Puppet Show - The Fish That Wanted To Fly

Dates
Thursday, 13 January 2022 - 10:00am, Friday, 14 January 2022 - 10:00am
Location:
Twyford Hall, Merimbula

Did you ever dream of doing something that seemed impossible?

The Fish That Wanted to Fly is about having the courage to pursue something even if it seems likely you will never reach it. In our story we meet a little Fish whose lagoon is drying up. All the other fish have left, and she wants to learn how to fly so she can see them again. Her friend, a hermit crab named Karramoko, sits by a stormwater drain and tells her it will never happen. She meets a Kingfisher who helps her and encourages her to keep trying. It’s not until she meets a Cormorant, who offers to take her up into the sky that she flies for the first time. But will she make it back okay? The tale is set in a mangrove swamp, and is about friendship, resilience and sustainability.

Written by Jenny Ellis, Miriam Lieberman & Anne Brooksbank
Music by Miriam Lieberman
Puppets and sets by Jenny Ellis

VENUE

Twyford Hall, cnr Market & Beach Streets Merimbula. Enter via Beach St door.

SHOWS

10.00am & 1.30pm on Thursday 13 January & Friday 14 January 2022

  • Show runs for 40 minutes plus Q&A with puppeteer Jenny Ellis. No interval.
  • Recommended for ages 3+ Children under 12 must be accompanied by and seated next to an adult.
  • Tickets must be purchased for  any children aged 1 year or over. Babes in arms must not occupy a seat.
  • Tickets $20 Adults | $15 Children | $60 Family (4)

WORKSHOPS

11.30am Thursday 13 January & Friday 14 January 2022

  • Puppeteer Jenny Ellis will show you how to make and perform with your very own shadow puppet!
  • All materials provided. Bookings essential.
  • Recommended for ages 4 to 12 years. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (no charge for adult).
  • Tickets $10

YOUR VISIT

First time in our venue? Our top tips for a successful visit:

  • Prepurchase tickets online at any time to avoid queues.
  • Box office opens 45 minutes before the show starts. If not sold out, limited in-person tickets will be available for purchase on the day – cashless / card payments only.
  • Doors into the Hall open 30 minutes before the show starts. Please move into the Hall as soon as your ticket has been checked.
  • Forgot your ticket? Don’t panic, our friendly staff can assist you 
  • Seating is numbered – you must sit in your allocated seats.
  • For safety reasons, aisles must remain clear at all times. There is space to park prams, walkers etc at the rear of the Hall – please ask our staff if you need assistance.
  • Accessibility: The Beach St entrance is accessible for prams, wheelchairs and walkers. Wheelchair users can select a wheelchair seat space when booking. If you have any other specific requirements, please contact us.
  • For maximum enjoyment, please make sure little people have eaten and visited the toilet BEFORE the show starts  Please avoid noisy snack wrappers. Feel free to bring a cushion for very young audience members to raise them higher on their chair.
  • The show starts on time. Late arrivals may be asked to wait in the foyer until a suitable pause to avoid disrupting the show.
  • Little ones can sometimes react unexpectedly to live performances – if your child becomes upset during the performance, we kindly ask that you move out to the foyer to calm them, to avoid disturbing others.