Told through the artform of contemporary shadow theatre, Spike is an interactive experience for the audience, with lively original music by Mal Webb. It is entertaining and fun, as well as a catalyst for a discussion about difference and belonging. It also about the unique biology of Australian animals, especially the egg-laying echidna.
After the performance there is a demonstration of shadow puppetry techniques, introducing children to an expressive hands-on story-telling medium that is highly accessible to young people.
- FAMILY TICKET
- FAMILY TICKET & CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOP
- ALL ACCESS PASS
- ALL ACCESS PASS WORKSHOP ADD ON
Recommended for ages 4-10
Workshop Recommended for ages 6+
SHADOW PUPPETRY ONLINE WORKSHOP
Watch as your drawings leap to life, off the page and onto the stage!
Join in and explore the world of shadow puppetry with an experienced puppeteer, Jenny Ellis. This hands-on workshop will give children a range of skills to make their own shows and as well as a puppet they can use at home. Participants will imagine and design their own unique puppet characters, then they’re guided through the process of making their puppets and bringing them to life.
Children will work at home to create their own shows. With a few tricks of the trade, they will finish with a performance of their own stories with the puppets they’ve created.
Materials for Shadow Puppets:
– Thin cardboard or paper (220 gsm black recommended but cereal boxes are great too)
– Bamboo kebab sticks or paddle pop sticks
– Sticky tape or masking tape
– Split pins (also known as paper fasteners)
– Cardboard box
– Baking Paper
Adults assisting (not for kids!):
– Box cutter (Stanley knife)
– Cutting mat
Ages: 6+ all children must be accompanied by an adult.