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The Owl & the Pussycat

Based on Edward Lear’s beloved poem, The Owl & the Pussycat is an enchanting and intimate musical work for young audiences, exploring the universal themes of love, adventure, harmony and acceptance.

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A magical, musical adventure awaits you…

In a pea-green boat, an Owl and a Pussycat sail across the sea to a magical land where the Bong-tree grows. Adventure calls, new encounters await and love conquers all in a nostalgic journey and irresistible blend of romance and nonsense.

Created specifically for children 4-10 years, this charming new work melds live theatre, operatic vocals, puppetry, classical music and experiential theatre. In this beautiful re-telling of Edward Lear’s beloved poem, we will be creating a life-size magical, pea pod-inspired boat as our very own travelling theatre. Mooring on beaches, parklands and theatres, audiences will come aboard to experience an interactive journey of storytelling, sublime music and silliness. Setting sail in early 2018, the production will feature three fine singers and a chamber ensemble of musical Puffins, playing clarinet, cello and vibraphone.

To make this journey, we are searching for a group of boatbuilders to bring this dream of the giant pea pod to life. Join The Pea-Green Boatwrights Club with us at Little Match Productions and you can be at the heart of bringing this work to young audiences across the country. We are fundraising to build this remarkable boating theatre, which will pull ‘ashore’ in unexpected and unique locations.

Designed by the highly-respected Penny Challen, it is a striking and complex structure suitable for indoor or outdoor use and will transport children, alongside their families, carers and teachers, to an enthralling and immersive world. Funds will also be used to create delightful 1920s-inspired costumes, a whimsical set, puppetry and a set of ‘pea’ seats.

Thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia’s MATCH Lab program, every dollar you give to this campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, provided we reach our campaign target of $10,000.

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This national collaboration of female artists, including Penny Challen (Royal Shakespeare Company, Opera Q), Kathryn Marquet (La Boite, QT), Bridget Boyle (QT, debase productions), Lisa Cheney (Making Waves, MSO) and Alicia Cush (Opera Q, Circa) will create a landmark children’s work.

Join us for a year and a day, on a magical journey to fair Bong-tree Bay! We invite you to be part of this adventure, as we create a new, high-quality musical work for children across Australia.

If you would like more information or have a question, please contact us at www.littlematchproductions.com.

Thank you,
Alicia, Penny and The Owl & the Pussycat team

This project is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH Lab, Independent Artists @ Queensland Theatre initiative, Creative Sparks, a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the APRA/AMCOS Art Music Fund.

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At Little Match Productions, we are passionate about exploring our collective humanity via its most primal and intrinsically expressive media – the voice. Live musical performance connects performers and audiences intangibly. As our world becomes digitalised and remote, human bodies in a room where art is shared is more vital than ever before. We at Little Match Productions are insatiably curious to share and hear other’s voices, both literally and figuratively.

Our works traverse comedy-cabaret, opera, classical music and children’s productions, delivering high quality entertainment enjoyed by audiences on many levels.

Over the past six years, Little Match Productions (formerly Little Black Dress Creatives) has developed a reputation for its unique ability to present classical repertoire and vocal techniques in creative contemporary contexts.

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