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Every super hero has a cape and special abilities and every child has special Cape-abilities.

Cape-abilities is a wonderfully visual performance that explores difference and diversity and is full of positive messages aimed at building confidence in its pre-school audience.

Mike has just been given his super hero cape and now he needs his super hero power, but what is it? He can’t fly (although he loves trying and imagining he can). He’s not invisible. Maybe he could count to ten, backwards. It is with the help of the audience and his puppet friends that he discovers all sorts of abilities like, making children smile, helping other people and telling jokes.

With loads of encouragement from everyone around him Mike discovers his super hero, super power is his imagination.

Cape-abilities is a collaboration between brothers Michael and Thomas Bevitt. Mike is a performer, puppeteer and producer specializing in children’s theatre. He is also co-founder of Purple Capsicum Puppets. Tom lectures at the University of Canberra, specializing in Occupational Therapy and Early Childhood Learning. He is also currently completing his PHD. Together these two have devised Cape-abilities. Their aim is to encourage children to make friends and include others in their play and to show children that while everyone is different, everyone has many and diverse Cape-abilities.

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What pre-schools have said about Mike's previous performances:

AMAZING! The kinder children found this mischievous content easy to understand. They found Michael very funny and they loved the show! The children were able to tell Michael what colours were when mixed.

Donna Micallef. Pelican Childcare Fairways. Craigieburn. VIC.

Fantastic show, children and staff enjoyed the performance and to see the children laugh and participate.Thank you for making the children happy. The show was amazing.

Colleen O'Brien. Kids On The Avenue Centre Inc. Coburg. VIC.

Great child involvement, very funny, children were engaged the whole performance. It was great to see the children confidently offering help, opinions and questions.

Debbie. Debbies Little Buddies Long Day Care. Penguin. TAS.

Price: $5.50 per child ($5.00 + $0.50 GST) or $385 (GST incl) whichever is the greater.

Suitable: 2 to 6 year olds.

Times: Show: 45 minutes. Set up: 45 minutes. Pack up: 35 minutes.

Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.

Purple Capsicum Puppets ABN: 11 270 164 579.