Category Archives: Comedy

The Technology Show!! By Squidstamp

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The Technology show is a show of skits,

that describes the awesomeness and

downsides of social media

and all technology of the 21st Century!!

Funny skits are what made the show interesting, as well as

a small discussion           thingy at the end.

The show was as informative as it was entertaining.

There was a cool song at the end about not letting technology rule you, you rule it!

Mum said she liked the educational message about not letting technology control you.

My brother also thought it was a cool show.

This was on at the La Mama Courthouse in Carlton during the school holidays.

Here are some pics:

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iCloud—-LOL Smile

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Here I am with the performers.

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Argy Barge!!!

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We (the other 9-12 YO kids and I at the Argy Barge workshop at the Roola Boola festival) started off with a fresh canvas! No – one had pre – planned our storyline. We  got to make it up ourselves.

We started  off by playing some fun acting  games to help us get used to what we would be doing over the next 4 hours.

After we had finished up with the games (and when I had finished failing miserably), we started pouring out our ideas up onto the white board. We came up with many random, crazy, impossible – in – real – life ideas. We made sure that our story was weird, funny, wacky, impossible – in – real – life  and most off all … RANDOM! We had meerkats, an assassin that killed people with a blunt pencil, lactose – intolerance free cheesecake, Fartenstein ( yes, I spelt that right!!! )  and a twist … sort – of.

We used all kinds of acting! We used puppets, ourselves as the actors, shadow puppetry and lighting effects!

We put on the performance for our families afterwards and you can see a sample of the enthusiastic response in the video below.  My mum and brother enjoyed the show.

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Hannah with theatre director of Argy Barge – Anthony Crowley

Also here is a sample of a production from the workshop.

The Curious Game by Born In A Taxi

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ALL HAIL THE QUEEN!

ALL HAIL THE  QUEEN!

The Curious Game - Queen and Knight

The Curious Game – Queen and Knight

The Curious Game - Pawn

The Curious Game – Pawn

The Curious Game Trio

The Curious Game Trio

At the Royal Court, is a Mega – sized ( not cereal – box sized ) chessboard, with us Royal Subjects as the pieces. But, this not a game of moving, taking, and capturing pieces – this is a game of imagination, and copycattering!! There are hardly any rules, except for one: NO YAWNING ALLOWED!

You must not displease the Queen, or else, her “club” will come in search of your behind! You must be willing to take part! The Queen said, and I quote, “… I want FULL PARTICIPATION!” If you win the “curious game”, you will be crowned king/queen over all of … “BigNosePeople Land!” ( or at least, I think that’s what they are called….. )

The Curious Game Trio

The Curious Game Trio

My brother thought  it was  brilliant!! And mum thought the costumes were also fabulous!!

The Curious Game - the Queen and I

The Curious Game – the Queen and I

  

 

 

 

I went to this on 2nd July 2013 at the Roola Boola Festival run by City of Stonnington, Melbourne.  There are more great performances and kids workshops running through to this Friday 5th July see www.roolaboola.com to book.

 I am also attending the Argy Barge Puppetry workshop at the Festival this Friday – looking forward to it!  Perhaps will see you there! Open-mouthed smile

Also here’s a sample of a performance of The Curious Game from another show:

Crash, Splat, Bang, Whoosh!

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How would you like to be in a


RaDiOpLaY

with a narrator that has a funny ol’ voice, Velcro and goo?

This radio play is called “Dad’s Shed” and is about:

Three kids that go into their dad’s shed and go to many different and silly lands in a teleportation machine.

A    RaDiOpLaY is an audio story with clever sound effects to tell the story better.

 

For you to get a clearer picture of what I am saying, here is my day as part of a RADIOPLAY.

Eh-hem… Introducing:


HANNAH’S

NOTEBOOK!!!


In summary I did these sound effects in the play:

Teleportation machine going and landing by shaking maracas

Bongo drums- the drums that played while the king was coming

The opening of Jake’s nappy by ripping velcro apart

Vocal animal sounds, Applause and Screaming.

SO, now that you’ve got a brief idea what being in a radio play is like, do you feel like you should have a go?

Because let me just say, this workshop is absolutely worth doing!

Here is a photo of the speakers, props and stations.

(Photo provided by Laura Milke Garner).

To listen to the performance click here

(and click on the SPLAT icon at base then enter password: splat0909)

If you have trouble getting to hear it – please let me know via comments, will try to upload it.

For more info see http://www.radioplaysforkids.com.au

Recommended age 9-12yrs.

Finius Flume and the Fabulous Fandangle Factory

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I went to see this at the La Mama Courthouse Theatre on the 28th September 2011.

Finius Flume works long, looong, loooong hours at the Fandangle Factory. His job is to make sure all the fandangles are in perfect condition for giving out to the public. The fandangles were fun though and he wanted to play with them but when he tried a foreman would always come and interrupt his play, bossing him to get back to work!

I thought that the show was lively with VERY creative props, lots of comedy, some puppets, zany machines, stilt walking and more.

Recommended age: 3 to 7 years.

Here are some pics:

Finius & the Foreman

A funny chase - watchout Finius!

The bubble fandangle.

Photos provided by La Mama Courthouse Theatre  – Photographer Daisy Noyes.

Stay tuned… I will be adding my own fandangle inspired by the show – here later.

Still Awake, STILL!

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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!

END! 🙂


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.

Some Pics:

Miss Tinklefinger

Photos provided by the artist/The Arts Centre

It’s Not Circus It’s Science

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I saw this with my brother Josh and mum at the Northcote Kids Festival on the 28th September 2011. It was a kid’s theatre show put on by the duo Barnard and Wild of Teacup Tumble Theatre.

The play was about a very distinguished scientist-Professor Barnard, and a very clumsy scientist-Professor Wild. It is a play with acrobatics, lots of clowning around, whips and brain science. Professor Wild is the wildest scientist I have ever, ever, ever, ever encountered! However Professor Barnard is one of the stereotypical scientists – serious and smart. They try to work together on their experiments but their methods clash. The show was a real explosion of characters! There was also a sub-character- The Battery!!!

My favourite part was when mum and I got to go up on stage, to prove their scientific hypothesis that you ‘learn something better when it is harder to read’. I held up a sheet of paper with a lot of big scientific words on it and moved it around while mum had to read it like an acrobat standing on the professors’ thighs. Mum said she had fun being an acrobat but reading the words was not that hard, just confusing.

Interview with Josh (my brother):

Q. What did you think of the show?

A. It was funny, it was interesting and it was scary.

Q. Why was it scary?

A. Because of the whips- they were very loud!

Q .Which was your favourite scientist?

A. Professor Wild.

Q. Why was she your favourite?

A. Because she was funny- very funny.

Q. Would you have wanted to go on stage like I did?

A. No.

Q. Why?

A. Because I would feel scared.

Q. What part of the scientists’ outfits were your favourite?

A. That is a weird question.

Q. Well?

A. I’d have to say the glasses.

We all really enjoyed the show and hope maybe they get to do this show at Scienceworks and ArtPlay sometime so many others can see it too.

Recommended age: 5yrs+

From left to right: The Professors Barnard and Wild

The "wild" Professor Wild.

Above pictures provided by Professor A.Wild.

For more info see Teacup Tumble Theatre.

My artwork inspired by the show – created in Kid Pix Deluxe 4:

Crazy scientists in their lab