CDP Theatre Producers, Horrible Harriet

ABOUT

CDP Kids presents

HORRIBLE HARRIET

a play by Maryam Master
adapted from the books by Leigh Hobbs


A tale of identity, friendship and Mr Chicken!

Look out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She's wicked, wild and wonderful!

Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. Harriet and the other children don't see eye to eye - but all Harriet really wants is a friend.

When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet finally meets someone who understands her. Then Mr Chicken arrives to disrupt the whole show! Fortunately Horrible Harriet knows how to handle him... or does she?

The team behind the hit stage productions The 13, 26 and 52-Storey Treehouses, The Gruffalo, and Mr Stink, bring the works of Australian Children's Laureate, Leigh Hobbs, to life on stage.

Join Harriet's search for identity and friendship, with songs, laughs, mischievous fun - and not least Mr Chicken himself!


Age recommendation: 4+yrs and their adults.
Duration: Approximately 55 mins, no interval

THE CAST


Nat Jobe

NAT JOBE

Nat's career in the arts started at a very young age, when he would force his family to buy tickets to the puppet shows that he'd regularly put on in his living room. Needless to say, it was the beginning of great things. He went on to study at both WAAPA (BA Music Theatre) and NIDA (Singer, Dancer, Actor).

Since graduating, Nat has appeared in Disney's The Lion King where he understudied and performed the role of Banzai, West Side Story (The Production Company) in the role of Pepe, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Hayes Theatre Company) as Schroeder, Summer Rain (The New Theatre) as Clarrie Nugent, Crazy For You (The Production Company), The King & I (The Production Company), Floyd Collins (Meredith Shaw Productions), Pirates of Penzance (Opera Australia), I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (NIDA Directors Program Tour), Nil By Sea (Peter Fray Productions), and Irene (Peach Productions) where he was thrilled to share the stage with Hollywood legend, Debbie Reynolds. Nat also toured in the title roles of the children's musicals The Gruffalo (CDP Theatre Producers) and Pete the Sheep (Monkey Baa Theatre Company), as well as performing a season of the one-man children's show Nursery Rhymes at the Sydney Opera House as part of their Babies Proms program. Nat has also worked with iconic children's entertainers, The Wiggles, where he created a character named John The Cook. Most recently Nat toured again playing the roles of Dog and Frog in Room on the Broom (CDP Theatre Producers).

In 2013, Nat was offered the role of a lifetime as father to his beautiful daughter, Taj.



Kieran McGrath

KIERAN McGRATH

Kieran is a 2016 NIDA graduate. His NIDA credits include the role of Delahay in Another Country, Anton in Eldorado, Hanchen in Spring Awakening, the voice in Stranger I am, Stephano in The Tempest and he performed in The Light in the Piazza as part of the ensemble.

Kieran was a semi-finalist for the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment and was awarded the Playbill Future Prospect Award.

In 2017 Kieran will make his professional debut in Horrible Harriet for CDP Theatre Producers.



Kate Smith

KATE SMITH

A Theatre/Media (PhD) (Hons) graduate from Charles Sturt University, Kate has an extensive background in comedic acting, writing and performance for theatre and television. Kate has written and toured extensively with long-time performing partner Drew Fairley, throughout Australia, the U.K and Hong Kong and to the U.S.A. Theatre highlights include: One-woman show, Wanderlust, Bangers and Mash, The No Chance In Hell Hotel, The Unspeakable Itch and Oh My God I Have Been Kidnapped and I Hate What I Am Wearing (with Drew Fairley), Mammon Inc. (Action Theatre, Singapore) and most recently Beatches for the inaugural Women in Theatre Festival at The Eternity Playhouse. For Television: Kate has appeared in All Saints, Blackjack, Spirited, 30 Seconds, Totally Full Frontal & Beauty & The Beast, and co-wrote Kate and Julia with Julia Zemiro. Kate also has a slew of comic characters that appear regularly in alternative cabarets, circus festivals and as MC's for events.

