the nargun and the stars
Produced: Erth Physical and Visual/Performing Lines for Sydney Festival and Perth International Festival of Arts, 2009
Published: Phoenix Educational, 2009
Awards: Nominated for Best Children’s work for the Sydney Critics’ Award. Nominated for Helpmann Awards, 2009
An adaptation of Patricia Wrightson’s classic children’s novel for actors, puppets and set. Simon, an orphaned boy comes to Wongadilla, his mother’s second cousins’ farm. Here he interacts with the ancient forces of country and in the process finds a way to reclaim his life and self.
“A rare and pleasurable work that manages technical brilliance, cultural insight and enchantment all in one go.”
Stephen Dunne, Sydney Morning Herald
“This production reaches into a realm that is all-too infrequently explored. It provides a magical introduction to the theatre, and to Aboriginal stories, for children.”
Troy Lennon, The Daily Telegraph.