Show about imagination
Growing a flower, making a friend and waking up your world is the basis for a new children’s theatre show about friendship, music, planting and playfulness coming to Horsham in Easter school holidays.
That’s not a Daffodil will be at Horsham Town Hall on April 12 and include 10.30am and 1.30pm shows.
That’s not a Daffodil, inspired by Elizabeth Honey’s award-winning picture book, is about an imaginative young boy and his elderly Turkish neighbour. Tom is wary of Mr Yilmaz at first, but friendship, trust and playfulness blossom as they grow a daffodil together and enter into each other’s lives.
Rosalind Price, producer and former children’s book publisher said the show was funny and friendly and alive with music, puppetry and animation.
“It’s perfect for little kids aged from three to six – they get totally involved – but it works for older kids, parents and grandparents, too, because it’s full of surprises,” she said.
“Everyone can join in. The themes are timely and universal: Growth and transformation, the cycle of seasons, tuning into nature, connecting with people across age and cultural difference, and seeing the relationships between all things.”
Turkish-australian director Görkem Acaroglu leads an outstanding team of Honey, composermusical director Sue Johnson, performers Kayla Hamill, also a clown doctor in children’s hospitals, experienced Turkish actor Celal Perk, designer Katherine Branch and lighting designer Shane Grant.
Horsham Town Hall marketing co-ordinator Charee Smith said That’s not a Daffodil was part of the venue’s commitment to support families to engage and connect through great theatre experiences.
“We’re encouraging grandparents and parents who are seeking holiday inspiration to enjoy this delightful show that displays playfulness no matter what your age,” she said.
Tickets are $20 an adult, $15 concession and $60 for a family and are available online at horshamtownhall.com.au or by calling 5382 9555.