69 Jonson St
Byron Bay NSW 2481
2 Shows: Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th January at 2:00pm
A little Robot who longs to become “real” – but is he ready for what it means to be alive?
The story is about an inventor, Dr Doovalacky, who, with the help of his assistant, a green caterpillar named Gizmo, sets out to build a robot with the ability to have feelings like a “real” human.
The audience helps him to learn about the world, but quickly it becomes more complicated. Dr Doovalacky finds himself losing control of his own creation. Trinket learns that to become human is to not only feel wonder and joy, but also to feel other emotions like anger, fear and the sadness of saying goodbye to someone when you are not ready to. Having feelings is not so easy and to be alive means making difficult choices.
Trinket the Robot is an interactive solo puppet show, based on the tale of Pinocchio. It explores emotions and offers ways for children to understand different feelings.
“It was good to see the Robot cry. Sometimes I cry too. It was good when the Robot got sad and then got happy again. It makes me feel like when I get sad, I can get happy again too.” Charlie, 4 years old, Seymour, VIC.
After each show there will be a Q&A with puppeteer Jenny Ellis.
All children must have a ticket, but if they want to get really close to the show, they can BYO cushion to sit on the stage floor.
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.
Written by Jenny Ellis & Anne Brooksbank
Directed by Jacob Williams & Clare Batholomew
Music by Thomas “ Soup” Campbell
Puppets and set by Jenny Ellis, Jeremy Lavender, Lauren Redpath & Dayna Morrissey
Check out the Little Wing Puppets website
12.00pm: Internet sales close
1:00pm: Box Office open
1.40pm: Theatre doors open
2.00pm: Trinket The Robot
3.00pm: Event concludes (Includes Q&A after show)