The magical world of Patricia Wrightson’s much-loved novel comes to life on stage in a stunning visual feast, featuring ERTHâ€™s large scale puppets, live actors, and digital animation.
The story follows Simon, a boy orphaned and relocated to his distant cousins’ bush farm, where he soon meets the indigenous creatures of the land: the trickster Potkoorok, the mischievous Turongs, the cave-dwelling Nyols and the Nargun, a terrifying stone creature.
Combining visual spectacle with Wrightson’s warmth, humour and richly drawn characters, this is a story of not only adventure and discovery, but also of respect for the land, Indigenous culture and its folklore. The adaptation is informed by ERTH’s on-going consultation with the original story owners, the Gunai/Kurnai, Monaro and Boon Wurrung communities of East Gippsland.
Produced by Performing Lines
Previews January 15 and 16 at 7pm
January 17, 18, 20 and 21 at 7pm
January 18 at 3pm
60mins, no interval
MEET THE PUPPETS
Artist: Scott Wright (Artistic Director of Erth) with all the Puppeteers from the show
Stick around after the show and get the chance to meet the puppets, hosted by Scott Wright, artistic director of Erth. Audience members will have the chance to get up close to the puppets and ask questions about their creation and development.
Sunday 18th Jan at 4:10pm
This event occurred on 15th January – 21st January 2009