Jenny Ellis, a children’s puppeteer of more than 20 years, weaves a detective mystery that also explores the extraordinary habits of the Australian Satin Bowerbird, and why they are so fascinated by the colour blue. The young audience will gasp with surprise, sigh with the sadness, shout in outrage, cheer with triumph, and dance with joy as they follow the sneaky bowerbird on his journey to find love.
“A delightful show! Very clever and amusing – both for young and old. “ Northcote Kid’s Festival
A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive environmental detective story, told with puppetry. As well as unravelling a mystery, it involves learning about the unique habits of an extraordinary Australian animal, the Satin Bowerbird, and their fascination for the colour blue. It is a fun frolicking mix of Detective Noir, slapstick, with some interesting facts thrown in.
Mavis’s world is turned upside-down by small disappearances. Something has gone missing and is nowhere to be found. Mrs Hooley has been looking everywhere. But it’s not just today. Every day a new thing seems to disappear. Little things. A $10 note. Clothes pegs. A ball of wool. It’s troubling at first, but the thief then takes it one step too far.
Mavis calls in a Detective to investigate. The Detective, Harry McGee, an adorable fool, makes a mess of the investigation, and the children love always being one step of ahead of him. They set a trap for the burglar. A stake out is required. In the dead of night, and the Detective indeed finds something peculiar.... The children’s role is to help him solve the case.
Jenny Ellis, a puppeteer of more than twenty years, weaves the whole mystery together, sometimes playing three characters at once. The young audience will gasp with surprise, sigh with the sadness, shout in outrage, cheer with triumph, and dance with joy as they follow the sneaky bowerbird on his journey to find love.
Date: 2 shows - Thursday 11 April, 11am & 2pm
Location: Berninneit, 91-97 Thompson Ave, Cowes
Tickets: $15 (MYLI members - $12
Recommended for ages 3-10. Children 6 and under to be accompanied by an adult.
Show includes disco lighting effects.
Join us post show for a puppetry workshop - 3pm - function room.