Gran's Bag with Chrissie Shaw

COMMENTS FROM SCHOOLS

“This show was wonderful. The children were thoroughly engaged and talked about elements of the show for some timeafterwards. The children have been eager to make their own puppets. Thank-you for coming to our school this was a very
positive experience for all involved and even our more reserved students had a fabulous time.”

Aranda Primary School, ACT
(Preschool – Y3 children attended)

“The show was great and the students were entertained. The ability to ask questions at the end was fantastic and the students were fascinated by the workings of the bag. The students talked about the show after the performance for the rest of the day and it influenced an assessment piece of narrative writing in the coming weeks. Chrissie was very approachable, great with the students and a pleasure to have in the school.”

Evatt Primary School, ACT
(Preschool – Y2 children attended)

Gran's Bag

performed by Chrissie Shaw

THE PERFORMER

Chrissie Shaw is an actor/musician who has lived in Canberra for the last 21 years. Previously her work included touring with the Pipi Storm Company, performing shows and running workshops for children all over Australia. Gran's Bag has done a tour of libraries for South East Arts Region, NSW in July 2009 followed by a season at Riverside Theatre Parramatta in August 2009, and performances in Canberra preschools since September.

THE PERFORMANCE

When Gran comes to visit, she brings her beautiful big red bag. It is a treasure trove of secrets and small delights. All sorts of surprises emerge, and lots of great stories. The best story of all is how Gran found her magic carpet bag – or did her bag find her?

Gran's Bag is a show full of puppets, bags large and small, songs and stories. The stories tell us about all sorts of Grans and their grandchildren, and take us to a city in Australia, a lonely witch's house in a deep dark forest, a bus going to the beach, and a house in China.

SUITABILITY:
Preschool – Year 2
DURATION:
40 minutes (plus discussion)
COST PER STUDENT:
$3.50 + 35c gst
MIN PER SESSION:
$462 ($420 + $42 gst if less than 120 students)
MAX AUDIENCE SIZE:
150
REQUIREMENTS:
INDOOR space of 3m wide, 2m deep,
with a height clearance of 2.4m.