Miss Ivory Tinklefinger, dream-whisperer extraordinaire, is hired to sing the audience to sleep. However the piano has a mind of its own, and the consequences are wild. Starring Carolyn Connors as Miss Ivory Tinklefinger, performed with Dan Witton and Renato Vacirca. Based on the much-loved songs from the bedtime book I’m still awake, Still! by Elizabeth Honey and Sue Johnston.
“[Carolyn Connors] is an artist in absolute control…exhilaratingly whimsical piece of clowning…inspired and energetic…the children were enthralled and energised…wonderfully silly. Cabaret for kids? Only if it’s as good as this.” Ewart Shaw, Adelaide Advertiser, 15 June 2014
“’cabaret’ doesn’t begin to convey its giddy spirit” “so much for sleep … no one snoozes” “terrific physical comedians … about as soporific as Robin Williams doing stand-up on amphetamines” “worthy of a teeming unconscious … [Miss Tinklefinger] does unleash some extraordinary dreams” Laurel Graeber, New York Times, 17 January 2014
“Each time the hysteria threatens to get out of hand, [Carolyn Connors] draws the children back in … with the ease of a pantomime veteran” Andrew Purcell, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 February 2014
“Still awake still! one of the most precious children’s shows I’ve ever seen.” Kate Ceberano, Tweet 14 June 2014
PREMIERE SEASON, 2011 Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, VIC
USA TOUR, 2014 New Victory Theatre, New York, NY, International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase, Pittsburgh, PA, Walton Arts Centre, Fayetteville, AR, Segerstrom Centre for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TOUR, 2014 Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS, Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, TAS, Portland Arts Centre, VIC, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, SA, Out of the Box Festival, QPAC, Brisbane, QLD, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin, VIC, Drum Theatre, Dandenong, VIC, Wyndham Cultural Centre, Werribee, VIC, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, WA, Margaret River Cultural Centre, WA, Matt Dann Cultural Centre, South Hedland, WA, Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville, QLD, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns, QLD, Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre, NSW, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, NSW, Griffith Regional Theatre, NSW, Civic Theatre Newcastle, NSW, Riverside Theatre Parramatta, NSW, Sydney Children’s Festival, Seymour Centre, NSW , Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading, VIC, Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Preston, VIC, Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, VIC, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, VIC