The Rainbow Tree

Producer: Fat Fruit; Produced by Performing Lines
Writer: Fat Fruit (Sarah Ward and Bec Matthews); Co-Written with seven children from Rainbow Families.
Directed By: Fat Fruit (Sarah Ward and Bec Matthews); with Directorial Eye Susie Dee.

The Rainbow Tree; where everyone’s welcome and anything is possible.


Short Reviews

Wow, what a generous share! The Child Safe Standards of equity and diversity being respected clearly on display throughout The Rainbow Tree musical storytelling show. They ensured we heard the voices of children as they created an inclusive and safe place to celebrate the all families are different. In 45 mins they covered, but not limited to diversity, gender, pronouns, friendship and welcoming possibility. You couldn’t ask for 2 better queer Aunties to dance with than Aunty Bear and Za Za. To Sarah, Bec, ArtPlay & Midsumma Festival please continue to mix up pink and purple cause yes it’s perfect.
Michelle Gale (CoM Child Safety Officer, Community Services)
The Rainbow tree is Rainbow, Rainbow like me.
McKenzie, 4 yrs (One of the collaborating children of Rainbow Families)
The Rainbow Tree goes up to the moon and back. You get there by following the high chalk road.
Reuben (One of the collaborating children of Rainbow Families)


Technical Information

Technical Rating: N/A
Touring Party: 4
Bump-in Time: 12 Hours hrs
Bump-out Time: 4 Hours hrs
Interval: No




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Audience & Marketing Notes

Selling Points

  • The show is made WITH Rainbow Families FOR Rainbow Families. It has involved collaboration and consultation and thus is engages with rainbow families and tells their stories authentically.
  • The show is musical, hilarious, fun and silly, while also delivering important messages about inclusivity and respect for people’s diverse needs and identities.
  • The show assumes a basic level of understanding of queerness and does not feel the need to justify or explain its queer philosophy, but also makes room for those wanting to learn more about Rainbow Families. It is an inviting for allies and those curious to learn.
  • It is inclusive in content and form. Fat Fruit take care to make shows accessible with Auslan Interpreted shows and an understanding that audience members can come and go as they require.

Community Engagement

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2-7 (+ adult queers & allies)

Venue Format

The Rainbow Tree is designed for end-on stages (including community halls and black box performance spaces) with the audience in close proximity to the stage. Auditoriums that allow for younger patrons to sit at the edge of stage are ideal. The stage should be a non-raked floor surface with no uneven areas, and have control over ambient light.


45 Minutes

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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: $27,000 - $30,000

Weekly Sell Off: $21,000 - $25,000

Per Performance: $TBC

Royalties: 5%
Apra Obligations: All songs are original, apart from Pre show and Post show. The original song will require an APRA payment.

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