Full of wonderful songs and stories as well as endearing puppets, Gran’s Bag – a heartwarming and funny show by Greg Lissaman and Chrissie Shaw, will captivate children of all ages at the King Street Theatre this September school holidays.
When Gran comes to visit, she brings her beautiful big red bag. It is a treasure trove of secrets and small delights. All sorts of surprises emerge, and lots of great stories. The best story of all is about how Gran found her magic carpet bag – or did the bag find her?
Chrissie Shaw (Bijou, Flotsam and Jetsam, A Sweeter Fern – That’s Red!) brings the tale to life as the larger than life Gran and pulls the entire show out of her giant red handbag – which seems to have a life of its own. With storytelling, songs, and puppetry, Gran takes us on a fun adventure full of twists and turns. You never know where the story will go next!
Since 1991, Canberra-based performing artist, writer and producer Chrissie Shaw has produced a number of original plays, in collaboration with other artists and producers including About Face, Bijou, Footprints on the Wind, Sweeter Fern – That’s Red!, Drumming on Water, The Keeper, and Flotsam and Jetsam.
“A celebration of the power of imagination, performed with panache and charm… Gran’s Bag’s simplicity is appealing, its design bewitching and its performance endearing.” – The Lowdown
Writer & Director: Greg Lissaman Performer & Songs: Chrissie Shaw Design: Hilary Talbot & Imogen Keen
King Street Theatre, 644 King Street, Newtown
Season: 26 September – 1 October 2016
Information and Bookings: www.kingstreettheatre.com.au
Image: Chrissie Shaw in Gran’s Bag (supplied)