Yellow Bird Chase

Jason Slavick’s Yellow Bird Chase shows us that the best children’s shows have something for everyone, whether it is the gibberish of the language, the compelling storyline or On My Own sung entirely in yo ho's.

There is a warmth that emanates from every aspect of this show

Capitano Marco Cantolopo del Potrudo (Jesse Garlick), Poodge (Glen Moore) and Tootles McBargelhorn (Rachel Weise) are working on a maintenance site when they spot a yellow bird. This turns into a high-spirited chase over land, sea, islands, mountains and mines in order to catch the bird. It’s a relatively simple story, but has a lot of heart, and watching the adventure fills us with joy. Building their world largely from cleaning supplies, the actors put on a captivating performance, proving that so much can be done with very little. This show does stretch the limits of our imagination, as we are encouraged to change our view of a certain item as soon as the need for something else arises. From turning an oil drum from a boat into a well, we cannot help but be drawn into the chase. It’s almost aesthetically and narratively cartoon-esque, and as the characters take on many challenges in pursuit of their goal, you can almost see all sorts of squiggly lines emanating from them.

With slow-balanced humour and slapstick, it is truly amazing how the story develops. The actors keep us engaged and on our toes; everything that they do is larger than life, interacting with us to help them on their journey. It is hard to stop our eyes from turning into saucers from the Yellow Bird Chase.

This is the perfect show for children. It is colourful, filled with wholesome moments and brightness. There is a warmth that emanates from every aspect of this show, which makes it incredible.

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The Blurb

50 minutes. A clownish maintenance crew finds a magical bird, and a mad chase begins. Racing over land, across the sea and through the air – battling pirates and monsters – how far will our heroes go? Take a leap into imagination. Join Liars and Believers on this adventure of masks, puppets and gibberish. Appropriate for the whole family. Accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences. Pure entertainment. 'Utterly charming' ( 'A delight no matter how old (or young) you happen to be' (The ARTery, Accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences as well as non-English speakers.

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