Monday 29th July, 6.30pm
Harold Park Hall
Join us for a very special in-progress performance of Little Girl Lost – an uplifting new theatrical adventure for young people and their families from theatre makers Company of Rogues and Matriark Theatre.
Told with magical puppetry and quirky animation, we follow the story of Rima, a young girl who wakes up to find herself in a dark place – a land of talking animals and shifting wilderness, where the familiar is made unfamiliar (and maybe vice versa). But she doesn’t know who, what, or where she is.
In order to find her way, Rima will charge herself with an epic adventure full of mystery, the bizarre, and the inspiring, aided by an Elephant who knows the way, and a Monkey that just wants to play. Rima will need to find the clues and put them back together before all time, reality, identity and legacy are lost forever. As she tries to find comfort and safety, take her fragile hand in yours, and help uncover truth from Lies; the real from the imagined; and how best one can find their way ‘home.
Exploring what it is to remember and be remembered, this in-progress showing will bring to life the play’s central themes, puppetry and visual design and bring Peter Maple’s poetic words to the stage for the first time.
When: Monday 29th July, 6.30pm (hall open from 6pm, refreshments after)
Where: Harold Park Hall, The Tramsheds, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge
Tickets: Adults $14, Concession/Industry $9, Under 15 Free – a small ticket fee applies to paid tickets only.
Running time: 40 minutes
Ages: Suitable for ages 8+
Director: Scott Parker
Playwright: Peter Maple
Producer: Robbi James
Production Design: Aleisa Jelbart
Sound & Music Design: Kathryn Parker
Featuring: Eliane Morel (Elephant), Hayden Rodgers (Monkey) and Dannielle Jackson (Rima)
This development of Little Girl Lost has been made possible with the support of an Inner West Council Art and Culture Grant and the City of Sydney.
Little Girl Lost is based on an original idea by Goldele Rayment with a creative team that included Jane Grimley, Robbi James, Peter Maple and Emily Turner.
This new play has been created to help young people and their families understand the experience of Dementia/Alzheimer’s in a poignant yet entertaining way. Memories and moments from Rima’s life, both past and present are cleverly woven into the play and gently revealed and personified by the magical characters she interacts with. As the play progresses and comes to its conclusion we learn that Rima is not actually a young girl but an elderly woman living with cognitive decline.
WHAT IS AN IN-PROGRESS SHOWING?
In-progress showings are created to help theatre makers test new work with audiences. For this showing we’ll be testing a completed script, animation and puppetry design, and major design elements that are being developed for the final work. It’s a unique opportunity to see a special piece of new theatre before anyone else, so we hope you’ll join us at the show and then for refreshments after. An exit/experience survey will be available for you to share your opinion about the play.