Cubbin Theatre Company
took Christchurch by storm with a sold out season of their baby
show UP AND AWAY, and now they're back with a
fresh, playful show for preschoolers, aptly named PLAY
PLAY PLAY is a 45 minute physical theatre
experience for children aged 3 to 4 and their grownups, encouraging
body positivity through music and play.
At Cubbin Theatre Company, we are pioneers of
New Zealand theatre, focussing specifically on making playful, high
quality theatrical work for audiences under five. Our ethos is
based on respect for our young audiences and we care deeply about
connecting with children on their level. A huge amount of research
goes in to each one of our shows. The narrow target age range
reflects the big changes in development children go through during
their first five years: a creative experience that speaks to a one
year old will be very different than that which speaks to a four
year old. PLAY PLAY is the very best of what
Cubbin offers to audiences.
PLAY PLAY focusses on the very beginnings of
body positivity. We explore this through music, physical theatre
and play. Studies show that body consciousness can begin as early
as the preschool years. Yes, that early! It's a pretty scary
thought, but PLAY PLAY presents a positive,
nurturing approach to the issue, looking at the amazing things our
bodies can do through play and putting emphasis not on size and
shape, but on imagination and possibilities.
Cubbin are delighted to be teaming up with some of
Christchurch's top creative artists. Joining Cubbin co-founders Mel, Hannah and
Amy are renowned Christchurch composer, musician and
all-round awesome guy Hamish Oliver. He's creating
an original, interactive soundtrack. On stage, Hannah will be
joined by the exceptional Phoebe Hurst, (That
Bloody Woman, Mr Burns).
The Isaac Theatre
Royal are coming to play once again! PLAY
PLAY will be part of their Company in Residence pilot
programme and will be rehearsed and performed in the inviting
Gloucester Room. But while we have a glorious space to perform in,
we are still short of the funds needed to make PLAY
PLAY come alive. PLAY PLAY will be simple
yet sophisticated but we can't make a play about play without stuff
to play with! The funds raised from this campaign will go towards
technical equipment and fun stuff - namely lighting, sound, music,
set, props and costumes.
If you want to support high quality, innovative theatre for
children from a theatre company on a mission, then PLAY
PLAY is the project for you! All donations, big or small,
will be massively appreciated.
We believe Christchurch is the best place in the world to be a
child and Cubbin Theatre Company is passionate
about being an integral part of that experience. We need you to
Please support the future of theatre in Christchurch by
clicking on that big donate button over there.