KINDERGARTEN, GRADE 1 & 2
Three of Beatrix Potter’s best loved little books are brought to life in one spectacular show. Every aspect of the show is as close to the books as possible. The storylines are complete. The dialogue is nearly verbatim from her text. The character and set designs are taken directly from her watercolours. May we therefore suggest that you read these three books if you have not done so in a while. If you love these books, as many people do, including ourselves, you will love this show.
To make this artistic transition from page to stage, we have had to use over fifty hand and/or rod plus shadow puppets, moving scenery and a lot of technology.
This show is especially recommended for Kindergarten to Grade 3. It is certainly a good idea to read these stories to children before the show, or have the children read them themselves. After the show, you may wish to read other Beatrix Potter books; many of the characters appear in more than one book; the books are numbered 1-26 and those of higher number are more difficult. You may wish to read a biography of Beatrix Potter at some point; it is also an interesting story.
The running time of the show is nearly one hour. If your audience is younger children, we can do a shorter version (without the “Tale of Jemima Puddleduck). A dim/dark room is much preferred as the show uses some shadow puppet projections.
A strobe light and ripples are used in this show – Persons with epilepsy should take appropriate precautions