CDP Theatre Producers, The Gruffalo's Child

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CDP presents Tall Stories' production of

THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD

based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler


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The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

If you loved The Gruffalo, don't miss the sequel, which returns following previous sellout Australian tours – now in a new West End production! Join the Gruffalo's Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book.

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo's Child ignores her father's warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist... does he?

The team behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78 and 91-Storey Treehouses return with The Gruffalo's Child, bringing together physical theatre, music and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up, and their adults…


Age recommendation: 3+ and their adults
Duration: Approximately 55mins, no interval


This dramatisation of THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD is based on the picture book THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD © illustrations 2004 Axel Scheffler and © text 2004 Julia Donaldson published by Macmillan Children's Books






THE CAST


Enya Daly

ENYA DALY - The Gruffalo's Child

Enya 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).

Enya has recently finished touring Spot – Live on Stage in the title role of 'Spot' also for CDP. Enya's other recent credits include 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 the yet to be released feature film Boys In Love as well as 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).



Skyler Ellis

SKYLER ELLIS - The Gruffalo/Predators

Skyler was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia where he was actively engaged in competitive sporting until the age of 17. Having had a few experiences with performing throughout high school, he was faced with deciding between representing WA again at a national sporting level, or participating in the year 12 production. He chose the latter.

After finishing high school, he studied Contemporary Performance and Theatre Studies for two years, before he successfully auditioned for NIDA's Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting). Since graduating, he has enjoyed performing in a variety of productions, including short films, theatre, cabarets, musicals, fringe shows, commercials and educational national touring productions.

Some credits include Neighbourhood Watch (Illuminate Educate), BU21 (Outhouse Theatre), Vampire Lesbians of Sodom (Brevity Theatre; Melbourne Fringe), touring educational shows with Poetry in Action, and Space Cats (Brevity Theatre). Most recently, Skyler appeared in a national tour of Room on the Broom for CDP Kids.



Madison Hegarty

MADISON HEGARTY - Mouse

Graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a diploma of musical theatre in 2015, Madison has been working and passionate about theatre ever since. Some highlights include Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde with Packemin Productions, Penny Hardwick in High Fidelity with Highway Run & Neil Gooding Productions at the Hayes Theatre Co.

Throughout 2017 Madison devised her own one woman show What happened to Mari-lyn under her company madart.co which she performed in Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand.

Madison has toured as the Mouse/Narrator in The Gruffalo's Child with CDP Theatre Producers in 2018 and is thrilled to return for another great season sharing this gorgeous story around Australia once again.



CREATIVES

Director: Olivia Jacobs
Creative Producer: Toby Mitchell
Associate Director (Australia/ New Zealand): Liesel Badorrek
Designer: Isla Shaw
Lighting Designer: James Whiteside
Puppet Designer: Yvonne Stone
Choreographer: Morag Cross
Associate Choreographer: Luanna Priestman
Music and Lyrics: Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw
Additional Lyrics: Olivia Jacobs and Robin Price
Music Production: Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Jollygoodtunes


CREW

Company Stage Manager: Nicola Sinclair
Deputy Stage Manager: Jesse Hilford

TEACHER RESOURCE KIT


A Teacher Resource Kit is available to assist schools integrate a visit to see The Gruffalo's Child into classroom programs. The Teacher Resource Kit includes relevant links to the Australian curriculum and comprehensive suggestions on differentiating the activities for students of all needs and abilities. Schools who have confirmed bookings can download the Teachers Resource Kit by entering the password below.


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If you have confirmed a booking and have not been given a password, please email info@cdp.com.au with the details of your booking.









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BOOK TICKETS



2020 TOUR DATES



NSW


Sydney

7 - 20 April
Sydney Opera House
Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com or Phone (02) 9250 7111

Parramatta

5 - 7 March
Riverside Theatre
Bookings: www.riversideparramatta.com.au or Phone (02) 8839 3399

Nowra

10 March
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Bookings: www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au or Phone 1300 788 503

Cessnock

21 April
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre
Bookings: www.cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au or Phone (02) 4993 4266

Gosford

22 – 23 April
Laycock Street Theatre
Bookings: www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au or Phone (02) 4323 3233

Newcastle

19 - 20 May
Civic Theatre Newcastle
Bookings: www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au or Phone (02) 4929 1977

Dubbo

22 May
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre
Bookings: www.drtcc.com.au or Phone (02) 6801 4378




ACT

Canberra

15 June
Canberra Theatre Centre
Bookings: www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au or Phone (02) 6275 2700




VIC


Melbourne

28 - 29 March & 3 - 4 April
Athenaeum Theatre
Bookings: www.premier.ticketek.com.au
or Phone (03) 9650 1500 (Athenaeum Theatre) and 132 849 (Ticketek)

Shepparton

13 March
Riverlinks
Bookings: www.riverlinksvenues.com.au or Phone (03) 5832 9511

Wodonga

14 March
The Cube
Bookings: www.thecubewodonga.com.au or Phone (02) 6022 9311

Wangaratta

16 March
Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre
Bookings: www.wangarattapac.com.au or Phone (03) 5722 8105

Bendigo

18 March
Ulumbarra Theatre
Bookings: www.bendigoregion.com.au or Phone (03) 5434 6100

Narre Warren

19 - 20 March
Bunjil Place
Bookings: www.bunjilplace.com.au or Phone (03) 5434 6100

Traralgon

21 March
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
Bookings: www.latrobe.vic.gov.au or Phone (03) 5176 3333

Sale

23 - 24 March
The Wedge
Bookings: www.thewedge.com.au or Phone (03) 5143 3200

Warragul

26 March
West Gippsland Arts Centre
Bookings: www.purchase.wgac.com.au or Phone (03) 5624 2456

Karralyka

31 March
Karralyka Centre
Bookings: www.karralyka.com.au or Phone (03) 9870 2888

Moonee Ponds

1 April
Clocktower Centre
Bookings: www.clocktowercentre.com.au or Phone (03) 9243 9191

Frankston

6 April
Frankston Arts Centre
Bookings: www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au or Phone (03) 9784 1060




QLD


Brisbane

26 – 29 April
QUT Gardens Theatre
Bookings: www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au or Phone (07) 3138 4455

Gympie

1 - 2 May
Gympie Civic Centre
Bookings: www.eventfinda.com.au or Phone (07) 5481 0980

Mackay

5 May
Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre
Bookings: www.themecc.com.au or Phone (07) 4961 9777

Townsville

7 - 8 May
Townsville Civic Centre
Bookings: www.whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au or Phone (07) 4727 9797

Gladstone

11 May
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
Bookings: www.gladstoneentertainment.com or Phone (07) 4972 2822

Gold Coast

15 - 16 May
Home of the Arts (HOTA)
Bookings: www.hota.com.au or Phone (07) 5588 4000

Toowoomba

25 - 26 May
Empire Theatre
Bookings: www.empiretheatre.com.au or Phone 1300 655 299

Ipswich

27 May
Ipswich Civic Centre
Bookings: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au or Phone (07) 3810 6100

Cleveland

30 May
Redland Performing Arts Centre
Bookings: www.rpac.com.au or Phone (07) 3829 8131



WA


Perth

4 – 7 June
State Theatre Centre of WA
Bookings: www.ptt.wa.gov.au or www.premier.ticketek.com.au
or Phone (08) 6212 9292 (Box Office) and 132 849 (Ticketek)