'Four people sit in four rooms and try to make themselves better: the opera singer wants to sing louder; the strongman wants to be stronger; the martial artist wants to be more artful; and the kid wants to play with them all. But one day, two deliverymen arrive. And in their arms, is a box. And in the box, is a machine. And in the machine... are the pictures.
'When the pictures came, they sucked in stories, and secrets, and four characters with no idea what they were in for - they spat out revelations, and magics, and impossibilities. Now the pictures are here, tastes can be heard, sounds can be seen, heads will roll (literally), and shadows abandon their bodies. Now the pictures are here, once upon a times will happen twice, and happy ever afters are gone in the blink of an eye.
'For four characters, the inside world will mash with the outside, and the mess create a flood big enough to wash all rules away. Hold your breath - we're going in. ' Source: www.terrapin.org.au/c (Sighted 19/04/2011).
Collaboration between Terrapin Puppet Theatre and the Children's Art Theatre of China in association with the Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham UK, and Reckless Moments.
Premiered on International Children's Day 2010 in Shanghai.
Produced at Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide, 25 - 28 March 2011 as part of the 2011 Come Out Festival, Adelaide.
Produced at Playhouse Theatre, Hobart, 1 - 3 April 2011, as part of Ten Days on the Island.
Director: Frank Newman.