A Little Bit of Blue by Little Wing Puppets presented by Byron Theatre

 

1 SHOW ONLY! Friday 9th April, 11:00am
(Saturday’s scheduled performance of A Little Bit of Blue has been cancelled due to reasons beyond our control.)

A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive environmental detective story, told with puppetry. As well as unravelling a mystery, it involves learning about the unique habits of an extraordinary Australian animal, the Satin Bowerbird, and their fascination for the colour blue. It is a fun frolicking mix of Detective Noir, slapstick, with some interesting facts thrown in.

Mavis’s world is turned upside-down by small disappearances. Something has gone missing and is nowhere to be found. Mrs Hooley has been looking everywhere. But it’s not just today. Every day a new thing seems to disappear. Little things. A $10 note. Clothes pegs. A ball of wool. It’s troubling at first, but the thief then takes it one step too far.

­­Mavis calls in a Detective to investigate.  The Detective, Harry McGee, an adorable fool, makes a mess of the investigation, and the children love always being one step of ahead of him. They set a trap for the burglar. A stake out is required. In the dead of night, and the Detective indeed finds something peculiar…. The children’s role is to help him solve the case.

Jenny Ellis, a puppeteer of more than twenty years, weaves the whole mystery together, sometimes playing three characters at once. The young audience will gasp with surprise, sigh with the sadness, shout in outrage, cheer with triumph, and dance with joy as they follow the sneaky bowerbird on his journey to find love.

Little Wing Puppets tells big, heart-warming stories brought to life with a single set of hands. Jenny Ellis has been performing and making puppets for over 20 years. Her shows and workshops have been enjoyed by thousands of children in every state and territory of Australia.

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Written by: Jenny Ellis & Anne Brooksbank

Performer: Jenny Ellis

Creative team: Directed by Jacob Williams and Clare Batholomew

Music: Kelly Ryall

Puppets and sets: Jenny Ellis & Jeremy Lavender

Check out the Little Wing Puppets website

To book wheelchair accessible seating, contact the Theatre Box Office:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10.30am – 1.30pm. Tel.(02) 6685 6807
Or email boxoffice@byroncentre.com.au

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Please Note: This event is live in the theatre.

This is a Covidsafe event, therefore we will be operating at restricted capacity with social distancing measures in place.
For the health & safety of all, signage & sanitising stations are set up throughout the venue. We ask that you adhere to all covid guidelines while attending the theatre.

 The Byron Theatre and Community Centre is a registered CovidSafe business.

N.B. Subject to availability, E-Tickets can now be purchased online up to the event start time to avoid unnecessary queues at the box office.
10.00am – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
10.30am – Theatre doors open
11.00am – A Little Bit of Blue
12.00pm – Event concludes (no interval)