A Catherine Wheels show created by Gill Robertson, Shona Reppe, Daniel Padden and Rob Evans. Adapted from the book Pobby and Dingan by Ben Rice
Age suitability: 8+
Running time: 50 minutes
A Catherine Wheels show created by Gill Robertson, Shona Reppe, Daniel Padden and Rob Evans. Adapted from the book Pobby and Dingan by Ben Rice.
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12 year-old Ashmol lives in the Australian outback with his mum, dad and his little sister Kellyanne and her two invisible friends Pobby and Dingan.
One day, Pobby and Dingan disappear. At first Ashmol is happy that the imaginary friends are out of his life, but Kellyanne becomes sick. The longer Pobby and Dingan are lost, the sicker Kellyanne becomes. Finally, Ashmol decides that there is only one thing to do: he must find Pobby and Dingan.
Lightning Ridge is a heart breaking and beautiful story about the possibility of dreams, about a community coming together, the preciousness of hope and how, sometimes, we have to believe in the impossible.
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Co-Creator: Gill Robertson
Co-creator, Director & Text: Robert Alan Evans
Co-Creator & Designer : Shona Reppe
Co-creator & Composer : Daniel Padden
Lighting Designer: Emma Jones
Assistant Director: Lauren Desjardins
Performer: Gill Robertson
Number of performances to date: 20
14th February 2022 - 6th March 2022
Lightning Ridge at the Fringe:
4th August 2023 - 20th August 2023