Click on this cover to meet Tom and Mr Yilmaz, and read the story that inspired the show.
2018 Victorian Tour
2 March - 13 April 2018
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Written by Elizabeth Honey with Görkem Acaroglu
This funny, playful, child-sized drama for young kids and their families is the story of friendship between a solitary little boy and his elderly Turkish neighbour, who grow a daffodil together. Inspired by a much-loved picture book by Elizabeth Honey, it’s a nimble 2-hander performed with captivating music, surprising puppetry and animation. Its themes of growth, transformation, tuning into nature, and caring for other people across age and cultural difference are timely and universal.
Duration: 45 minutes
Audience: 3-6 and adults
‘Light-hearted, funny, and wonderfully creative; pitch-perfect for little kids and their
grown-ups.’ Alison Lester, Australian Children’s Laureate
Rehearsal video . . . songs and rhythms . . .
Set & daffodil:
Production Stage Manager:
Kayla Hamill (Tom)
Celal Perk (Mr Yilmaz)
A Blanck Canvas
Rosalind Price with Elizabeth Honey
Rehearsal stills . . . shadow puppets and a wheelbarrow full of autumn . . .
Video . . . Melbourne premiere highlights
Production stills . . . Melbourne premiere . . .
“my daughter and I really enjoyed the show … all the little ones were captivated throughout” Stephen Henderson, Bendigo Capital Theatre Venue
and Event Coordinator
Andi Snelling played Tom and Anil Arslan played Mr Yilmaz in the premiere season at the Mechanics Institute Theatre, Brunswick, Vic, and at the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival, Aug-Sept 2016
Werribee, Wyndham Cultural Centre, 10.30am, 2 March; 1.30pm, 3 March
Bairnsdale, Forge Theatre, 10am, 14 March
Sale, The Wedge, 1pm, 15 March
Traralgon, Latrobe PAC, 1pm, 17 March
Geelong, GPAC, 10am, 20 March
Colac, COPACC, 10am, 1pm, 21 March
Bendigo, Engine Room, 10am, 1pm, 27 March
Narre Warren, Bunjil, 10am, 11.30pm, 29 March
Healesville, The Memo, 1.30pm, 3.00pm, 3 April
Knox, Community Arts Centre, 11am, 5 April
Upwey, Burrinja Theatre, 11am, 2pm, 7 April
Ballarat, Her Majesty's, 10.30am, 1.30pm, 10 April
Horsham, Town Hall, 10.30am, 1.30pm, 12 April
Hamilton, Hamilton PAC, 2pm, 13 April