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Splat! Review by BuggyBuddys

Splat! is sure to get theatre goers of all ages belly chuckling these school holidays. A lovely uncomplicated piece that offers so much in a the very short space of 50 minutes. 

I took my four year old along to Spare Parts Puppet theatre for the first time in a long time and she was completely mesmorised from the beginning to the end. Full of high energy and an ingenuous use of props that held the attention of even the youngest patrons.  

Expect to see a lot of action filled fun with the three characters RED, YELLOW and BLUE maneuvering themselves around the stage with acrobatic humour and stealth. 

If toddlers were given control of a circus, Splat! would be the outcome. A fascinating and at times hilarious look into friendships, group dynamics and human nature. It also highlights the importance of play and creativity in our lives and especially in child development. The performers are hypnotic to watch with a lot of slapstick humour and infectious expressions which seem to mirror their captive audience. 

Splat! is a non verbal piece for which my daughter loudly made up for half way through, demanding to know where the puppets were. Fear not…they come, eventually. Children will be delighted by the outer space scene with a paper rocket in the paper universe where friendly paper aliens are welcoming and playful.

Splat! is a perfect introduction for the youngest theatre enthusiasts and was lovely to take my daughter to reinvigorate her love of live performances.

Splat! is sure to get theatre goers of all ages belly chuckling these school holidays. A lovely uncomplicated piece that offers so much in a the very short space of 50 minutes.

Dates: July 2nd – July 16th 2016
Performances Monday – Saturday at 10am & 1pm
Evening performances 6:30pm July 6 & 15
Excludes Sundays and Public Holidays

Costs: Individual $25.00ea
Group of 4 or more: $24.00ea
Group of 10 or more: $23.00ea
$3.95 fee applies to all bookings

Suitable for all ages, but perfect for ages 3-10yrs