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Ruby’s Wish


Venue

Lennox Theatre

Dates

25 May - 26 May 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents MAKEbeLIVE Productions and Cubby House Co
RUBY’S WISH
SHOW

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
Friday 25 May at 6:30pm
Saturday 26 May at 2:15pm

SCHOOLS SHOWS
Friday 25 May at 10:30am

RUBY’S WISH
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:

SCHOOLS WORKSHOP
Friday 25 May at 1pm

Director 
Jo Turner

Set and Costume Designer 
Pip Runciman

Lighting Designer 
Verity Hampson

Lighting Design Associate 
Alexander Berlage

Puppetry Director 
Alice Osborne

Composer and Sound Designer 
Steve Francis

Animation 
Tim Watts

Interactive Designer 
Annie McKinnon

Producer 
Tahni Froudist

Photo by
Rupert Reid

Photo Design by
Lou Helliwell

Cast
Holly Austin
Adriano Cappelletta
Alice Osborne

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.

CURRICULUM LINKS

Download the Curriculum Links here: Ruby’s Wish Curriculum Links

SCHOOLS BOOKINGS

Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: Risk Assessment 2018

ACCESS

Visual Cues:
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

Available Dates

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Duration

Show: 70 minutes (No interval plus Q&A for 10:30am performance)
Workshop: 2 hours (No break)

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