Ruby's Wish single work   drama   - 1 hour & 10 minutes
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'I’s back! The beguiling story of Ruby, a little girl who may not believe in fairytales but who certainly believes in wishes. Confined to a hospital bed for much of her childhood, little Ruby has had to grow up far too fast, and confront too much. But when she is visited by Dot, a tongue-tied clown doctor, she finds a way to use her greatest asset: her imagination.

'With exquisite puppetry, in a tale forged of fantasy and reality, Ruby’s Wish is a pocket-sized bundle of charm for all ages. As we watch the two misfits – ailing child and awkward clown – create their fantasy world of mop monsters, bed caves and imaginary paper friends, we are drawn into Ruby’s bittersweet life – and come to see that imagination can make almost anything come true.

'After a rapturously received outing in 2014, we’re very pleased to bring MAKEbeLIVE’s puppets, magic, beatboxing and exquisite performances back for another season. If you missed it last time, well, here is your second chance.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Performed at Belvoir Street Theatre, Downstairs Theatre, Surry Hills, New South Wales : 21 September - 9 October 2016.


    Holly Austin

    Adriano Cappelletta

    Kate Sherman


    By Holly Austin, Adriano Cappelletta & Jo Turner

    Concept Holly Austin

    Director Jo Turner

    Set & Costume Designer Pip Runciman

    Lighting Designer Verity Hampson

    Lighting Design Associate Alexander Berlage

    Puppetry Director Alice Osborne

    Composer & Sound Designer Steve Francis

    Animation Tim Watts

    Puppets Erth Visual & Physical Inc.

    Interactive Designer Annie McKinnon

    Producer Clara Iaccarino

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