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The Greatest Show on Earth: A Circus Story

De Reuck, J. (2011) The Greatest Show on Earth: A Circus Story. [Play] [Creative Output]


Matilda and her puppets are trying to save the animals in Papa Gorgonzola’s circus from their life of misery. The plot takes the audience on an imaginative journey from Italy via Africa (to capture the fabled “Gorilla in the Mist”) to Kuala Lumpur!

Matilda will need the resourcefulness of the Malaysian animals and birds she meets as well as the help of the people of Kuala Lumpur if she is going to be able to give the circus animals their dignity, and if they’re all going to take part in the Brickfields’ Carnival of Freedom.

The show is aimed at children, especially those in primary school, as well as the young at heart! Murdoch University is offering a multimedia experience in TFA’s Shantanand Auditorium, with a magnificent set, spectacular puppets, lavish costumes, original music by Malaysian composer Nick Choo, and a script that blends physical theatre with an appealing storyline.

Publication Type: Creative Output
Written byDe Reuck, Jennifer
DirectorDe Reuck, Jennifer
ComposerChoo, N.
Company Credits: Murdoch University Children's Performing Group, The Temple of Fine Arts. Kuala Lumpur
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Other Information: Shantanand Auditorium, Malaysia, 6 February 2011.
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