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The truths we share with our children can lead to stronger relationships

  • Dates:23 - 27 Feb
  • Time(s):6:30pm
  • Venue:Studio Underground

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  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Ticket Price:$39
  • Venue:Studio Underground

Description

"The Smallest Stage is the heartfelt autobiographical story of love between a parent and child by Manjimup writer Kim Crotty.  Whilst serving a two-year sentence in Dartmoor prison for growing cannabis, Kim discovered that ordinary means of communication with his two sons (then three and five) were heartbreakingly ineffective. Desperate to maintain his relationship with them and powerless in his real world, he created fictional worlds to overcome the divide that separated them. He wrote and illustrated 47 children’s stories for his sons, before being deported back to Australia and reunited with them.   The Smallest Stage is a thoughtfully crafted story for all theatre lovers. It explores how some children learn the hard way that parents don’t always get things right, and that even in the most unlikely of places, love, creativity and a handful of felt-tips can overcome the mistakes that divide us. A story for parents and children nine and over to share, The Smallest Stage deals with uncomfortable truths – but handles them with tenderness, interspersed with funny and colourful stories of the alternate superheroes that Kim created for his sons.  Buy an audience ticket or get involved and buy an interactive ticket so you and your nine to 12-year-old can be part of the show. A note for parents: The show contains carefully handled but honest references to adult themes including drugs, family violence and imprisonment. It also contains references to cake decorating, competitive racing slugs of improbable size and the extraordinary ways we can tell our children how much we love them. " Warnings: "Contains adult themes and drug references Recommended for ages 9+" Access: "WCH/ assistive listening / AD / TT / auslan Auslan interpreted performance Fri 25 Feb 6.30pm Audio described performance Sat 26 Feb 6.30pm/ Tactile tour available before the show on Sat 26 Feb (starts 5.30pm)"

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