Tales My Cat Told Me
Director: Alison Green
Written By: Avril Cummins
Featured Artists: Avril Cummins, Jake Nathane
Company: HeyJanice Productions
A captivating collection of stories for children aged 4-9
One overcast and drizzly day, Lucy discovers something rather remarkable. Her cat, Fluffy, can talk! In this mesmerising play, Fluffy regales Lucy and the audience with tales from his many previous lives. See the world like you’ve never seen it before: from the unique perspective of a cat!
The tales Fluffy tells take inspiration from various animal folk tales, including Aesop’s “”The Cat and the Fox”” and the German folktale, “”The Musicians of Bremen””. Each story is told using a different storytelling form: mask work; stick puppets; picture story-telling (inspired by the ancient Japanese artform of Kamishibai); shadow puppetry and song.
This show is highly interactive, and kids simply adore Fluffy!
Avril Cummins (writer, performer)
Avril Cummins has developed and performed six original shows for young children since August 2016 (The Magic In Me, Chaos-mas, Granny Susan Incredible I, II and III, Veronica’s Monster). She has extensive experience in Dramatic Arts education and is passionate about the power of theatre to nurture creativity and self-confidence in young people. She has also written and collaborated on numerous plays for older audiences: Bucket List (2016/17/18), Hats (2010), and Requiem for the Living (2016) are some of the highly successful shows on which she has worked. She is an active member of the Causing A Scene improvisation troupe which performs regularly at PopArt Theatre in Maboneng. Catch her other shows at Festival 2018: The Cloud Catcher (a fantasy adventure, for little people) and Bucket List (a dark comedy, for big people).
About HeyJanice Productions
HeyJanice Productions is the brainchild of Avril Cummins. She offers performances and workshops to schools and corporates at competitive rates, in a variety of different styles, genres and skills.