Riverside Theatre Offers Family Fun this Summer

Riverside Theatre Offers Family Fun this Summer

Oodles of fun for children will be on offer at Riverside Theatres this June and July with two family productions taking to the stage including Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium and Blinky Bill.

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium is the aqua-fantastic follow-up to the internationally loved and celebrated Erth's Dinosaur ZooÔ. The team at Erth have spent years scouring the seven seas and collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep for their giant aquarium - and now children are invited to dive in and meet these aquatic critters in person.

An interactive puppet show, Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium features skilled handlers alongside colossal sized creatures and not-so-big beasts including a Plesiosaurs, Kronosaurus and Kimberella.

On July 1, the much-loved children's entertainer Georgia Adamson (CDP's Snugglepot and Cuddlepie) joins Ensemble Offspring for the new musical production, Blinky Bill. Inspired by Dorothy Wall's classic tale about a mischievous koala, Blinky Bill features old-fashioned colonial folk tunes, contemporary sounds of the Australian landscape, interactive moments, songs and narrated excerpts from the bush classic.

For this journey of sound, the musical mavericks from Sydney, Ensemble Offspring, have brought together some of Australia's foremost contemporary composers including Anne Boyd, Matthew Hindson, Elena Kats-Chernin and Ross Edwards.

As Blinky Bill goes on his adventures with his friends Nutsy, Splodge, Flap, Marcia and Mr Wombat, families will discover a fascinating array of undiscovered sounds made with unique instruments such as the marimba, bass clarinet, waterphone and hands-on percussion instruments!

What: Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium

When: Tuesday 27 June at 6.30pm

Tickets: Single $30, Family of 4 $105, Riverside Members $25

Transaction fees: phone $4.60, web $3.60 and counter $2.60.

Suitable for: Ages 5+

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium has been supported by Carriageworks' IN DEVELOPMENT program, the NSW Government through Arts NSW and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

What: Blinky Bill
When: Saturday July 1 at 10.15am
Tickets: Single $19, Family of 4 $65, Riverside Members $16

Transaction fees: phone $4.60, web $3.60 and counter $2.60.

Suitable for: Ages 2+

Location: Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Bookings: riversideparramatta.com.au or (02) 8839 3399

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