CDP Theatre Producers, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

ABOUT

A CDP production

SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE

in association with Monkey Baa Theatre Company

adapted by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry

from a series of books by May Gibbs

by arrangement with The Northcott Society and
Cerebral Palsy Alliance



This exquisite new stage adaptation will spark the imagination and sense of adventure in 5-10 year olds and their families as they experience the timeless charm of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie.

Your favourite Gumnuts are on a mission to see a human – but only in the distance! On their journey to the big city they meet friends and foes including Professor Kookaburra, Mrs Fantail, Mr Lizard, Mr Frog, Mrs Snake, Mr Possum and, of course, Little Ragged Blossom.

Can Snugglepot lead the way? Can Cuddlepie hold his nerve? Can they avoid falling victim to the Big Bad Banksia Man?

These much loved characters come to life on stage as this action-packed new production introduces today's children to the wonderful world of May Gibbs.


Age recommendation: 5-10 yrs, and their adults
Duration: 55mins, no interval


For more information on Nutcote and the life of May Gibbs visit www.maygibbs.com.au
For more information on the work and legacy of May Gibbs visit www.maygibbs.org



"an engaging romp, bringing the magical bush tale to life for another generation…skillfully done…imaginative"

Sydney Morning Herald


THE TEAM


Nicholas Hiatt

NICHOLAS HIATT

Nicholas is a 2013 NIDA graduate (BA Dramatic Art: Acting). His theatre credits for NIDA include Othello, Sunday in the Park with George, Cloud 9 and Osama The Hero. Since graduating he has appeared on stage in Too Many Elephants In This House (Parade Theatres), The Chimneysweep (Pinchgut Opera) and Kill The PM (Unhappen Theatre Co). Prior to his time at NIDA, he worked as a lead singer for Thomson Cruises, performing a repertoire that included concert versions of Oklahoma! and Half a Sixpence, as well as his own solo cabaret. In 2007 he completed the Certificate II in Music Theatre at WAAPA. His screen work includes short films The Happiness Box (AFTRS), Purgatorio ('The List' Exhibition 2014) and he is the writer and director of the upcoming short The Mistress Of The Forest due for release late 2016.



Lucy Goleby

LUCY GOLEBY

Lucy graduated from NIDA with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Acting) in 2013. She was most recently seen in Unfinished Works at the Seymour Centre. Prior to that, Lucy performed Good Works at Darlinghurst Theatre, for which she was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award. Lucy has also appeared in Queensland Theatre Company's Australian premiere of Brisbane, and Queensland Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre's co-production of Ben Elton's Gasp!; both Brisbane and Perth seasons. Prior to this, she originated the role of Holly in Pale Blue Dot at La Boite, and performed in Too Many Elephants in this House for Parade Theatre and Mad March Hare's A Moment on the Lips. She has been involved in many script developments, and works regularly as a voiceover artist.



Jake Lyall

JAKE LYALL

Jake graduated Actors Centre Australia in 2011 where he took part in the Theatre USA project directed by Rodney Fisher. He played in Company of Wolves (NIDA Directors Project, Phillip Rouse) and appeared in Baz Luhrmann's feature film, The Great Gatsby. He was cast in Wild in the Heart, a two-part ABC Radio National program about Dorothy Hewett, compiled and directed by Rodney Fisher. Other credits include; Still Seeking Other (Feet First Productions, directed by Monica Zanetti) and Measures (a web series, directed by Jilvan Moh). Jake's TV commercial credits include; Kia Rio, VW, McDonald's, QLD first Home Owners, Vizio for the USA and the lead in the campaign for Bundaberg Ginger Beer. In 2015 Jake toured with The Players – Bell Shakespeare and this year is excited to join the cast of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie with CDP Theatre Producers.



Thomas Pidd

THOMAS PIDD

Thomas has been working and training around Australia for over 10 years. Starting in Tasmania where he grew up. Thomas then migrated to WA where he started to delve deeper into training, completing several short courses including the Total Theatre course with Annie Stainer, while working professionally. In 2012 Thomas was accepted into NIDA. Since graduating Thomas has continued to travel around Australia, keeping up the balance of training and work. In 2015 he completed a Tasmanian state wide tour with locally run, but world renowned, Terrapin Puppet Theatre with a new work Red Racing Hood. In Sydney he has done shows with The Sydney Festival (Antigua i Barbuda's Arquitectura de Fira [Spain]), and has been involved in several short independent films. Thomas' interest in Physical Theatre led him to earn the Keith Bain Scholarship for Movement in 2014 and has trained with Legs On the Wall and Stalker Theatre.



