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Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 05 September - 06 September 2019
Category Live Event

CDP Kids and Salspot presents
Based on the books by Eric Hill

One of the most loved dogs in the world is returning to Australia after a sell-out 2016 season!

Spot and his friends are off on a new adventure to visit Spot’s Dad on the farm and meet the farm animals. But when they arrive, all the animals are lost! Can Spot and his friends find them all? They might need a little help from their new friends in the audience.

Eric Hill’s beloved puppy comes to life on stage with colourful puppetry, songs, and puzzles that will captivate the young and the young at heart.

Suitable for: Ages 2 – 7 and their families

Presented by arrangement with Salspot Limited, part of Penguin Random House. Copyright © Salspot Ltd 2018. Original artwork © The Eric and Gillian Hill Family Trust 2013-2018. FUN WITH SPOT™ Salspot Ltd. All rights reserved.


Helen / Jess

Kailah CabanasGraduating from the Actor’s College of Theatre and Television in 2009 Kailah has worked as an actor/ puppeteer operating Fi-be on the children’s television show The Amazing House.

Kailah went on to appear in numerous stage and film productions, such as the National Theatre’s production of War Horse Australia as a head puppeteer for the two lead horses Joey and Topthorne along with The Goose and ensemble. Kailah then toured with Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo and performed in Vivid with Erth Visual and Physical Inc.

She also played Martha in See Pictures short film of Martha the Monster starring Rose Byrne. Recently Kailah toured internationally with Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk the First Flight by James Cameron as a puppeteer/actor and became the understudy for the Shaman, the lead character role. Returning to Australia Kailah then played Jackie in Monkey Baa’s production of The Diary of a Wombat.

Kailah is thrilled to join CDP Theatre Producers in the national tour of Spot.

Spot / Jake

Enya DalyEnya is an actor originally from Melbourne. She is a graduate of the B.F.A Acting at NIDA (2017), and of the full-time musical theatre course SHOWFIT (2014).

Since graduating, Enya has appeared in The Moors directed by Kate Gaul (Siren Theatre), Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again by Alice Birch (House of Sand) and Love, Me by Joe Brown (The Old 505).

Screen credits include a series of satirical skits on The Feed (SBS Viceland) and the short film Alienated.

As the recipient of the 2017 BBM Youth Support Award, she also travelled to Europe for three months to pursue further artistic development opportunities.

Enya’s NIDA credits include Maria in Twelfth Night (dir. Tom Wright), Mavis Knott in The Season at Sarsaparilla (dir. Kristine Landon-Smith), Beline in The Hypochondriac (dir. Constantine Costi), The Whore in Hello Again (dir. Tyran Parke) and Flora in 27 Wagons Full Of Cotton (dir. Christopher Bond).

Daddy Sam / Joe

Christopher VernonChris completed his music theatre training at NIDA graduating in 2010 and continued his studies at the Actors Centre Australia, graduating in 2014.

Whilst studying, Chris performed as Luke Boyce in the Emperor of Sydney (dir Andrew Lloyd), Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (dir George Ogilvie), Stories from the Inside Out (Verbatim Theatre, dir Gale Edwards), John in Oleanna (dir Adam Cook) and Larry in Closer (dir Egil Kipste).

Other theatre credits include High School Musical, I love you because, Metamorphosis, Blue Room, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Rent. Chris has been training as a puppeteer since 2015 and has toured across Australia with a children’s cancer education program, in the award winning show called The Caped Crusader.

Chris has a strong passion for youth mental health and works around Australia creating positive conversations with young people reducing the stigma around mental health. Chris has just finished a national tour of Billionaire Boy with CDP and is excited to join the cast of Spot on their national tour!


Liesel Badorrek

Tim McGarry

Set and Costume Designer
James Browne

Lighting Designer
Ben Brockman

Sound Designer and Music Production
Ross Johnston



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