I wanted to share this with you all and if you’re a Melbournian I cannot recommend going to see this highly enough. I’ll give you more details towards the end of the post.

We are somewhat spoiled by the amount of childrens theatre here in Sydney and rightly so when you have such an awesome venue to show it off in. Today we went to see a puppet show at the Sydney Opera house called “The Man Who Planted Trees“. It’s been adapted by 2 very talented men, Richard Medrington and Rick Conte who call themselves The Puppet State Theatre.

The Dog takes centre stage.. Again!

They have adapted it from a book written by Jean Giono about a Shepherd called Elzéard Bouffier who gives his life to planting trees in deepest Provence. It doesn’t sound like the most compelling story in the world i’ll grant you and to be honest I was slightly sceptical when we received the tickets as a FastFamily Christmas present from 2 lovely relatives.. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Elzéard Bouffier - The Man Who Planted Trees
Elzéard Bouffier

I’m not going to give away too much of the story as it’s just to good not to go and see for yourselves. It’s recommended for 7yrs and above but their were younger than that in the audience today and I didn’t see any kids not laughing or indeed snoring! 🙂

The Man Who Planted Trees DVD
The Man Who Planted Trees DVD

For those of you who live in and around Melbourne, you can catch the show at the Melbourne Arts Centre. Their are both school and public shows to be had, just click the link for times, dates and prices. Spread the word, you won’t be disappointed.

As it was such a great show that we all enjoyed sooo much, we bought the DVD and whilst in the queue to get it signed by the stars of the show I thought that it would be great to give a signed copy away to someone that hasn’t had the chance to see it.

The Man Who Planted Trees - Signed Copy
The Signed Copy

So, I bought and paid for a copy that i’m now going to give away to one of you cool and hip readers once you have convinced me WHY you deserve to be the recipient of such an exquisite piece of art.

So in 41/2 million words or less tell me why you deserve this Fantabulous, Signed DVD.

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Thank you and Good night.

FLD

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