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5th March 2013

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE AND CDP WITH TALL STORIES’ MAGICAL MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF

ROOM ON THE BROOM

"A truly theatrical feast that leaves both adults and children fully entertained. Five stars" The List


"55 minutes of high-energy treat" Sunday Times

The witch and her animal friends will fly into Sydney Opera House this April school holidays when much loved children’s book Room on the Broom is brought to life on stage.

The team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child return with this magical musical adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Room on the Broom combines physical theatre, music and beautiful puppetry to bring this popular story about friendship, cooperation and sharing to the stage for children aged 3-8… and their grown-ups!

Bridgette van Leuven, Head of Education and Young People at Sydney Opera House said, “If you loved the award winning picture book, Room on the Broom, this production will be a magical first-time theatrical event for young children.  This charming tale features a dynamic cast, delightful puppets and toe tapping music for the whole family to enjoy.”


How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind…

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two!

When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

There’s no better place for families than Sydney Opera House during the April school holidays. Children can discover a house of fun, magic and history with a Kids Discovery Tour or join in the free Creative Play activities in the Western Foyers before and after shows.

Recommended for ages 3 - 8

Season Details: ROOM ON THE BROOM
Dates: 14 – 27 April
Venue: Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
Website: sydneyoperahouse.com/kids
Bookings: 02 9250 7777

FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES CONTACT:
Jane Davis
02 9250 7440 / 0401 718 230
jdavis@sydneyoperahouse.com

 

Notes to editors:
Room on the Broom is part of Sydney Opera House Kids at the House program, a year round series of performances and creative experiences for young people. Keep up to date with Kids at the House by joining us on our Facebook page: Kids at the House – Sydney Opera House


CDP is an award winning theatre production house specialising in 'boutique' theatre of the highest quality. Renowned for their touring expertise, their productions are seen in theatres throughout Australia, in capital cities as well as in metropolitan, regional and remote communities. They have also toured to the Edinburgh Festival, London International Theatre Festival and to New Zealand.

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