This information is for Presenters of You and Me and the Space Between.  Information for audiences is available here.

 

 

Part play, part picture book and all wondrous fun, a magical story of an adventurous girl unfolds as an illustrator draws the pictures live in front of our eyes!

The island is sinking. Its adults are useless. Time for the kids to save the day.

The island of Proud Circle springs a leak and its citizens must find a way to stop their home from disappearing. It takes the wondering mind of a child to save the island, its people and their ways. Adventures happen, horizons widen and important things are said.

From the mind of Australia’s most accomplished children’s playwright, Finegan Kruckemeyer, comes a tale of wonder and invention that is brought to life in unexpected ways. Storytelling, choreographed projections and live drawn animation explore the plight of refugees fleeing environmental change through the eyes of a child.

Step inside a picture book with an artist and storyteller, amidst a paper set that is cut, ripped, patched and manipulated live to create a world of play.

The different elements used to tell the story combine harmoniously and winningly. An engaging opportunity to see a children’s picture book come to life ArtsHub

Kruckemeyer has created a universal, poignant allegory of the refugee plight which resonates with all ages, and Terrapin’s telling of it is inventive and charmingAustralian Stage

This illustrated adventure story emerges, under the direction of Sam Routledge, with great charm. The Age

A magical and beguiling piece of theatre. ABC Radio National

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COMING PERFORMANCES

2018: January, IPAY Showcase, Philadelphia

PAST PERFORMANCES

2017: Edinburgh International Children’s Festival
2017: Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania
2017: Sydney Festival
2016: Darwin Festival
2016: Brisbane Festival
2016: Melbourne Festival

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Director: Sam Routledge
Writer: Finegan Kruckemeyer
Designer: Jonathon Oxlade
Composer & Musician: Dean Stevenson
Lighting Designer: Nicholas Higgins
Consultant: Ian Pidd
Artist: Tom O’Hern
Puppeteer: Felicity Horsley
Production Manager: Andrew MacDonald

Narrator: Can be engaged locally or toured

Image artist: Tom O’Hern
Photo:
Peter Mathew

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PRESENTER INFORMATION 

You and Me Technical Requirements 

You and Me Marketing Pack 

You and Me Teachers’ Notes 

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The script for You and Me and the Space Between was co-commissioned by Terrapin and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. The project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Ten Days on the Island, Darwin Festival, Brisbane Festival, Melbourne Festival, Sydney Festival and Terrapin.
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