Hijabi Girl: A Musical Puppet Show | Kingston
23 August - 24 August
Set in an Australian primary school during Book Week, Hijabi Girl: A Musical Puppet Show is a fun, thought-provoking romp featuring 39 spectacular puppets, 7 catchy songs, some intriguing UV puppetry, plenty of audience interaction, and a story that helps us see that all kinds of children can be heroes.
8 year old school-girl Melek, who wants to start her own Aussie Rules girls’ football team, is unable to find a book character in a hijab for her Book Week Parade costume. She decides to solve this problem with some awesome help from new girl Tien (who draws fantastic worlds). We also meet Melek’s classmates Lily (who loves playing princess dress-ups) and soccer mad Zac (who NEVER agrees with her). But can Melek stop Zac and Rattus Rattus the rat from ruining the Book Week Parade?
With themes around diversity, identity, anti-bullying and creative problem solving, Hijabi Girl, based on a children’s book by Hazel Edwards and Ozge Alkan, is the live kids show Australia needs right now.
This 50 minute show will be held at the Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct on the following dates:
- Tuesday 23 Aug 2022, 10:30AM
- Wednesday 24 Aug 2022, 10:30AM