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

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BOOK TICKETS



2020 TOUR DATES



NSW


Dubbo

NEW DATE: 13 October 2020
(Originally 22 May 2020)
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre
Bookings: www.drtcc.com.au or Phone (02) 6801 4378

Gosford

NEW DATES: 6 - 7 October 2020
(Originally 22 – 23 April)
Laycock Street Theatre
MORE INFORMATION: www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au or Phone or Phone (02) 4323 3233

Cessnock

NEW DATE: 21 January 2021
(Originally 21 April 2020)
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre
MORE INFORMATION: www.cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au or Phone (02) 4993 4266



RESCHEDULED
NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON


Sydney

New dates to be announced
(Originally 7 - 20 April, 2020)
Sydney Opera House
MORE INFORMATION: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Newcastle

New dates to be announced
(Originally 19 - 20 May)
Civic Theatre Newcastle
MORE INFORMATION: www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au





ACT



Canberra

New dates to be announced
(Originally 15 June 2020)
Canberra Theatre Centre
MORE INFORMATION: www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au





VIC



Melbourne

NEW DATES: 10 - 17 April 2021
(Originally. 19 - 26 September 2020)
Athenaeum Theatre
Bookings: www.premier.ticketek.com.au
or Phone 132 849



RESCHEDULED
NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON


Karralyka

New dates to be announced
(Originally 6 September 2020)
Karralyka Centre
MORE INFORMATION: www.karralyka.com.au

Moonee Ponds

New dates to be announced
(Originally 12 September 2020)
Clocktower Centre
MORE INFORMATION: www.clocktowercentre.com.au

Narre Warren

New dates to be announced
(Originally 19 - 20 March 2020)
Bunjil Place
MORE INFORMATION: www.bunjilplace.com.au

Traralgon

New dates to be announced
(Originally 21 March 2020
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
MORE INFORMATION: www.latrobe.vic.gov.au

Sale

New dates to be announced
(Originally 23 - 24 March 2020)
The Wedge
MORE INFORMATION: www.thewedge.com.au

Warragul

New dates to be announced
(Originally 26 March 2020)
West Gippsland Arts Centre
Bookings: www.purchase.wgac.com.au

Frankston

New dates to be announced
(Originally 6 April 2020)
Frankston Arts Centre
MORE INFORMATION: www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au





QLD


Brisbane

NEW DATES: 7 - 10 November 2020
(Originally 26 – 29 April 2020)
QUT Gardens Theatre
Bookings: www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au or Phone (07) 3138 4455

Cleveland

NEW DATE: 18 October 2020
(Originally 30 May 2020)
Redland Performing Arts Centre
Bookings: www.rpac.com.au or Phone (07) 3829 8131

Toowoomba

NEW DATES: 20 - 21 October 2020
(Originally 5 - 26 May 2020)
Empire Theatre
Bookings: www.empiretheatre.com.au or Phone 1300 655 299

Ipswich

NEW DATE: 22 October 2020
(Originally 27 May 2020)
Ipswich Civic Centre
Bookings: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au or Phone (07) 3810 6100

Gladstone

NEW DATE: 26 October 2020
(Originally 11 May 2020)
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
Bookings: www.gladstoneentertainment.com or Phone (07) 4972 2822

Gympie

NEW DATE: 28 October 2020
(Officially 1 - 2 May 2020)
Gympie Civic Centre
Bookings: www.eventfinda.com.au or Phone (07) 5481 0980

Mackay

NEW DATE: 2 November 2020
(Originally 5 May 2020)
Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre
Bookings: www.themecc.com.au or Phone (07) 4961 9777

Townsville

NEW DATES: 3 - 4 November 2020
(Originally 7 - 8 May 2020)
Townsville Civic Centre
Bookings: www.whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au or Phone (07) 4727 9797





WA


Perth

NEW DATES: 4 – 7 March 2021
(Originally 4 – 7 June 2020)
State Theatre Centre of WA
BOOKINGS: www.ptt.wa.gov.au or Phone (08) 6212 9292





CANCELLED PERFORMANCES


QLD

Gold Coast

Cancelled
(Originally 15 - 16 May 2020)
Home of the Arts (HOTA)
For more information, contact box office on (07) 5588 4000





PAST PERFORMANCES


NSW

Parramatta

5 - 7 March 2020
Riverside Theatre

Nowra

10 March 2020
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre


VIC

Shepparton

13 March 2020
Riverlinks

Wodonga

14 March 2020
The Cube

Wangaratta

16 March 2020
Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre

Bendigo

18 March 2020
Ulumbarra Theatre