This beautiful story for ages 8-12 including animals and a birthday surprise for a loved older person, is dramatized by professional puppeteers, and accompanied by two professional musicians in flute and cello to the original score by composer Jim Coyle.
It allows children to see puppets and instruments in an intimate space working together to create high-quality imaginative environment. It also highlights friendship, respect for older people in our lives and love of animals.
Bridget Bolliger is an internationally recognised flautist who played principal flute in orchestras here and overseas, as well as chamber groups and a concerto soloist.
She has taught in many recognised institutions including the Sydney Conservatorium and University of NSW and is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Sydney Chamber Music Festival (Manly). Bridgit has enlisted the assistance
of Umberto Clerici, the Italian born, internationally successful and charismatic cellist. Umberto is a teacher and also currently Principal Cellist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He commenced learning the cello at age 5. Sue Wallace is one of Australia’s leading puppeteers and has been conducting workshops for 35 years.
Steve Coupe ad Sue Wallace are co-artistic directors of Sydney Puppet Theatre.
We are excited that these fine artists have agreed to present this exciting workshop performance in the Seaborn Library in association with Children’s Festival.