10 Mar 2019 Once Only Event
Combining shadow puppetry and physical comedy Spike is an interactive experience for the whole family.
Spike is the story of an echidna who is stolen from his nest and hatches from his egg far away from home. A young girl finds him. She is playing alone in the bush because she is being bullied by other children. He has no spikes yet and she doesn’t know what kind of creature he is. She tries to work out where he comes from, but accidentally puts him in dangerous situations – in the nest of a crocodile, an emu and a turtle. He feels frightened, rejected and alone. As the story unfolds, she helps him to discover where he belongs and he helps her to find her own spikes and how to stand up to the bullies.
The show runs for 40 minutes plus question and answer time. Starring Jenny Ellis, written by Jenny Ellis and Anne Brooksban, this project was proudly commissioned by the Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation.
Spike was written in collaboration with acclaimed author Anne Brooksbank, whose work has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Books 2012.
Once Only Event
10 Mar 2019