'Dinosaur Orang-utan and Me' is a show designed for the 2 to 5 year olds with wonderful characters and stories and some of the cutest puppets ever.
Simon, the show’s host, has barely started the show when he gets a visit from Mummy Orang-utan. He is delighted, because Mummy is always lots of fun, but not today. She has to go shopping and she wants Simon to baby sit little Baby Orang-utan. Of course Simon can’t baby sit; he has to entertain the children but Mummy Orang-utan insists that Baby won’t be any bother at all. Besides, Baby Orang-utan is so adorable. How can Simon say no? However, once Mummy goes, Baby Orang-utan changes from adorable to mischievous and the next few minutes is all about convincing her not to bounce on Simon’s head, eat his nose and fingers and lick his face. Thank goodness for story books. Simon eventually gets Baby to sleep with a bedtime story from the story book.
Next we meet Simon as he was as a little boy and he's off to kindy for the first time. Because little Simon is a puppet he can do all sorts of hilarious things that no real little boy can do and when he grows up Simon wants to find dinosaurs. Enter Sir Ratus the smallest dinosaur that ever lived. He might be small, about 80 cm tall but he doesn’t like being called tiny or little or even short.
The endless comedy in 'Dinosaur Orang-utan and Me' is character based and very visual. From pushy Mummy Orang-utan to her adorably playful baby, Little Simon’s ‘give anything a go’ adventurous spirit to the self-important and in your face Sir Ratus, these characters are designed to have instant rapport with the young audience.
With quirky characters and stories, 'Dinosaur Orang-utan and Me' is a totally engaging 45 minutes of fun and laughs.
Excellent, Simon was awesome. All the children were entertained. Please come back again.
Emma. Goodstart Early Learning Melton West. Melton West. VIC.
Children enjoyed the performance as did staff. It was age appropriate and very entertaining. The performer was professional, he did a wonderful job of engaging such a young and varied age group for the duration of the performance.
Carly Connauahton. Little Nippers Early Learning Centre. Merimbula. NSW.
Excellent, the performance was thoroughly enjoyed by the children and educators. It had a lot of humour that the children could relate to. The time that the performer gave at the end to meet the puppets up close and have photos was fantastic.
Kerryn Bendtsen. Gordon Square Early Learning Centre. George Town. TAS.
Price: $5.50 per child ($5.00 + $0.50 GST) or $385 (GST incl) whichever is greater.
Suitable: 2 to 6 year olds.
Times: Show: 45 minutes. Set up: 45 minutes. Pack up: 40 minutes.
Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.