A Little Bit of Blue

Next date: Saturday, 06 July 2024 | 10:00 AM

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A Detective Story, told with Puppetry, where you help solve the case. 

About the performance

A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive detective show for families, told with puppetry. As well as helping to unravel a mystery, the audience will learn about the extraordinary habits of the Australian Satin Bowerbird, and why they are so fascinated by the colour blue. 

The story begins with strange disappearances from Mrs Mavis Hooley’s home. Little things go missing: clothes pegs; a tea cup; a ball of wool. But then the thief takes it just one step too far. Mavis calls in a Detective to investigate. A stake out is required. In the dead of night, the Detective indeed finds something peculiar. The children’s role is to help him solve the case. 

Duration 40min


Performance Reviews 

“A great puppet show and a fantastic mix of entertainment and education.” 
– David Perkins Senior Programs Officer, Melbourne Museum 

“A gorgeous little show that was educating at the same time! My 3 & 5 year old sons loved it. They were smiling the entire way through (as was I!). Very clever puppeteer & beautiful props. Well done & thank you for a great morning.” 
– Michelle West, audience member, Northcote Kid’s Festival 


Families can attend the performance only or choose to add a Puppetry of Paper workshop where kids can make their own!  

10am Performance
11am Puppetry of Paper workshop

About the Workshop

Scrunch, Rip, Twist, Tear…! 

How many things can you do with a piece of paper? This workshop is based on Bunraku-style puppetry, a traditional Japanese form of theatre which involves three puppeteers working closely together to operate one puppet. Workshop participants will first work in groups to make a unique puppet out of paper. They will then learn techniques for bringing their puppet to life, as a team. Each group will work on short performances which will presented to the group. Participants will leave the workshop with a range of skills which can be applied to any kind of puppetry. This workshop suits a range of ages from 3 years up, from preschool to high school. It also works well for families, with a mixture of adults and young children in the same workshop. 

Duration 60min 



  • Saturday, 06 July 2024 | 10:00 AM


Montrose Town Centre, 935 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Montrose, 3765, View Map

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