Jack and the Beanstalk

Microsoft Word - Media Release - Jack and the Beanstalk.docTheatrical storytelling, physical theatre, live music and puppetry combine in this new version of Jack and the Beanstalk at Campbelltown Arts Centre. Prepare for a different twist on a well-­known fairy tale in what promises to be a wild adventure!

This new musical fairy tale is the result of an international collaboration, facilitated by Jeff Stein, between Australian artists and Italian artist Chiara Guidi of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, a company critically acclaimed for creating original theatrical work for children over the past ten years.

Jack and the Beanstalk encourages children to use their imagination and allows them to become immersed in a new world, one of which reality is what you make of it and fantasy is prominent.

Campbelltown Arts Centre’s performance studio will be transformed into an eclectic and unique children’s wonderland, where performance participation is encouraged and the story of Jack and the Beanstalk is told, like you’ve never heard it before.

“Theatre is a space which can be used as a compressional tool for music and visual sound, which allows you to enter the story,” says Director Chiara Guidi.

“Through the beans, there is possibility that a child has to know reality through fantasy and imagination. It involves the initiative of the child to solve his own problems. Art offers the possibility of not explaining, but allowing the senses to awaken.”

Evoking imagination, creativity and breaking the boundaries of children’s theatre Campbelltown Arts Centre Director, Michael Dagostino commented: “Chiara Guidi develops new, thought provoking and raw children’s works and Jack and the Beanstalk is no exception.” 

“This performance will challenge perceptions and allow children to use their imagination and senses in a unique way.”

Jack and the Beanstalk
Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown
Performances: Saturday 31 May (Sold Out), Sunday 1 June & Saturday 7 June 2014
Bookings: (02) 4645 4100 or online at Campbelltown Arts Centre

For more information, visit Campbelltown Arts Centre for details.

Image: courtesy of Campbelltown Arts Centre