Monday, 15 September 2008

The Clockwork Forest - Sydney Theatre Company

A mysterious guest. A girl. A journey. A surprising revelation.

Last week my son ( aged 10 years) and I went to a performance of The Clockwork Forest by Doug Macleod at the Sydney Theatre. This wonderful production is full of clever humour and themes that cover love, friendship and death without patronizing the younger audience.

Morton is a young boy who lives alone at the edge of a dark forest with his four prized clockwork animals. When a huge storm destroys his hut and scatters his possessions, Morton sets out to locate his treasures. On his quest, Morton makes a friend, learns how to defeat monsters, remembers how to smile and finds that there may be more to life that clockwork animals.

Gabriela Tylesova's design is absolutely beautiful and lets children use their imagination and takes them into the many elements of Morton's quest.

I thought some of the younger children may have been scared by some of the scenes but after the performance whilst eating cupcakes I overheard many children sharing their delight in the scary bits.

Windmill Performing Arts and have excelled yet again in bringing quality work to families.

Recommended for children aged 8 and above, and their families.
Sydney Theatre Walsh Bay
Friday 12 September 7pm Saturday 13 September 1pm & 4pm Sunday 14 September 4pm Saturday 20 September 1pm & 4pm Sunday 21 September 1pm

Ticket Prices:Adult $32Concession/Child $25
EnergyAustralia Family Ticket $99 (2 adults & 2 children, additional child $20)
Sydney Theatre Bookings: (02) 9250 1777
For a list of Schools Performances, visit the Education website.

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