13 August 2013

Elohgulp washes you down the plughole at Courtyard Studio

| Barcham
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Jigsaw Theatre are inviting families to join them on a puppet filled adventure down the plughole and into the land of Elohgulp, which is where all the gross stuff that we wash down the drain ends up living.

Jigsaw do great work and you couldn’t hope for a better cast so this will probably be pretty special.

There’s also the chance to win a family pass by entering a colouring competition, so grab the form/picture here.

Ever wondered what happens to all the sudsy gludsy stuff that goes down the plughole? Where does it all end up? Michael Francis Willoughby is about to find out and audiences are invited to join him when Canberra’s own Jigsaw Theatre and the Canberra Theatre Centre present Michael Francis Willoughby in Elohgulp at The Courtyard Studio from 28 September.

Elohgulp is the world at the bottom of all the plugholes and gully-traps and drains that swallow up all the good and bad and ugly stuff that gets flushed and washed and swept away down our gutters and sinks and bathtubs. It’s inhabited by Drits (all bits and bobs and dribble-blobs) and Assupods (all froth and muddlesuds) and a very scary creature called The Gludse.

Written and directed by AWGIE (Australian Writers Guild Industry Excellence Award) winning playwright Chris Thompson; featuring music from John Shortis; puppetry direction by Catherine Roach and starring local performers Raoul Craemer and Barb Barnett, Michael Francis Willoughby in Elohgulp is a tale of adventures down the plughole not to be missed! Audiences will be sucked into a world of puppetry, music and ‘jumbledygook’ language in a story about friendship, personal courage, environmental responsibility and facing up to the things you are most afraid of.

Jigsaw are also running three recycled puppet puppet workshops at CMAAG on the 18th of August, and there’s an opportunity for kids to meet the star of Elohgulp after the show on the 5th of October.

Performances: Saturday 28 September – 12 October 2013, 10.30am & 12.30pm
Venue: The Courtyard Studio
Duration: Approx. 60 mins, no Interval Warning: Fog/haze effects
Prices: Adult $25.00*, Concession $20.00*, Children (under 12) $15.00*, Family (2 adults & 2 children) $75.00*
Tickets: Contact Canberra Ticketing on (02) 6275 2700 or visit canberratheatrecentre.com.au
*Transaction fee of $3.30 applies (per transaction)

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