She gained her Doctor of Philosophy, 'The Partial Performer meets The Partial Spectator; Transgressing the frame in popular entertainments', focused on the study of performance, space, and spectatorship at The Famous Spiegeltent in 2015. When not performing, Kate is a communication consultant specialising in creative content production, an academic, and a yoga teacher.



CREATIVES

Director: Liesel Badorrek
Playwright: Maryam Master
Designer: Mark Thompson
Sound Designer: Ross Johnston
Lighting / AV Designer: Nicholas Higgins


CREW

Company Stage Manager: Bronte Axam
Assistant Stage Manager: Brianna-Lee Wade

REVIEWS

"highly enjoyable… a fun and wicked show"

(Australian Stage Online)

"lifts Horrible Harriet well and truly off the page"

(Australian Stage Online)

"Filled with songs, brilliant comedy and lots of fun,
Hobbs' hilarious and ultimately heart-warming story of friendship and identity is wonderfully brought to life in this theatrical adaptation by Maryam Master and the team that brought us
The 52 Storey Treehouse and Mr Stink."

(Alphabet Street)



Critical Praise for the books:



"highly enjoyable… a fun and wicked show"

Australian Stage

"Funny, energetic and inventive, this is a gloriously scandalous story"

Sydney Morning Herald

"There's something universally appealing about all Hobbs' creations... completely irresistible"

The Age

"From one of today's best living children's book illustrators comes this hilarious and highly original picture book… characters will entertain young readers and adults alike"

Booktrusted Magazine UK

TEACHER RESOURCE KIT


A Teacher Resource Kit is available to assist schools integrate a visit to see Horrible Harriet 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. Please note, this document contains copyright for use in Australian classrooms only.


* Download sample page here


Download Horrible Harriet Teacher Resource Kit

Password:


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

FOR PRESENTERS


CDP has compiled all relevant marketing and artwork information for Horrible Harriet into this single document to make marketing materials easily accessible for presenters and designers. Please enter the password below to access the marketing downloads for Horrible Harriet. These documents will be updated as new marketing materials become available, so check back at regular intervals for new items.


Password:


If you do not have the password, or are having issues accessing or downloading the marketing materials please contact erin@cdp.com.au.






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BOOK TICKETS




2017 TOUR DATES





NSW


Chatswood

15 – 16 August
The Concourse
Bookings: www.theconcourse.com.au or Phone (02) 4723 7600

Wyong

18 August
The Art House
Bookings: www.thearthousewyong.com.au or Phone (02) 4335 1485

Sutherland

20 August
Sutherland Entertainment Centre
Bookings: www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au or Phone (02) 9521 8888

Tamworth

22 August
Tamworth Town Hall
Bookings: www.tamworthtownhall.com.au or Phone (02) 6766 2028

Queanbeyan

6 – 10 September
The Q
Bookings: www.theq.net.au or Phone (02) 6285 6290

Griffith

13 September
Griffith Regional Theatre
Bookings: www.griffith.nsw.gov.au or Phone (02) 6962 8444

Wollongong

18 September
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Bookings: www.merrigong.com.au or Phone (02) 4224 5999



QLD


Brisbane

29 August – 3 September
QUT Gardens Theatre
Bookings: www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au or Phone (07) 3138 4455

Proserpine

25 August
Proserpine Entertainment Centre
Bookings: www.proserpineentertainment.com.au or Phone (07) 4945 2312

Mackay

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



VIC


Melbourne

27 – 30 September
Arts Centre Melbourne
Bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au or Phone 1300 182 183

Geelong

23 September
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Bookings: www.gpac.org.au or Phone (03) 5225 1200

Nunawading

24 September
Whitehorse Centre
Bookings: www.whitehorsecentre.com.au or Phone (03) 9262 6555

Frankston

26 September
Frankston Art Centre
Bookings: www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au or Phone (03) 9784 1060



WA


Perth

14 - 19 October
State Theatre Centre of WA
Bookings: www.ptt.wa.gov.au or Phone (08) 6212 9200



Stay tuned - more dates and venues to be announced!