Event The Kangaroo Tale
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Venue Handspan Theatre Studio, Richmond, VIC
First Date 1 March 1995
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description THE KANGAROO TALE (originally titled Bonkers) was devised for the younger 6 - 12 year old primary school age group. Its story combined Koori culture, history and beliefs with a holistic approach to sex education. Performed by actors from the Koori Health Unit and Handspan puppeteers, a story-teller/narrator invited the audience to join the wise owl, the boisterous cocky, the puppet children and an ancestral Rock - to go on an adventure of discovery and through Kangaroo, learn the ”magic” of conception and birth.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Indigenous
Visual Theatre
Subjects Indigenous Australian
Name Function Notes
Roderick Primrose Designer
Annie Wylie Director
Joanne Dwyer Original Concept
Roderick Primrose Original Concept
Michele Spooner Original Concept
Mary Sutherland Original Concept
Winston Appleyard Performer
Joanne Dwyer Performer
Liss Gabb Performer
Collin Mitchell Performer
Peter Walker Performer
Roderick Primrose Puppet Designer
Joanne Dwyer Writer
Gilly Farrelly Writer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information 2 preview performances before touring
Data Source
Source Description
Web www.handspantheatre.com.au
Event Identifier 126532