Riverside presents MAKEbeLIVE Productions and Cubby House Co
By Holly Austin, Adriano Cappelletta and Jo Turner
Concept by Holly Austin
The beguiling story of Ruby, a little girl who may not believe in fairy tales but who certainly believes in wishes. Confined to a hospital bed for much of her childhood, little Ruby has had to grow up far too fast, and confront too much. But when she is visited by Dot, a tongue-tied clown doctor, she finds a way to use her greatest asset: her imagination.
A visual spectacular, Ruby’s Wish combines puppetry, comedy, animation, beatbox and clowning. This magical story transcends generations and proves there is no harm in believing.
Please note: There is a complete lock out for this production. Please ensure you arrive at the theatre with ample time prior to the performance.
Suitable for: Ages 6+ and their families
Show Dates & Times:
GENERAL PUBLIC SHOWS
Thursday 24 May at 6:30pm
Friday 25 May at 6:30pm
Saturday 26 May at 2:15pm
Friday 25 May at 10:30am
SHOW AND WORKSHOP PACKAGE
(AVAILABLE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL GROUPS ONLY)
Enhance your group’s experience by booking the performance with the optional workshop available exclusively for Stage 5 – 6 Secondary School students. This special opportunity will allow your students to learn directly from the actors themselves and give them a greater insight into the devising process. Places in the workshop are strictly limited, so book early!
Workshop Dates & Times:
Friday 25 May at 1pm
Set and Costume Designer
Lighting Design Associate
Composer and Sound Designer
Photo Design by
Show: Suitable for Years 3 – 6
Show and Workshop: Suitable for Years 9 – 12
FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR
One of the most imaginative performances you will ever see, this gorgeous play will make you question what is reality and what is make believe. Through stunning puppetry, compelling storytelling and brilliant clowning, Ruby’s Wish deals with a sensitive subject in a considered way, allowing students to examine important issues about life in that brilliant way that only theatre can. As well as all the learning that comes with it about different methods of storytelling, you’ll find lots to talk about in the classroom after this show.
Download the Curriculum Links here: Ruby’s Wish Curriculum Links
Download information on how to book here: How to Book
Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: Risk Assessment 2018
This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.
Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside