A Little Bit of Blue: A Detective Story with Puppets

Something’s gone missing again. It’s nowhere to be found. Mavis is looking everywhere. Every day a new thing seems to disappear. Little things: clothes pegs; a tea cup; a ball of wool. But then the thief takes it one step too far.

Mavis calls in a Detective to investigate. A stake out is required. In the dead of night, the Detective indeed finds something peculiar…

A glossy bird is sneaking into the house by night to take things! The Detective follows the bird and discovers a most beautiful nest: a bower with every kind of blue object carefully arranged. But why is he stealing? Your job is to help the Detective solve the mystery.

A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive solo show combining puppetry and clowning. As well as unraveling a mystery, it involves learning about the unique habits of an extraordinary Australian creature, the Bowerbird, and why it is so fascinated by the colour blue.

Written, designed, made and performed by Jenny Ellis
Music by Kelly Ryall
Directing by Jacob Williams and Clare Batholomew
Design consulting by Bryony Anderson & Dayna Morrissey
Script consulting by Anne Brooksbank
Bird illustration by Steph Ives
Film by James Fleming

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Jenny Ellis is currently being mentored by Richard Bradshaw through JUMP, the Australia Council's national mentoring program for young and emerging artists. In Victoria, JUMP is being delivered through Melbourne Fringe. www.jumpmentoring.com.au