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Spike

14 March 2019 Albany Entertainment Centre, Kalyenup Studio

Spike

14 March 2019 Albany Entertainment Centre, Kalyenup Studio Buy tickets

Presented by Albany Entertainment Centre

Spike is the story of an echidna who is stolen from his nest by a greedy rat.

He hatches from his egg far away from home. A young girl finds him. She is playing alone in the bush because she is being bullied by other children. He has no spikes yet and she doesn’t know what kind of creature he is. She tries to work out where he comes from, but accidentally puts him in dangerous situations – in the nest of a crocodile, an emu and a turtle. He feels frightened, rejected, alone. As the story unfolds, she helps him to discover where he belongs, and he helps her to find her own “spikes” and stand up to the bullies.

Told through the art form of contemporary shadow theatre, Spike is an interactive experience for the audience, with lively original music by the ebulliently eclectic Mal Webb. It is entertaining and fun, as well as a catalyst for a discussion about difference and belonging. It also has an environmental theme, being about the unique biology of Australian animals, especially the egg-laying echidna.

After the performance there is a demonstration of shadow puppetry techniques, introducing children to an expressive hands-on story-telling medium that is most accessible to young people.


Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
  • $15.00 Admit

Groups (10+)

  • $15.00. Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased. Phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au 
  • $12.50 Schools Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased. Phone (08) 9844 5000 

Pricing and Fee Information

Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
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