CREATIVES

Director: Susanna Dowling
Production Designer: Imogen Ross
Costume Designer: Matthew Aberline
Lighting Designer: Trudy Dalgleish
Sound Designer: Daryl Wallis



CREW

Company Stage Manager: Nicole Eyles
Assistant Stage Manager: Michaela Clifton

REVIEWS



" an engaging romp, bringing the magical bush tale to life for another generation…skilfully done… "

Sydney Morning Herald



" This charming new stage adaptation of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie looks set to be a hit…stylish, inventive and cleverly designed…it exudes charm "

Sunday Telegraph



" ..a splendid production, artfully and beautifully designed…theatrical magic woven by the dynamic performances and the imagination enhancing work of the designers. An enchanting entertainment that enhances the literary legacy left by May Gibbs "

Australian Stage



" The combination of producer CDP and adapters Monkey Baa virtually guarantees a first-rate production and this one is no exception. It's as if the creatures of Gibbs' imagination have leapt out of the pages onto the stage…..it would be difficult to find a better way to spend an hour… "

Stagenoise



" magical and electrifying… "

StageNoise 6 July 2015

READ REVIEW



"May Gibbs' Classic for the stage"

Channel Ten News 12 May 2015

WATCH THE VIDEO



"Snugglepot & Cuddlepie play brings Gumnuts
back from the bush for a new generation"

Sydney Morning Herald 12 May 2015

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"Snugglepot & Cuddlepie Live on Stage Announced"

Broadway World 12 May2015

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TEACHER RESOURCE KIT


A Teacher Resource Kit is available to assist schools integrate a visit to see Snugglepot & Cuddlepie into classroom programs. The Teacher Resource Kit includes relevant links to the Australian curriculum and comprehensive suggestions on differentiating the activities for students of all needs and abilities. Schools who have confirmed bookings can download the Teachers Resource Kit by entering the password below.

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TOUR DATES




2016 NATIONAL TOUR



NSW


Orange

28 - 29 June
Orange Civic Theatre

Dubbo

30 June
Dubbo Regional Theatre

Sutherland

3 July
Sutherland Entertainment Centre

Penrith

5 - 7 July
The Joan

Wollongong

11 - 12 July
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

Cessnock

14 July
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

Port Macquarie

16 July
The Glasshouse

Tamworth

12 August
Capitol Theatre Tamworth

Newcastle

15 - 16 August
Civic Theatre Newcastle

Chatswood

21 - 22 November
The Concourse

Sydney

23 - 26 November
Seymour Centre





ACT


Canberra

18 - 20 August
Canberra Theatre Centre





VIC


Melbourne

13 - 25 September
Arts Centre Melbourne

Wodonga

23 August
The Cube Wodonga

Wangaratta

25 August
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

Bendigo

8 September
The Capital

Nunawading

27 September
Whitehorse Centre

Geelong

29 September
Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Hamilton

1 - 2 October
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

Warnambool

4 October
Lighthouse Theatre

Portland

5 October
Portland Civic Hall





QLD


Brisbane

19 - 23 July
QUT Gardens Theatre

Surfers Paradise

25 - 26 July
The Arts Centre Gold Coast

Gladstone

28 July
Gladestone Entertainment Convention Centre

Mackay

31 July
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre

Cairns

3 August
Tanks Arts Centre

Townsville

8-9 August
Riverways Arts Centre





SA


Adelaide

11 - 15 October
Adelaide Festival Centre

Tanunda

18 October
Barossa Arts & Convention Centre





WA


Perth

9 - 14 November
State Theatre Centre of WA

Carnarvon

31 October
Carnarvon Civic Centre

Bunbury

2 November
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Mandurah

3 - 4 November
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Albany

5 November
Albany Entertainment Centre

Kwinana

17 November
Koorliny Arts Centre





TAS


Hobart

29 - 30 August
Theatre Royal

Burnie

1 September
Burnie Arts Centre

Launceston

5 - 6 September
Earl Arts Centre





NT


Araluen

25 October
Araluen Arts Centre

Darwin

27 October
Darwin Entertainment Centre





2015 SEASON DATES



SPECIAL PREVIEW SEASONS

Sydney - Darling Quarter

17 - 20 June 2015
Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre

Chatswood

22 - 23 June 2015
The Concourse

Casula

24 June 2015
Casula Powerhouse

Parramatta

15 - 18 July 2015
Riverside Theatres

Chippendale

20-22 July 2015
Seymour Centre



PREMIERE HOLIDAY SEASON

Sydney

27 June - 12 July 2015
Sydney Opera House