Patch Theatre Company, South Australia’s longest running theatre company for children, weaves together six of Pamela Allen’s beloved stories in Mr McGee and the Biting Flea, performed from 27-28 June at Canberra Theatre Centre as part of a national tour.
This wonderful production, perfect for 4-8 year olds and families, has been enchanting children around Australia since 2007 using an assortment of props and found objects. Three performers bring the stories to sweet, music-infused life while offering powerful connections to the inner lives of children. Mr McGee and the Biting Flea features adaptations of Pamela Allen’s stories: Mr McGee, Alexander’s Outing, Belinda, Brown Bread and Honey, Mary Elizabeth’s House and Mr McGee and the Biting Flea.
This multi-award winning production has won the National Helpmann Award for ‘Best Children’s Presentation’ in 2008, the Adelaide Critics Circle Award for Innovation in 2007 and the Australian Performing Arts Centre’s National Drovers Award for ‘Touring Excellence’ in 2007.
As an added bonus, Canberra Theatre Centre is partnering with ACT Libraries to organise free library readings of Mr McGee and the Biting Flea throughout the start of June. Canberra Theatre Centre’s very own ‘Mr McGee’ will be travelling to Gungahlin, Dickson, Erindale, Tuggeranong and Belconnen libraries to share some stories in the lead up to the show.
Mr McGee and the Biting Flea
When: Friday 27 June to Saturday 28 June 2014
Where: Canberra Theatre
Price: Price/ Standard $22, Concession $20, Family (2 Adult + 2 Child) $52
10 AM & 1 PM Friday 27 June (SCHOOLS PERFORMANCE) / 10 AM & 1:30 PM Saturday 28 June
Duration/ 45 minutes, no interval
For further information contact Canberra Ticketing on (02) 6275 2700 or visit canberratheatrecentre.com.au
Free library readings
Gungahlin Library Thursday 19 June 2014 10.30 am – 11 am
Dickson Library Friday 20 June 2014 10.30 am – 11 am
Erindale Library Monday 23 June 2014 10.30 am – 11 am
Tuggeranong Library Tuesday 24 June 2014 10.30 am – 11 am
Belconnen Library Wednesday 25 June 2014 10.30 am – 11 am
(Media Release – Canberra Theatre Centre)