Richard Tulloch and Kim Carpenter (Theatre of Image) have teamed up again for the Sydney Festival for their wonderful production "Snow on Mars."
The story centres on 12 year old Waylon (physical performer, Rick Everett) who wants to be an astronaut but his father has other things on his mind. Waylon's mother has passed away and he travels from each caravan park to the next with his supportive Nana and country singing dad around Australia. The story explores family, following your dreams, friendship and the beauty of space.
I went to the performance with my son (aged 7) and his friend. The acrobatic and aerialelements and the creative use of the large screen were the highlights of the performance. One of the favourites for the boys was a spectacular scene when the Ghost Astronaut walked across the screen the stars exploded beneath his feet. Amongst the excitement of the multimedia and movement their attention span did waver during some parts of the story.
If your child has a love of space, astronauts and/or acrobats! they will enjoy Snow on Mars.
Go behind the scenes of Snow on Mars: http://blog.sydneyfestival.org.au/snow-on-mars-behind-the-scenes
January 7 to 16
York Theatre Seymour Centre
Bookings and more information http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2011/Family/Snow-on-Mars/