Little Wing Puppets present: A Little Bit of Blue

Next date: Monday, 08 April 2024 | 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

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Written by Jenny Ellis & Anne Brooksbank

School Holiday Performance

A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive environmental detective story, told with puppetry. As well as unravelling a mystery, it involves learning about the unique habits of an extraordinary Australian animal, the Satin Bowerbird, and their fascination for the colour blue. It is a fun frolicking mix of Detective Noir, slapstick, with some interesting facts thrown in.

Mavis’s world is turned upside-down by small disappearances. Something has gone missing and is nowhere to be found. Mrs Hooley has been looking everywhere. But it’s not just today. Every day a new thing seems to disappear. Little things. A $10 note. Clothes pegs. A ball of wool. It’s troubling at first, until the thief takes it one step too far. ­­Mavis calls in a Detective to investigate. The Detective, Harry McGee, an adorable fool, makes a mess of the investigation, and the children love always being one step of ahead of him. They set a trap for the burglar. A stake out is required in the dead of night, and the Detective indeed finds something peculiar...The children’s role is to help him solve the case.

Jenny Ellis, a puppeteer of more than twenty years, weaves the whole mystery together, sometimes playing three characters at once. The young audience will gasp with surprise, sigh with the sadness, shout in outrage, cheer with triumph, and dance with joy as they follow the sneaky bowerbird on his journey to find love. 

You might also be interested in the Puppetry of Paper Workshop for only $5 extra with every show ticket following the performance at 11.45am.

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Book Tickets

Venue: COPACC Meeting Rooms

Duration: 40 minutes, no interval


Ticket $15

Concession $14

COPACC 2024 Members $12

Age suitability: 3 – 10 years

Warnings: Coloured disco lighting effects


  • Monday, 08 April 2024 | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM


COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac, 3250, View Map

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