Miss Ivory Tinklefinger, Queen of Sleep, is hired to sing the audience to sleep, but tonight her music has a mind of its own.
Her lullabies come alive in an anarchic show that emerges like magic from under the lid of her ingenious grand piano. The consequences are wild – and irresistible to children and adults alike.
‘It’s visual theatre that sometimes feels like an opera and sometimes like a comedy. It's rich and beautiful, abstract and ridiculous. It’s genre-defying and absolutely empowering for children. We want them to feel a part of the show.’ Director Jessica Wilson
Perfect for children 4-10 and their families.
Still Awake Still!
Starring Carolyn Connors, Dan Witton and Renato Vacirca
Deviser/Director, Jessica Wilson
Musical Director/Composer, Sue Johnson
Lyricist, Elizabeth Honey
Designer, Jonathon Oxlade
Lighting Designer, Phil Lethlean
Tour Lighting Designer, Sam Doyle
Devised by Jessica Wilson with the collaborating artists
Inspired by songs from the book I’m Still Awake, Still!
by Elizabeth Honey and Sue Johnson
‘It’s impossible not to be charmed by the clever blend of comedy and song which celebrates in the zaniest possible way the playfulness of children, while giving them a rather sophisticated glimpse into the world of music.’
Cameron Woodhead, The Age, 3 October 2014
Melbourne premiere, Arts Centre Melbourne, 2011
New York premiere, New Victory Theater, 2014
USA tour to NY, Pittsburgh, Fayetteville, Costa Mesa, 2014
Australian tour to 23 venues, 2014
(See Tour History tab for details)
Contact the Producers: Jessica Wilson or Rosalind Price