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Lilliput promises a magical journey
Lilliput Children’s Theatre will host a “magical journey in poetry” as it tells the story of the universe with star-i.
This mythical adventure in song and dance opens on May 16 at Queen’s Hall from 7.30 pm at Queen’s Hall, with shows nightly at 5.30 pm until May 18.
Weaving a rhythmic tale as seen through the cosmos, spirits, animals and plants, Noble Douglas’s veteran children’s theatre company takes on its latest awe inspiring production, Said a release from the company.
“Star-i promises to take us on a journey through space and time in a poetic mythic storytelling form incorporating movement, music and of course, costuming and the creative input of all the beautiful, blessed children,” shared Lilliput’s drama director, Wendell Manwarren.
This year’s production was inspired by the creative concepts of former Lilliputian, Ayodhya Ouditt, in Lilliput’s 2014 Kiddies Carnival portrayal, star-i. In his first year as Lilliput’s costume designer, Ouditt presented his interpretation of mythology with costumes that depicted various elements of the universe.
Through journaling and game play executed under the direction of Manwarren and drama tutors, Elisha Efua Bartels and Tonya Evans, the young thespians were charged with translating Ouditt’s creative vision into a script crafted by their creative minds.
Liliput Theatre’s i-star takes place on May 16 at 7.30 pm, May 17 at 5.30 pm and May 18 at 5.30 pm at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, Port of Spain.
Tickets are priced at $120 and are available at Crosby’s Music Centre, St James; from Lilliput students and at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.
Lilliput Children’s Theatre teaches theatre arts to children aged seven to 18 and dance to children aged three to 18. It was founded in 1975 and encourages self-confidence through the challenge of theatre, game play and imagination.
The theatre’s production team is led by founder and artistic director, Noble Douglas and drama director, Wendell Manwarren, supported by drama tutors, Elisha Bartels and Tonya Evans and dance instructors, Evans, Arlene Frank, Charlene Harris, Charlene Rollock and Louanna Martin. For more information, email [email protected].