"a special experience of theatre for audiences, especially children"

- Theatreview

In a nutshell:
Award-winning puppetry / Engaging storytelling / Stunning Theatre

By Wolf Erlbruch, adapted by Peter Wilson

Duck, Death and the Tulip is a beautiful, gentle puppet show about a playful duck and a mysterious character who strike up an unlikely but loving friendship.
A strangely heartwarming story unfolds as Duck and Death get to know each other. They drink tea, go swimming, climb a tree and discuss life, then winter comes and Duck dies.

Adapted from the popular children’s book by Wolf Erlbruch, the award-winning show is simple, unusual, warm and witty. With an original score by much-loved New Zealand composer Gareth Farr, Nina Nawalowalo’s direction and sensitive performances by Little Dog Barking’s Peter Wilson and Kenneth King, the story and its telling will intrigue and enchant adults and children alike.

This gentle and philosophical story asks many questions but does not purport to give answers and is religiously neutral. The superb use of masks, puppets and objects allows the play to deal with the sensitive subject in a way that is elegant, straightforward, and thought-provoking. It is an original, warm and witty play about life.

"Duck, Death and the Tulip, will hopefully explain to young children a little more about the world around them.” Peter Wilson

"...this is not a sad story. Or even a fatalistic narrative. It is a deliciously curious, honest and at times simply irreverent tale about a duck, death and yes, a tulip too."  Dione Joseph, Theatreview, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Outstanding Theatre Award 2014Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Recommended for ages 4-8 however this all ages show will suit Primary students in years 1-6.
Contains themes of death and dying

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Times: Tues 8th-10.30am &1pm
             Thurs 10th-10.30am
             Fri 11th-1pm

EXTRAS FOR TEACHERS: Click on the links below
Behind the Scenes
Show Trailer
Creative Biographies

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