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Creature: Dot and the Kangaroo Tour 2018

by EricaL (follow)
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Creature: An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo by Stalker Theatre opens in Melbourne

Having grown up with the story of Dot and the Kangaroo, I couldn't wait to see Creature: Dot and the Kangaroo at Frankston Arts Centre; the start of Stalker Theatre's nationwide tour.

Creature: Dot and the Kangaroo in Melbourne

The timeless tale of Dot and the Kangaroo, originally written by Edith C Pedley in 1899, jumps into the digital age, in a beautiful rendition of the original story.

The 45-minute show (no interview, therefore a great length for even the little kids) follows the story of a little girl "Dot" who gets lost in the Australian bush.

Dot befriends a kangaroo "Mrs K" who gives her magic 'berries of understanding'. The colourful berries allow Dot to understand the languages of all the animals she meets.

Creature: Dot and the Kangaroo

Mrs K the kangaroo helps Dot find her way home, but not before meeting more furred and feathered friends during their wild adventures.

With interactive projections, moving backdrops, clever 3D lighting matched with aerial acrobatics, live music, dance and storytelling, Creature: Dot and the Kangaroo is a magical performance; a real treat for the senses.

The original story of Dot and the Kangaroo depicts an underlying environmental message; that we should all take care of the Aussie bush and all the indigenous wildlife found within. This message is loud and clear as the curtain closes on the onstage version of the original story.

Did you grow up with the tale of Dot and the Kangaroo? Even if you didn't, Creature: Dot and the Kangaroo is a delightful stage show for families to enjoy together, regardless of any prior knowledge of the story.

See Creature: Dot and the Kangaroo at the following theatres until the tour moves on to NSW:

Frankston Arts Centre: 28 & 29 April
GPAC, Geelong 1-2 May
Bunjil Place Casey 4 May
Arts Centre Melbourne 9-12 May

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