Shadow puppets come to life with Thumbelina

Shadow Theatre’s Thumbelina will be presented in all its glory at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Sunday, October 2 for two afternoon shows.

Shadow Theatre’s Thumbelina is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre for two shows on Sunday

Shadow Theatre’s Thumbelina is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre for two shows on Sunday

Shadow Theatre’s Thumbelina will be presented in all its glory at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Sunday, October 2 for two afternoon shows.

This delightful children’s story follows Thumbelina’s magical journeys as she finds her way in the world of nature, creating a tale with a twist for the Woodstock generation.

This presentation will transform the main theatre into Thumbelina’s world, with a projection screen the shape of a full moon and populated by a rainbow cast of mice, frogs, birds and bugs.

Her funny, engaging story is narrated by Mick Doherty and accompanied by a range of musical instruments, including a bright red electric guitar.

He recounts how Thumbelina meets an amazing cast of characters, including a frog named Buford who has a thing about Elvis, and Mrs. Strawberry Fields, the mouse, who happens to be best friends with the mole, Mr. Darkness. The trip becomes even more entertaining and strange when Thumbelina happens upon a talent show, with a cheesy six-legged host who does a pretty good imitation of Roy Orbison.

Making the magic behind the scenes is Deb Chase, who designs, creates and expertly manipulates the plastic and paper which brings the colourful shadow puppets to life.

Don’t miss the story of the Original Flower Child at the Cultch on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. Tickets at 604.391.SHOW(7469) or www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca