Gran's Bag: heartwarming family show for school holiday fun! Some facts about Gran...

Published by: Sirmai Arts Marketing | 14-Sep-2016
GRAN'S BAG is a heartwarming and funny show by Greg Lissaman and Chrissie Shaw which plays twice daily in the first week of the September school holidays. Full of wonderful songs and stories as well as endearing puppets, it will captivate kiddies (and their grans!) @kingsttheatre #kingsttheatre
Venue: King Street Theatre,
Date: 26 Sept "“ 1 Oct
Ticket: $20 -$25
When Gran comes to visit, she brings her beautiful big red bag. It is a treasure trove of secrets and small delights. All sorts of surprises emerge, and lots of great stories. The best story of all is about how Gran found her magic carpet bag "“ or did the bag find her?

Some facts about Gran:

Gran is a traveller and has just come back from a big adventure... bits of her adventure always find their way into her bag: a chunk of the Great Wall of China (and there is some Mandarin in the show and a Chinese song in Mandarin), a bottle of sand from Egypt and a shell from the Torres Strait.

When she arrives to visit her granddaughter, you never know what is going to happen"¦ cartwheeling in the front yard is on the agenda, and her grandchild's mum and dad roll their eyes and crinkle their toes when they see her coming up the garden path"¦

She sings Opera when she has a bath, and then it's story time"¦.

The story takes us to the beach in a bus full of people who have to listen to Gran's Chatter, to China where a family gets ready to migrate to Australia and to Russia where a lonely witch goes to the letter box every day to look for a letter.

Finally... the children in the audience learn a song to sing with Gran! Chrissie Shaw (Bijou, Flotsam and Jetsam, A Sweeter Fern "“ That's Red!) brings this endearing tale to life as the larger than life Gran and pulls the entire show out of her giant red handbag "“ which seems to have a life of its own. With storytelling, songs, and puppetry, Gran takes us on a fun adventure full of twists and turns. You never know where the story will go next.

GRAN'S BAG plays twice a day (10.30am and 1pm) Monday to Friday plus Saturday at 1pm at King Street Theatre, at the southern end of Newtown. Suitable for kids 3 to 10"¦ and grandparents too!

"A celebration of the power of imagination, performed with panache and charm"¦ Gran's Bag's simplicity is appealing, its design bewitching and its performance endearing." "“ The Lowdown

GRAN'S BAG "“ starring Chrissie Shaw

Presented by Small Shows in association with Emu Productions
Written and directed by Greg Lissaman, with songs by Chrissie Shaw
Design by Hilary Talbot and Imogen Keen
26 Sept "“ 1 Oct | Monday to Friday 10:30 am & 1 pm | Saturday 1pm only
King Street Theatre, Level 1, 644 King Street, corner Bray Street, Newtown
Duration: 55 min Tickets: $20 -$25
Special $15 group discount rate for preschools, day & vacation groups of 10 or more "“ carers free
Family discount price -$70 (2 Adult & 2 kids). Infants under 1 are free but must book a seat.
Bookings: or 0423 082 015 (no online booking fees)

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