PEARL VERSES THE WORLD, Book Cover by Heather Potter ©Walker Books

PEARL VERSES THE WORLD, Book Cover by Heather Potter ©Walker Books

PEARL VERSES THE WORLD, Jigsaw Theatre Company, ©Tobhiyah Feller

PEARL VERSES THE WORLD, Jigsaw Theatre Company, ©Tobhiyah Feller

PEARL VERSES THE WORLD, Jigsaw Theatre Company, ©Tobhiyah Feller

PEARL VERSES THE WORLD, Jigsaw Theatre Company, ©Tobhiyah Feller

PEARL VERSES THE WORLD, Jigsaw Theatre Company, ©Tobhiyah Feller

PEARL VERSES THE WORLD, Jigsaw Theatre Company, ©Tobhiyah Feller

PEARL VERSES THE WORLD promo, ©Jigsaw Theatre Company & Pearly Productions

Pearl Verses the World

Creative Development, Jigsaw Theatre Company. Book by Sally Murphy

JIGSAW THEATRE COMPANY
CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT, Canberra, Australia, June-July 2011

DIRECTOR / CREATOR: SALLY BLACKWOOD
DRAMATURGE: NAOMI EDWARDS
COMPOSER / CELLIST: DAVID PEREIRA
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: TOBHIYAH FELLER

Creative Development Participants: Lola MacGillivray  & Tilda Barrie (Canberra Youth Theatre) & Leah Baulch.

Pearl is eight years old and lives with Mum and Gran. It takes three to make Pearl’s warm safe family. Pearl finds school a lonely frustrating place where, in her group of one, she rebels against her teacher’s insistence that all poetry must rhyme. Pearl’s world doesn’t rhyme, and as Mum looks after Gran, Pearl struggles to convince her world that poetry, like people, comes in all shapes and sizes.

Pearl Verses the World is a rhyme riddled musical journey about finding your place in the world.