The Nonsense Room presents Shark in the Park at The Source Thurles
Timothy Pope goes to the park and looks through his telescope. Everything he sees he thinks it is a shark!
Nick Sharratt is famous for his, clever, colourful and funny clever keyhole books for early years and now all three ‘Shark’ books have had a triumphant makeover for the stage. Sharratt’s concept in Shark in the Park and its two successors is simple: Timothy Pope looks through his telescope, sees what he thinks is a shark’s dorsal fin and shouts, “There’s a shark in the park!”, the page turns and it’s only a cat’s ear, a crow’s wing or an Elvis quiff.
The Nonsense Room have adapted Sharratt’s idea and added a few extra characters to help it zing along live on stage. The back story they have worked in, with suitably grown-up asides, is elaborate enough to give this the legs to last an hour without losing either pre-school children or their parents.
The show is carried along by high energy performances, jolly songs (especially Dad’s Elvis impersonation) and plenty of joining in and shouting out “there’s a Shark in the Park”! Featuring a whimsical display of imagination and, no doubt, a few real-life experiences of parenthood, the makers of this fun-filled show pull out all the stops for families. Suitable for children ages 2 to 8 years.
Shark in the Park
The Source Arts Centre, Thurles
Sunday 09 April @ 2pm
Tickets €10/30 family of four
Box Office 0504 90204