Miss Lily’s Fabulous Feather Boa
Miss Lily’s Fabulous Feather Boa is somewhat of a Spare Parts Puppet Theatre favourite, with revivals every few years to entertain a new group of children. The latest incarnation features a new cast and remains just as delightful.
A lovely little tale about a lonely little potoroo who finds her confidence at Miss Lily’s Tropical Holiday House, it has a myriad of lovely little subtle messages about conservation, the importance of not judging people by appearance, the value of building other people’s confidence of family and belonging.
The show features a number of loveable characters including a family of koalas, a family of wombats, the fabulous Miss Lily – who is a larger than life, gorgeous crocodile, and the ‘last’ potoroo – an absolutely adorable little marsupial. They are created in varying puppet forms as designed by Iona McAuley, and brought to life by an enthusiastic cast.
Cezara Critti-Schnaars is excellent in all her roles, but is exceptionally delightful and charts a beautiful journey as the little Potoroo, Tristan McInnes is especially strong as the kind and flamboyant Miss Lily, with Ming Yang Lim’s sweet Wombat Dad very charming.
It was a pleasure to see Miss Lily’s Fabulous Feather Boa at a public performance and enjoy the unbridled enthusiasm of its young audience. A funny but poignant show that will delight families this school holidays.
Photographer: Rebecca Mansell