The Arts Centre Gold Coast in collaboration with White Rabbit Theatre Ensemble presents
Pocketful of Pebbles
Stories only exist if they are shared.
For children aged 6-11 years
Mr Phoenix is feeling a little worse for wear. It’s true he’s not as glamorous as he used to be. His feathers are falling out. His memory is failing. Oh dear.
As a phoenix, it is his birthright to rise from the ashes: and so to live forever. But Mr Phoenix fears his time may be drawing to an end. He can’t know for sure.
Just in case, he has invited children to bear witness to the sharing of three important tales: tales of grand adventure, of facing fears and of transformation. He’s not entirely sure that children can be trusted, but he has to take that chance. Up to now, it’s been up to him to keep the stories alive. Now he needs your help.
This delightful production takes its audience on adventures that remind you what you’ve always loved about stories, and why they truly matter.
White Rabbit Theatre Ensemble’s Pocketful of Pebbles is a reimagining of three lesser-known traditional folk and fairy tales, The Noon Witch, The Foundling Bird and The Water Nixie.
This production, created collaboratively by the ensemble in consultation with Gold Coast children, explores the fear and the fun of storytelling and asks its audience to become the custodians of these important tales – tales that can only exist if they are shared, and that prove that every child can be the hero of their own story.
It’s time to pass the torch.
Written by Victoria Carless, Lisa Smith and Tammy Weller
Directed by Lisa Smith
Featuring Tammy Weller, Zac Boulton, Anna Straker, Louise Brehmer and Nicola Stewart
Dramaturgy by Peter Matheson
Puppet Creation by Graeme Haddon Balooga Entertainment