Billie and the Outback Dinosaurs

Producer: Stella Rose Productions
Writer: Story by Tim Ferguson and Chris Thompson, Written by Chris Thompson
Directed By: Directed by Chris Thompson

IMAGINE IF THE GOONIES STUMBLED INTO JURASSIC PARK BUT IT WAS ALL SET IN OUTBACK AUSTRALIA.

Synopsis

Short Reviews

I loved the music and visuals and the way they interacted with the story… and the concept of a simple game… ultimately bringing… Dinos, Oddbods and Billie together.
City of Glen Eira

Video

Technical Information

Technical Rating: N/A
Touring Party: 4 (2 performers, 1 stage/production manager, 1 tech)
Bump-in Time: 3-4 hours hrs
Bump-out Time: 60-90 minutes hrs
Interval: No

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Audience & Marketing Notes

Selling Points

  • Kids love dinosaurs… but most stories are about Northern Hemisphere dinosaurs… so here’s a bunch of new dinosaurs for them to fall in love with, and they’re all home grown!
  • The story is fun and funny but has serious elements that have been engaging our audiences on a thoughtful level… best of both worlds.
  • The characters are strong and likeable and ultimately positive in their outlook. Even though Rodney and the Oddbods are bullies, but not through violence or mean spiritedness,,, it’s bullying by exclusion and Billie (with the help of the dinosaurs) manages to navigate her way through that to a positive outcome that not only allows the audience to understand the Oddbods, but allows the Oddbods to understand and recognise their own behaviour.
  • The show appeals on different levels – different parts of the audience find an entry point that is either through the text, through the music, through the physicality of the performances, through the visual images – it allows young audiences to engage in the way that suits them best.
  • Little kids (preps) and bigger kids (grade sixers) and teachers have all responded positively to the show. We expect that broad age range to extend to adults as well in the family show context. It’s not a show for grownups to tolerate… it’s a show where grownups can share the enjoyment with their kids.
  • There is a strong educational foundation to the work and good curriculum links for school audiences.
  • The show features (on video) highly popular comedian, Doug Anthony Allstar and disability activist, Tim Ferguson.

Details

Contact

Marc

Gracie

0417 334 962

Genre

Audience

Primary school aged audience

Venue Format

Black Box, Thrust, Studio, Hall

Duration

50 minutes Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

01/06/2022

31/12/2023

Budget & Fees

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In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2022/2023. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Royalties: Performing rights ($100 per show) - Visual design right ($100 per show) - Composer rights ($100 per show)%
Apra Obligations: Not applicable

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