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The Rainbow Tree

Sat Feb 18 - Sun Feb 19

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Sat Feb 18 - Sun Feb 19

Sat Feb 18 - Sun Feb 19

The Rainbow Tree by Fat Fruit

What happens when you invite seven children from Rainbow Families to create a show? You end up with a disco koala, a wildebeest, a farting unicorn and a fairy that can freeze tickle monsters all co-habiting in a very tall, yet tiny Rainbow Tree. This is what it’s like living in a Rainbow Family.
Everyone is welcome and anything is possible.

The Rainbow Tree is musical storytelling with moving image. Written with children from Rainbows families, it shares personal and imagined stories through song around the idea of family, identity and community. Performed by two queer super Aunties, Aunty Bear and ZaZa from Fat Fruit (Bec Matthews and Sarah Ward) with singing and live music, played on instruments and objects you could find around the house.

The songs are brought to life through the projected visual images of Jolyon James (Arena Theatre Company) featuring animation, illustrations and the children themselves.

The Rainbow Tree is playful, imaginative and interactive. It’s filled with fun visual imagery, wonderful original songs, live music and stories written by seven children from Rainbow families.

Co-Creator & Performer: Sarah Ward as ZaZa
Co-Creator, Sound Designer & Performer: Bec Matthews as Aunty Bear
Co-Written with seven children from Rainbow Families
Directorial Eye: Susie Dee
Lighting Designer: Monique Aucher
Animation Team: Jolyon James Animator
Set realiser: Bridget Milesi
Producer: Performing Lines

The Rainbow Tree is produced by Performing Lines. It was jointly commissioned by ArtPlay and Midsumma as part of the PRISM program at Midsumma Festival. PRISM was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts. ArtPlay is supported by the City of Melbourne. Supported by Linda Herd.

Tickets from: $30
39 Burton St Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia

The venue is wheelchair accessible and has a hearing loop available. All Rainbow Tree performances will be relaxed and there will be pram parking available in the foyer.

Darlinghurst Theatre is located in the Eternity Playhouse. Our venue is a 200 seat auditorium. There are gender-neutral bathrooms and a bar that serves drinks and snacks.

Recommended for ages 4-8 (as well as adult members of Rainbow Families and their allies). Contains: Loud music, flashing lights. Note: Fat Fruit encourages full participation. Should audience members need to leave and return for whatever reason they are encouraged to do so.


Sat Feb 18
Sun Feb 19
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Performing Lines and Darlinghurst Theatre Company
02 8356 9987
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