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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 You and Me and the Space Between
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'“In the ocean stood an island. At its every side was the sea, and the tides found its top and its tail. This land was so small, and this ocean so large, that the people who lived there did not even know that it was an island. They just saw a vast blue, beyond that which they knew, and never even thought of what might be out there.

'But one didn’t. On the island, in a house, on a hill, grew a girl. And she knew what she was told: that this island held all that there was. But still she found herself wondering sometimes, about all that there wasn’t – things that weren’t facts, but things that were maybes, and could-bes, and ifs. Could there be another place, say, where the stars right above her could be seen from the left, but the ones to her right could be looked at straight up?”

'When the island of The Proud Circle springs a leak, its citizens must find a solution to stop their home disappearing forever. But it’s going to take all the ingenuity of their youngsters to ensure they don’t lose their way of living in the process.'

Source: Terrapin Puppet Theatre ( (Sighted: 26/04/2017)

Production Details

  • Produced by the Terrapin Puppet Theatre and Honolulu Theatre for Youth, who commissioned the script. The production had stable cast and crew members, including the puppeteer, but the roles of narrator and artist varied across productions.

    All productions:

    Director: Sam Routledge

    Writer: Finegan Kruckemeyer

    Designer: Jonathon Oxlade

    Composer & Musician: Dean Stevenson

    Lighting Designer: Nicholas Higgins

    Consultant: Ian Pidd

    Production Manager: Andrew MacDonald

    Puppeteer: Felicity Horsley

    Ten Days on the Island (Earl Arts Centre, Launceston, 16-18 March 2017):

    Narrator: Jane Longhurst

    Artist: Tom O’Hern

    Edinburgh cast:

    Narrator: Rosalind Sydney

    Artist: Tom O’Hern

    Darwin cast:

    Narrator: Emily Tomlins

    Artist: Badiucao

    Brisbane cast:

    Narrator: Margi Brown Ash

    Artist: Paul Lalo

    Melbourne cast:

    Narrator: Katherine Tonkin

    Artist: Oslo Davis

    Sydney cast:

    Narrator: Raelee Hill

    Artist: Cathy Wilcox

    Tasmanian Touring Company:

    Narrator: Jane Longhurst

    Artist: Tom O’Hern

    Puppeteer/Technician: Theresa O’Connor

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