THE CHAOS FAIRY, original cast and design, ©Chaos Fairy Productions
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The Chaos fairy
A new children's musical by Nicholas Flanagan
A tale of an imaginary world dreamt up by a little boy.
PRODUCER: SALLY BLACKWOOD
THE CHAOS FAIRY
Written and composed by Nicholas Flanagan
Developed and directed by Darren Gilshenan
The Chaos Fairy is a family musical for children aged 4 to 12 years. It tells of a young boy, Aloysius, a talented singer who enlists the help of a chaotic fairy and an eccentric wizard to deal with his problem of freezing up whenever he attempts to perform before an audience. The fairy and the wizard are also useful in helping Aloysius deal with his separated parents, both of whom are interfering and argumentative. Unfortunately, his helpers’ methods are mischievous and initially their brand of assistance just lands Aloysius in a whole heap of trouble. There is method to their madness however, and with simple magic, clowning, hilarious physical comedy, great songs, and much infectious laughter, the riotous antics of these two magical creatures cause Aloysius’s parents to stop their squabbling, look at themselves, become friends, and allow Aloysius to find his own way and his own courage.
PARRAMATTA RIVERSIDE THEATRES funded a week-long workshop of The Chaos Fairy in July 2009. Glen Street Theatre KidsPlay, ILLAWARRA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, THE SEYMOUR CENTRE and PARRAMATTA RIVERSIDE THEATRES supported the second stage of creative development in 2010-2011. A full production was staged at PARRAMATTA RIVERSIDE THEATRES in October 2011 as part of SYDNEY CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL. A subsequent season was staged in April 2013 at MONKEY BAA THEATRE DARLING HARBOUR.
THE CHAOS FAIRY is supported by GLEN STREET THEATRE; ZENITH THEATRE; ILLAWARRA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE; THE SEYMOUR CENTRE; PARRAMATTA RIVERSIDE THEATRES; MONKEY BAA; CARRIAGEWORKS; SYDNEY CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL; CITY OF SYDNEY; MONKEY BAA THEATRE DARLING HARBOUR