magical our environment can be, inspires a respect for the great outdoors in a special way. This production is sure to make a splash with your students.


Curriculum Links and Resources

Download the Curriculum Links here: Magic Beach Curriculum Links


Schools Bookings
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 8839 3308 or email education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.


Riverside’s Risk Assessment & Covid Safe Plan
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Accessibility
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Access Points

Language: Easy
The text or dialogue used in this production is limited or simple.

Music
This production has a strong music focus.

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Duration

55 minutes with no interval

Ticket Prices

GENERAL PUBLIC
All tickets
$29
Groups 6+ $25
SCHOOL GROUPSStudent/Teacher $22

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $4.60
Counter $4.60
School Bookings $4.60