Pearlie in the Park
by Wendy Harmer
with music by Phillip Scott
For 3 - 9 year olds
Everyone has heard of the fairies who live at the bottom of the garden. But did you know that fairies also live in the big city? Of course they do!
Pearlie looks after Jubilee Park and it keeps her very busy. Every day she makes the slippery dip slippery, opens all the flowers, polishes the dragonflies' wings, and looks after all the animals who live in the park. But one day she wakes up to find everything topsy-turvy. Hurly-burly! What can have gone wrong? It's up to Pearlie to find out . . . A delightfully funny urban fairy-tale, ‘Pearlie in the Park’ is brought to life by the talented young performers of Marian Street Theatre for Young People and directed by Artistic Director of MSTYP Margie McCrae.
Wendy Harmer is an Australian author, children's writer, playwright and dramatist, radio show host, comedian and television personality. She is host of ABC Radio Sydney's Morning radio program.
Acclaimed composer Phillip Scott, best known for his work on the ‘Wharf Revue’ and with the ABC, brings the music magic to this joyful production.
This magical production of Pearlie in the Park will be seen by 5,500 children and their families. For many of them it will be their first experience of live theatre.
Theatre and the creative arts are vital for children and young people, promoting emotional resilience, confidence and skills for life. A new January production will enable Marian Street Theatre for Young People to vastly expand the work we do with young people.
How You Can Help
Your help will give fifteen young performers the opportunity to take part in a full 2 week 23 show season of a play by one of Australia’s funniest and most loved comediennes and writers, Wendy Harmer. Mentored by theatre professionals our young students will become actors, lighting and sound operators, stage managers and front of house staff on the production.
There is a special magic for our young audiences as they watch performers on stage who are not much older than themselves! There is a real excitement at the end of each show when they are invited to come up to meet and mingle with the cast.
However, it costs $3500 to put each of our young people on stage.
Individuals and organisations who believe that the arts are vital to the health and well-being of young people can become an essential part of this process through donating or sponsoring this production.
All funds will help us achieve our goals to inspire young people to get involved in theatre as participants and also to inspire and create the new audiences of the future.
Your donation could ignite the flame for a lifelong passion for the Arts.
This is your chance to spread the magic of theatre - only through your support will Pearlie come to the stage!