Winner of the BankSA Best Children’s Event at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2019 Inside the Walls, A Giant Popup Book Ghost Story is a dark tale of spooky proportions that literally pops up from the page.
Prepare for unexpected surprises, scary shadows and shoes that walk themselves, as performer and puppeteer Theresa O’Connor combines pop-up books, puppetry and ghost stories into an exciting adventure. Add to the mix an exhilarating sound design by J David Franzke and you’ve got an experience not to be missed!
Inside the Walls is a cinematic theatre experience which is designed for children to overcome their fears & further their imagination. The intricate design mixes the age-old art of popup books and storytelling with modern technology and trickery. Paper engineering, puppets, projection, videography, electronics, contraptions, shadow puppetry, magic and a surround sound design; what more could be jam-packed into one little show!
The performance includes a Q&A. Workshops are also available in shadow puppetry or popup techniques.
Are you ready for what’s inside the walls?
★★★★ “A work of whimsy and intrigue that is compelling and absolutely delightful” - Jo Vabolis IN Daily
★★★★"My eight-year-old loved the show and immediately came home wanting to make her own pop-up book and shadow puppet theatre." - Bianca Wordley Big Words
★★★ “The wonderful, magical ‘Inside the Walls, a ghost story escapade for children.” - Carly Whittaker Highway: The Pop Chronicles
"I didn't think it would be that scary. It was cool" - Matthew 10yrs old
"I think that is the most specialist book in the world.” Penny 5yrs old
“A charming story book tale that comes to life using projection, puppetry and a clever handcrafted pop-up-book set.” - Play and Go
"Blew my mind!” Ashleigh 10yrs old
“The pure delight this story awakened in me.” - Stage Whispers
"When are you making the sequel?" - Christopher 11yrs old
“A story that's full of mystery and intrigue and your kids will love it.” - Weekend Notes
Performance History State Library of Victoria, 3rd and 4th July 2015 Melbourne Puppetry Festival, La Mama Theatre, 10th - 12th July 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, 29th September - 3rd October 2015 National Theatre, Melbourne, 5th - 8th July 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival, Tandanya Theatre, 18th February – 17th March 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival, Ukiyo at Gluttony, 8th - 17th March 2019