I Once Was A Tree

Producer: Bonkel Theatre
Writer: Bonkel Theatre
Directed By: Bonkel Theatre

A loving and humorous story about dear old Norah


Short Reviews

An absolute joy. Deeply moving and insightful. Ingenious puppetry, using the extremes of scale and swings of focus. It's like having your brain massaged by loving fingers
Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan
I was captivated and moved by the authenticity of the characters and the understated elegance of the manipulation. We are accustomed to puppets making us laugh, on this occasion, this beautiful performance brought me to tears.
Philip Millar, Artistic Director PuppetVison


Technical Information

Technical Rating: N/A
Touring Party: 2
Bump-in Time: 1 hour hrs
Bump-out Time: 1 hour hrs
Interval: No




Crew Notes

Transport Notes

Audience & Marketing Notes

Selling Points

  • Fits in a van with a short bump-in/bump-out.
  • Can be performed outdoors.
  • Outdoor space can be scouted for each specific town
  • Can also be performed indoors when weather conditions are unsuitable for outdoor performance.
  • Tech requirements will be minimal as most lighting and sound requirements will travel with the show.

Community Engagement

please contact the producer for further details




family, intergenerational

Venue Format

Flat floor, street sites, hall, verandah, foyer


approx 15 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)



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.

Remount: $1,600

Weekly Sell Off: $N/A

Per Performance: $1,200

Royalties: 0%
Apra Obligations: none


Technical Specifications

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