Turn on the Light: Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2020

Written by Peter Wilson and Kenny King
Music by Liam Reid
Puppets Sharon Johnstone

Meet Kenny, he is the caregiver for Tim. It's bed time, but Tim is convinced there is a monster under his bed. Kenny tells him there are no such things as monsters under the bed. Tim is not convinced and continues to search under the bed. In an attempt to get Tim into bed, Kenny lends a hand, only to find the cat hiding under the bed. There is no monster only a cat, now turn the light off and go to sleep says Kenny.
Leave the light on and tell me a story.
The story finished - the lights go out. No! Turn the light on.
I am afraid of the dark! And so begins a lights on, lights off, lights on, lights off...
Tim finally falls asleep.

From out of the shadows comes frog, spider, cat and mouse. They are creatures of the night and not afraid of the dark at all. Whether Tim dreams he meets them or he wakes and meets them, we don’t know. All we know is that he understands from meeting them that there is nothing to be afraid of in the dark.

Full of original music, songs and actions, the puppet characters from Turn on the Light weave a story that helps Tim overcome his fear of the dark. Turn on the Light is a wonderful introduction to theatre for young audiences, performed in the intimacy of your own centre, classroom or school hall. Turn on the Light is not only entertaining, it is a great learning experience for young audiences.

Turn on the Light is performed solo, by long time actor/puppeteer of Little Dog Barking Theatre Mr. Kenny King.

Show times:
Sat 22 Feb, 10am
Sat 22 Feb, 12pm
Sun 23 Feb, 10am
Sun 23 Feb, 12pm

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Event times

Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent, SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton

New Zealand

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