The Art House presents

A Little Bit of Blue

11 Jan - 13 Jan 2023 Showing at The Art House Studio

Info Cast & Creatives Reviews


The Art House Presents

A Little Bit of Blue

A Little Wing Puppets production

As part of the Summer at The Art House program

A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive detective show for families, told with puppetry. As well as helping to unravel a mystery, the audience will learn about the extraordinary habits of the Australian Satin Bowerbird, and why they are so fascinated by the colour blue.

The story begins with strange disappearances from Mrs Mavis Hooley’s home. Little things go missing: clothes pegs; a tea cup; a ball of wool. But then the thief takes it just one step too far. Mavis calls in a Detective to investigate. A stake out is required. In the dead of night, the Detective indeed finds something peculiar. The children’s role is to help him solve the case.

Workshop available as part of a show + workshop package $22.00 

Puppetry of Paper Workshop - Thursday 12th January 11.15AM (SOLD OUT) + Friday 13th January 11.15AM

*note: parents do not require a workshop ticket but will require an adult ticket for admission to the show

Cast & Creatives

Written by: Jenny Ellis & Anne Brooksbank

Performer: Jenny Ellis

Creative team: Directed by Jacob Williams and Clare Batholomew

Music: Kelly Ryall

Puppets and sets: Jenny Ellis & Jeremy Lavender


“A great puppet show and a fantastic mix of entertainment and education.” - David Perkins
Senior Programs Officer, Melbourne Museum

“Everyone was spellbound. This was the best show we’ve had in a long time.”-  KU Chase Community Pre-School, New South Wales

The show was absolutely amazing.   I loved it.” - Olive, aged 11, Pomonal, Victoria

“A gorgeous little show that was educating at the same time! My 3 & 5 year old sons loved it. They were smiling the entire way through (as was I!). Very clever puppeteer & beautiful props. Well done & thank you for a great morning.” - Michelle West, audience member, Northcote Kid’s Festival                                                     

A delightful show! Very clever and amusing – both for young and old. Jenny Ellis is clearly a very talented performer! Congratulations to all involved and thank you for a wonderfully engaging performance." - Max, audience member, Northcote Kid’s Festival

An amazing one person dynamic fabulous show – super engaging and beautifully creative.” – Kate, Parent, Sydney.

“The Pupit (sic) show was amazing!  I can’t wait to see another one.” – Arielle, aged 9

 “I’m old and I had a smile on my face from beginning to end” – Audience comment, Portarlington, VIC


The Art House Studio


Wed 11 Jan 2023 - 6PM

Thu 12 Jan 2023 - 10AM

Thu 12 Jan 2023 - 1PM

Fri 13 Jan 2023 - 10AM

Important Information

Duration: 40 minutes
Recommended age: 3-10 year olds
Warnings: Coloured disco lighting effects


Adult: $15.00
Child: $12.00
Workshop + Show Package: $22.00
Vacation Care: $10.00
Family of 4 (1 Ad + 3 Ch or 2 Ad + 2 Ch): $50.00

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