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.”
Come dressed up in your favourite Easter inspired outfit for your chance to win a copy of the picture book Guess How Much I Love You. Click here to find out more.
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!
SEE THE SHOW AND PARTICIPATE IN THE FREE ACTIVITIES
- Dress Up Competition;
- Petting Zoo (Wednesday 13 April only);
- Pop Up Library and Live Story Readings;
- Easter Egg Guessing Competition;
- ‘I Spy Bunnies’ Trail; and
- Pop Up Book Shop
Click here for more information and to plan your magical day out to the theatre now.
Click here to download a Guess How Much I Love You colouring-in sheet.
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)
The performances on Wednesday 13 April at 12pm and Thursday 14 April at 10am will be Relaxed Performances. A Visual Story is available to download here. 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
Kailah Cabanas / Puppetry Consultant
Catherine McNamara / Little Nut Brown Hare
Drew Wilson / Big Nut Brown Hare
Christopher Vernon / Narrator
Jesse Hilford / Company Stage Manager
Emily Phillips / Assistant Stage Manager
James D Morgan / Production Photos
13 Apr 2022 12:00 pm
13 Apr 2022 2:00 pm
14 Apr 2022 10:00 am
14 Apr 2022 12:00 pm
(1 free supervisor per 10 children)
This production has one or more Relaxed Performances available.
A Visual Story is available to download to accompany the Relaxed Performance of this production.
Our theatres are all equipped with space for wheelchairs with strong sight lines and easy access.
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.
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.
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.
To discuss schools bookings further, please contact Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A free, interactive digital workshop will be available for groups who purchase tickets to Guess How Much I Love You following the performance season.
It will allow students to interact with the Director of Guess How Much I Love You, Loesel Badorrek and explore the production further.
The 45-minute workshop, delivered via Zoom will be held on Thursday 26 May 2022 at 9:30am AEST and is free for all groups who book tickets to see the show to participate in.
Spaces for the workshop are limited – A special link will be sent to all groups to register for the workshop, after they have booked tickets for the show.
Curriculum Links and Resources
Curriculum Links and Teachers Resource Kit
A Teachers Resource Kit including curriculum links can be accessed through the CDP Education portal here. It is free for all schools and registered homeschoolers to sign up to gain access to the kit.
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!
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.
Relaxed Performance and Visual Story
The performances on Wednesday 13 April at 12pm and Thursday 14 April at 10am will be Relaxed Performances.
Click here to download the Visual Story for Guess How Much I Love You.
What is a Relaxed Performance?
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?
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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