'Lost and afraid in the darkening bush, Dot is befriended by a kind Kangaroo. She eats the berries of understanding and is then able to communicate with all the bush creatures, who eventually guide her home.
'The intriguing tale of Dot and her Kangaroo is told by Ethel Pedley with the charm that has made this book an Australian favourite since it was first published in 1899. Now, as then, children will be enthralled by this oldest of Australian classics, it will endure to entertain generations to come.' (Publication summary)
'Creature is a new interactive digital and physical theatre experience based on the much loved Australian story, Dot and the Kangaroo.
'Discover the magical landscape of the Australian bush as you've never seen it before, where large scale 3D projections of familiar animals spring to life and respond to the dance and aerial performers on stage. How long before this unique native wildlife disappears as humans encroach on their habitat?
'Creature invites you to step into an enchanting world to explore how human actions affect the Australian environment.
'First commissioned by QPAC for the 2016 Out of the Box festival for children eight years and under.
'Proudly supported by Brisbane's Child. ' (Production summary)
Unit Suitable For:
AC: Years 5 and 6 (NSW Stage 3)
Follow the journey of settler's daughter Dot, a naive young girl lost and along in the bush - a desperate child in need of help to find her way home, Dot is befriended by a big red kangaroo who is searching for her lost joey.