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IN some versions of the classic tale “Goldilocks and The Three Bears,” so publicist Coralie Wood tells us, Goldilocks is eaten by the bears.
But not in Jordan Best’s production of the musical theatre show for children written by her father, Peter Best, coming to The Q soon. That’s a relief, it’s billed as suitable for children up to 8 years and could otherwise have been terrifying.
Fear not, these are lovable bears (as the picturesof Father Bears shows) who sing, “It doesn’t really matter what clothes we wear, ‘cos every little bit of us is bear.”
Peter Best is Australia’s most famous film composer, who wrote the music for “The Adventures of Barry McKenzie ,” “Crocodile Dundee” and “Muriel’s Wedding”, TV series like “Grass Roots” and “Wildside”, as well as jingles “Uh-Oh Razzamatazz, “Slip Slop Slap” & “Care for Kids”.
Best wrote this musical for little ones in his capacity as father and grandfather
A success for Free Rain Theatre in Canberra and Tamarama Rock Surfers at the Bondi Pavilion, the short play is pitched by actors Jim Adamik, Amy Dunham, Tim Sekuless and Kiki Skountzos at children aged up to 8.
Adults will be tolerated, but only just, and we were astonished to hear Coralie warning adults that “it doesn’t Panda to grown-ups.”
“Goldilocks and The Three Bears” at The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre Tuesday January 19 at 10.30am, Wednesday January 20 at 10.30am
Thursday January 21 at 10.30am Friday January 22 at 10.30am
Saturday January 23at 1030am Sunday January 24 at 10.30am
Tickets: $20.00 Children $15.00 or family (4) $60.00
Bookings to 6285 6290.