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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
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April 4 to 15 2018
Especially on Birthdays
  • Thu 5 Apr 2018

    Sun 8 Apr 2018
  • Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Theatre Family World premiere

Especially on Birthdays | The PaperBoats (Australia)

"I love being 5. I don’t want to be 6!"

This intimate visual-theatre experience for 4-8 year olds shares the ups, downs and roundabouts of the most anticipated day of the year.

Part performance, part game, part celebration, Especially on Birthdays is a new work created by internationally acclaimed Australian artist Dave Brown.  

About the creator:
Dave Brown is one of Australia’s most internationally regarded artists making theatre for children. Dave was the Artistic Director of Patch Theatre Company for 20 years. In 2015, Dave received the Mickey Minor Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence from International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) in the United States of America. 

Thu 5 Apr 2018 — Sun 8 Apr 2018
Thu 5 Apr, 10:00am - 11:00am
Thu 5 Apr, 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Fri 6 Apr, 10:00am - 11:00am
Fri 6 Apr, 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Sat 7 Apr, 10:45am - 11:45am
Sat 7 Apr, 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Sun 8 Apr, 10:45am - 11:45am
Sun 8 Apr, 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

-28.028072, 153.4343613

Old Burleigh Road
Broadbeach QLD 4218

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible.

Please refer to the detailed event information on the left for event-specific details on performances for The Whale’s Tale, The Lost Lending Library, Welcome to Sameville, Emil and the Detectives and The Listies Go For Bronze with Auslan translation.


Dave Brown and Roz Hervey, Director/Theatre-Makers
Katrina Lazaroff and Stephen Noonan, Performer/Theatre-Makers 
Geoff Cobham, Designer/Provocateur
zephyrROM, Composer/Musicians
Bob Weatherly, Technical Manager 

Singaporean ensemble: 
Luanne Poh, Creative Producer
Ian Loy, Provocateur/Director
Hui Xuan Seong and Bright Ong, Performers 

Especially on Birthdays was devised over a two-year period as part of The PaperBoats inaugural, international co-creation project – www.thepaperboats.com

This project has been assisted by: the SA Government through Arts SA and Country Arts SA, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory group and the City of Marion Council through the Marion Cultural Centre. 

The Singaporean partnership in this project has been supported by The Artground which was developed in collaboration with the National Arts Council of Singapore.

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