ShowaShu-in for kids
A child’s world of discovery, imagination and wonder will be revealed when Capital E National Theatre for Children brings its new show to town.
Created by Laura Gaudin, Rachel Callinan and Gina Moss for children at early childhood centres and up to year-3 primary students, Shu’s Song not only provides an introduction to the world for youngsters, but also an introduction to live theatre.
The 50-minute non-verbal visual theatre experience using puppetry, music, movement, sound and light follows the journey of Shu, an engaging character who is learning how to adapt to an unfamiliar world. With each new encounter, Shu’s curiosity evolves gradually into confidence.
‘‘It’s about Shu discovering the secret life of everyday objects in places such as a home office – about exploring our environments and build- ing relationships,’’ explains Capital E’s Pippa Drakeford. ‘‘Shu’s imagination then brings these objects to life.’’
Shu’s Song provides an opportunity for children to explore and discover drama and sound, to understand how things can be achieved when working together as a group.
‘‘It tells a story we will all recognise – a path to understanding our complex world and the challenges faced along the way.’’
Communicating emotion, purpose and response using non-verbal sound, music, light and puppetry, Shu’s Song takes on a universal aspect. There are two shows in the Regent on Broadway next Thursday, May 5, at 9.30am and 11am.
Shu’s Song, a new early childhood show from Capital E National Theatre for Children performs in the Regent on Broadway next week.