Director, Spring tour 2014 | Ga Ga Theatre
The boy and the penguin are back! In this adventure, the penguin really wants to fly. Ignoring the boy’s advice that it is impossible, he leaves his friend to go searching for a chance to get his feet off the ground. But will flying be everything he had hoped?
Up and Down is a funny yet touching story about the importance of friendship and reaching for one’s dreams, that speaks to all ages.
This is the sequel to the internationally best-selling picture book Lost and Found and is written by the multi-award-winning author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers. In this production, live theatre is integrated with magical projections on the big screen based on illustrations from the book. It is a multi-sensory show with original music, creative lighting and innovative props to keep all members of the family absorbed.
“Marrying live acting with projection based on illustrations, that many of the young audience will recognise, is an ingenious way of introducing theatre to under-sevens who will be more familiar with film. It’s a brave idea from a new company.” Susan Elkin, The Stage
“Your children will be charmed by this inky delight” ☆☆☆☆☆ Patrick Marmion, the Mail
Ga Ga Theatre
Ga Ga Theatre is a new children’s theatre company making high quality productions accessible on a local basis. They believe that theatre can (and should!) be a regular part of children’s lives, and not a rare outing with the hassle and stress that it can involve. Ga Ga create a magical theatre experience that is fun, stress-free and to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Fran worked on the research and development for Ga Ga Theatre’s debut show Up and Down, and directed the show’s 2014 spring tour.