CDP Theatre Producers, 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- and 78-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


The Gruffalo's Child © Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler 1999 – Macmillan Children's Books
Photo UK Cast Tall Stories






THE CAST


Skyler Ellis

SKYLER ELLIS

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

Graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a Diploma of Musical Theatre, Madison has been most recently seen as Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde with Packemin Productions and previously as 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.

Over the past two years Madison has also been working with Echelon Productions and the Gibber Theatre Company, empowering students through various theatre in schools productions.



Jade Paskins

JADE PASKINS

Jade developed an early love for performing, immersing herself in drama clubs and musical theatre troupes from a young age. She attended high school at the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries, where she studied theatre and film; going on to work both behind the scenes, and as an actor, on various film projects in Brisbane.

Jade made the move to Sydney to commit to a career in the arts, graduating from the Actors Centre Australia in 2017. Some of her highlights at ACA include performing as Liza in Children of the Sun (dir. Maeliosa Stafford), Horatio in Hamlet (dir. Adam Cook), and as part of the Ensemble in Transience (dir. Anthony Skuse). Since graduating, Jade has trained in Meisner under Scott Williams of the Impulse Company.

The Gruffalo's Child is Jade's first major role outside of drama school and she is beyond excited to join the team.




CREATIVES


CDP THEATRE PRODUCERS

Associate Director (Australia/ New Zealand): Liesel Badorrek


TALL STORIES

Director: Olivia Jacobs
Creative Producer: Toby Mitchell
Associate Director: Sam Conway
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



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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2018 TOUR DATES



NSW


Belrose

17 – 20 October 2018
Glen St Theatre
Bookings: www.glenstreet.com.au or Phone 02 9975 1455

Parramatta

23 – 27 October 2018
Riverside Theatres
Bookings: www.riversideparramatta.com.au or Phone 02 8839 3399

Wyong

29 – 30 October 2018
Art House Wyong
Bookings: www.thearthousewyong.com.au or Phone 02 4335 1485

Penrith

2 – 3 November 2018
The Joan Penrith
Bookings: www.thejoan.com.au or Phone 02 4723 7600

Chippendale

5 - 7 November 2018
Seymour Centre
Bookings: www.seymourcentre.com or Phone 02 9351 7940

Chatswood

12 - 13 November 2018
The Concourse
Bookings: www.theconcourse.com.au or Phone 02 8075 8111




WA


Perth

21 November – 2 December
State Theatre Centre
Bookings: www.tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au or Phone 08 6212 9200




VIC


Melbourne

11 - 22 December
Athenaeum Theatre
Bookings: www.athenaeumtheatre.com.au or Phone 03 9650 1500



QLD


Brisbane

3 - 13 January 2019
QUT Gardens Theatre
Bookings: www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.a or Phone 07 3138 4455





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