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SeeSaw Junior Review: “Sam is an amazing performer, and this show is excellent fun. If you need a laugh and a good message, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Beanstalk is the best place to go!”

Beanstalk // SeeSaw

Junior Review by Asha Grandage, age 8.

“Sam is an amazing performer, and this show is excellent fun. If you need a laugh and a good message, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Beanstalk is the best place to go! The Spare Parts foyer is also lots of fun, and you can explore and play with some puppets there.”

Beanstalk is a really clever and fun show. In this version of the famous fairy tale, Jack is actually very lazy and turns out to be a thief! Brian the giant, who is usually shown as a frightening human-eating character, is actually very kind, and tries to be a good host to Jack.

Written and performed by Sam Longley and directed by Philip Mitchell, this hilarious show is written from the giant’s perspective.

Brian the giant performs the story with fruit and vegetables as props and other characters. For example, people – whom the giant calls “groundlers”, are tomatoes!

Brian lives in a lovely rustic cloud kitchen, cleverly designed by Bryan Woltjen. When Jack finds the giant’s cloud kitchen, he is very rude about it!

Lee Buddle’s bouncy and fun score is the perfect accompaniment to Sam’s performance. You can hear percussion made with pots, pans and cutlery, and there is even the sound of a carrot being eaten!

Sam is an amazing performer, and this show is excellent fun. If you need a laugh and a good message, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Beanstalk is the best place to go! The Spare Parts foyer is also lots of fun, and you can explore and play with some puppets there.

Beanstalk

DATE: Jan 11 – 30 | 10am & 1pm daily (except Sundays and public holidays)

BOOK TICKETS online or call 9335 5044