Echidna tale delights kids

Published on Friday 1 February, 2019


Kids will be delighted to watch Spike the Echidna at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 9 March.

This heart-warming show by Little Wing Puppets – told through contemporary shadow puppetry – is an interactive experience for the audience, with lively and original music by Mal Webb.

Spike hatches from his egg far away from home after he is stolen from his nest and a young girl, who is being bullied by other children, finds him while playing alone in the bush.

At first he doesn’t have any spikes and she doesn’t know what kind of creature he is. As she tries to find out where he comes from, she accidentally puts him in dangerous situations – in the nests of a crocodile, an emu and a turtle.

Spike feels frightened, rejected and alone, but as the story unfolds the girl helps him to discover where he belongs and he helps her to find her own ‘spikes’ and stand up to the bullies.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said Spike the Echidna tells a very relatable story for many children and their parents.

“Stories like the one about Spike and the young girl who finds him, give families a way to explore issues affecting kids, such as bullying, in a non-confronting way,” the Mayor said.

“It’s also a great way to introduce children to the magic of theatre performance.”

For bookings or more information, please visit the link below or call the Box Office on 9498 9414.

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