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A little bit of puppetry

Arts and ReviewsJoanne Eisemann

SPONSORED BY Arts Deloraine, A Little Bit of Blue is a ‘Detective Story, told with puppetry’, where help from the audience is needed to solve a mystery.

The 4th April performance at the Meander Valley Performing Arts Centre was a free gift to the children of the Meander Valley from Arts Deloraine, fulfilling the organisation’s values of introducing and fostering the love of live theatre at an early age.

The performance, secured from Victorian Regional Arts, was performed by Jenny Ellis of Little Wing Puppets.

The audience of children from the Valley were spellbound as the plot unfolded. They found themselves laughing uproariously, dancing, then helping the bumbling detective unravel a mystery.

Along the way, they learned about the unique habits of the Australian Satin Bowerbird and their fascination with the colour blue.

They also learned of Mrs Mavis Hooley’s upside down world of many small disappearances.

170 children attended from Deloraine Primary, Our Lady of Mercy and Mole Creek Primary schools.

Jenny Ellis of Little Wing Puppets performing A Little Bit of Blue.  Photo by Mike Moores

Jenny Ellis of Little Wing Puppets performing A Little Bit of Blue.
Photo by Mike Moores