I attended this play on 29th September 2011 at The Arts Centre in Melbourne.
It is based on a book by Elizabeth Honey but quite different from it.
A lady named Miss Tinklefinger has a tough time trying to put the audience to sleep. She tries singing lullabies and playing the piano, and other things too. Two strange characters keep hopping out of the top of the piano, at the most unexpected times to make things interesting.
The show is full of surprises, humour, wonder and different musical styles.
Here is my poem about it:
I‘m still awake, still!
Madam sings a lullaby
Still, I’m awake though
Then she plays the piano
I‘m still awake,
Laughing and dancing and prancing!
Lullabies won’t put me to sleep,
And neither will the soft sound of a piano
Well, Madam couldn’t take any more of this,
And with that, she found a way to …
KEEP US ASLEEP!
I think it was creative, but I do also think that it may have been more suitable for children a couple of years younger
than me. Also I would have enjoyed it a little more if there were more characters.
Recommended age: 3-7 years old.
Photos provided by the artist/The Arts Centre