Emily Loves to Bounce comes to life at the Araluen Arts Centre


Children and families are invited on an exciting and educational journey when Patch Theatre Company presents Emily Loves to Bounce at the Araluen Arts Centre from 29 – 30 March, 2017.

Inspired by three of the most loved books by Stephen Michael King (Henry and Amy, Emily Loves to Bounce and Patricia), Emily Loves to Bounce will transport audiences to a whimsical world where amazing ideas are expressed in extraordinary ways.

Director of the Araluen Cultural Precinct, Dr Mark Crees said “The Araluen Cultural Precinct is delighted to present Emily Loves to Bounce as our first family show for 2017.

“It’s a fun show about carefree Henry, practical Amy and a ball named Emily, and teaches children that working together in spite of your differences brings out the best in everyone.”

Patch Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Naomi Edwards added “Emily Loves to Bounce is full of humour and so utterly relatable - the wonderful music, the colourful set where the balls and boxes take on a life of their own - and the magical lighting design by Geoff Cobham.”

Emily Loves to Bounce
is suited for children between the ages of four and eight years old and is built around a series of games, songs and imaginings, rather than a traditional story structure.

“It celebrates the exuberance and joy of childhood play,” explained Edwards.

Guests don’t need to have read the books to share in the joy of the production, with the performance effectively capturing the imagination of all audience members.

Emily Loves to Bounce
will be live on stage at the Araluen Arts Centre on Wednesday 29 March, 6pm and Thursday 30 March, 10am and 1pm.

Ticket prices are $22.00 for both adults and children.

Tickets are available online at www.araluenartscentre.nt.gov.au or from the Araluen Box Office on (08) 8951 1122.

Patch Theatre Company is Australia’s only national theatre company dedicated to making theatre for four to eight year olds. Over its 44 year history the company has performed to over 1.7 million children and their families both nationally and internationally, including seasons in the US, Singapore and Canada.

Emily Loves to Bounce. Photos by Sam Oster, Silvertrace. Courtesy of Patch Theatre Company

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