13 Apr - 14 Apr 2022
55 Minutes
$20 - $25

Guess How Much I Love You

Adapted from the books by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram

“I love you right up to the moon – and back.” 

Join the enchanting adventure of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare these Easter School Holidays as they discover the magic and colour of the seasons in a dazzling new adaptation of Sam McBratney’s timeless children’s books.

This playful story of love and nature unfolds on stage in an exciting show jam-packed full of exquisite puppetry and music.

Brought to life by the team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Spot, this all-time favourite will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre goers.

A must-see for fans of the book, hop to it and book your tickets now to avoid missing out!


AUDIENCE INFORMATION

General Public: Suitable for ages 3+ and their families
Childcare/OOSH/Vacation Care/Homeschool Groups: Suitable for ages 3+ and their supervisors (Early Stage 1 – Stage 3)

Duration: 55 minutes (No interval plus 15-minute Q&A following the 12pm performance on Thursday)


ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Relaxed Performance and Visual Story symbols

The performances on Wednesday 13 April at 12pm and Thursday 14 April at 10am will be Relaxed Performances. A Visual Story will be available closer to the performance season to accompany it. Please see the ‘Accessible Performances’ section below, for more information.

CHILDCARE/OOSH/VACATION CARE/HOMESCHOOL GROUP PERFORMANCES
Childcare, OOSH, Vacation and Home School Groups are welcome to attend any performance of Guess How Much I Love You. Please see the ‘School Holiday Groups Bookings and Resources’ section below, for more information and to book.

Cast & Creatives

Liesel Badorrek / Director

Isla Shaw / Designer

Richard Tulloch / Playwright

Benjamin Brockman / Lighting Designer

Gail Priest / Sound Designer

13 Apr 2022 12:00 pm

13 Apr 2022 2:00 pm

14 Apr 2022 10:00 am

14 Apr 2022 12:00 pm

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School Holiday Groups Bookings and Resources

Key Information and How to Book

Childcare/OOSH/Vacation Care/Homeschool Group Performances
Guess How Much I Love You is recommended for ages 3+ and their supervisors (Early Stage 1 – Stage 3). Groups are welcome to attend any of the performance sessions.

Duration
55 minutes (No interval plus 15-minute Q&A following the 12pm performance on Thursday)

School Holidays Booking Form
To book this performance for your Childcare, OOSH, Vacation Care or Homeschool Group, please click here and complete our School Holidays Booking Form.

More Information
Click here to visit our ‘Information for School Groups’ page to download a copy of our current Risk Assessment and find out more about our venue, getting here, accessibility, education resources and the booking process.

Enquiries
To discuss schools bookings further, please contact Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 or boxoffice@penrith.city

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Free Workshop

A free, interactive digital workshop will be available for groups who purchase tickets to Guess How Much I Love You, following the performance season. Stay tuned – Full details will be communicated via email closer to the date!

Curriculum Links and Resources

Curriculum Links
Coming soon – Please stay tuned!

Teachers Resource Kit
Coming soon – Please stay tuned!

Additional Resources
For additional resources including online media resources, please visit CDP’s Education Website here. It is free for all registered teachers and home school teachers to sign up and access the materials!


GENERAL RESOURCES

Risk Assessment
Click here to download a Word version of PP&VA’s Risk Assessment
Click here to download a PDF version of PP&VA’s Risk Assessment

A Handy Guide to Attending the Theatre
Attending the theatre is a magical and exciting experience for all ages. For some of your students, an excursion to The Joan may be their first time seeing live theatre. To ensure you have a positive and memorable time, we have put together a Handy Guide of tips to discuss with your students prior to attending a show.

Click here to download a Word version of the Guide
Click here to download a PDF version of the Guide

Accessible Performances

Relaxed Performance and Visual Story

Relaxed Performance and Visual Story symbols

The performances on Wednesday 13 April at 12pm and Thursday 14 April at 10am will be Relaxed Performances.

The Visual Story will be available to download here closer to the performance season.


What is a Relaxed Performance?Relaxed Performance symbol
Relaxed performances, screenings or events are designed to reduce anxiety and create a supportive atmosphere for patrons with autism spectrum conditions, learning disability and other sensory and communication needs. There is a relaxed attitude to regular theatre etiquette, such as noise and movement among the audience.

Modifications will differ depending on the event, but can include:

  • The doors to the theatre, gallery or venue space being left open to allow audience members to enter and exit as needed; and
  • Noise and movement and light and sound effects being toned down or removed.

Where possible, a Visual Story and/or Sensory Guide is provided prior to a Relaxed Event to further assist teachers and students in preparing for their excursion.

What is a Visual Story?Visual Story symbol
Using both words and pictures, a Visual Story introduces students to what they can expect during their excursion to the theatre or gallery. They briefly tell the story of your journey from the start to the end of the event in a factual way, offering positive options to help with fears and triggers such as loud noises.

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