CDP Theatre Producers, Guess How Much I Love You

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CDP Kids presents

GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU

A play by Richard Tulloch
Adapted from the books by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram


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"I love you right up to the moon – AND BACK."

Join the enchanting adventure of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare as they discover the magic and colour of the seasons, in a dazzling new stage adaptation of Sam McBratney's beloved Guess How Much I Love You books.

This playful story of love and nature unfolds on stage in a show that's fun for the whole family, with beautiful puppetry, music and laughter for children aged 3 years and up.

Brought to life by CDP Kids, the team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Spot, this family favourite will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers. Don't miss out!



Australian Council for the Arts Rise Fund NSW Government



Guess How Much I Love You™ and © Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram 2021. Licensed by Walker Books Ltd. Guess How Much I Love You is a registered trademark of Walker Books Ltd, London UK.



This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding
and advisory body.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

THE CAST

2021-22 Summer Tour


Catherine McNamara

CATHERINE McNAMARA -
Little Nut Brown Hare

Catherine McNamara is an independent theatre performer and maker. She graduated from the University of Wollongong's B.A. Performance in 2015.

In 2015, Catherine co-created the immersive children's theatre show Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium with Drew Fairley and Scott Wright. She spent the next five years touring the work throughout regional Australia (2017), Auckland (2018), USA (2018-19), and Abu Dhabi (2020).

Catherine has performed in several dance theatre works, including Tangi Wai… the cry of water, by Victoria Hunt (Performance Space, 2015), and Throne of Thorns, by Malaysian theatre director Norzizi Zulkifli (ASWARA, Kuala Lumpur, 2017).

Most recently, Catherine has been working as a performer and creative on Fast Cars and Dirty Beats, a large-scale community performance project created by Kate Smith, set to debut in Bathurst late 2022.

Catherine is very proudly a regional artist - based on Wiradjuri land near Orange, NSW. When at home, she facilitates performing arts programs for people with disabilities and people in aged care, through collaborations with Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre and Arts OutWest.

Guess How Much I Love You is Catherine's first show with CDP, and she is so excited to bring a favourite childhood story to life.



Drew Wilson

DREW WILSON - Big Nut Brown Hare

Drew Wilson is an Australian actor, puppeteer and writer.

A graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts, his theatre credits include Ghetto, Twelfth Night and O'Horo (VCA); War Horse (National Theatre and Global Creatures); Storm Boy (Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre); Laser Beak Man (Dead Puppet Society); The Riddle of Washpool Gully (Terrapin Puppet Theatre and DPS); Urza and the Song in the Dark (Matriark); The Island of Dr Moreau (Loud Mouth Theatre Company); The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Alice in Wonderland (Michael Sieders Presents); and Notes from Underground (Sydney Chamber Opera).

His film and television credits include Crownies (ABC); the short films Legacy, Rare Books and When Sally Left Steve (Australian Film, Television and Radio School); and puppetry for the upcoming feature film Blaze (Dir. Del Kathryn Barton).

Drew is a recipient of a 2019 Mike Walsh Fellowship for Acting and Puppetry and he is currently developing the new works The Jilted Curse and Part-Time Heroes.



Christopher Vernon

CHRISTOPHER VERNON - Narrator

Chris completed his music theatre training at NIDA graduating in 2010 and continued his studies at the Actors Centre Australia, graduating in 2014.

Whilst studying, Chris performed as Luke Boyce in The Emperor of Sydney (dir Andrew Lloyd), Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream (dir George Ogilvie), Stories from the Inside Out (Verbatim Theatre, dir Gale Edwards), John in Oleanna (dir Adam Cook) and Larry in Closer (dir Egil Kipste).

Other theatre credits include High School Musical, I Love You Because, Metamorphosis, The Blue Room, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Rent. Chris has been training as a puppeteer since 2015 and has toured across Australia with a children's cancer education program, in the award-winning show called The Caped Crusader.

Chris has a strong passion for youth mental health and works around Australia creating positive conversations with young people reducing the stigma around mental health. Chris has worked extensively with CDP Theatre Producers. Credits include Billionaire Boy, Spot and Room on the Broom, and most recently The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show.



CREATIVES

Director: Liesel Badorrek
Designer: Isla Shaw
Playwright: Richard Tulloch
Lighting Designer: Benjamin Brockman
Sound Designer: Gail Priest
Puppetry Consultant: Kailah Cabanas



CREW

Company Stage Manager: Meg Stephens
Assistant Stage Manager: Emily Phillips

ACCESS


We believe in making our shows accessible for children with additional sensory and learning needs.

Accessible performances may be available at some venues. Please check with your local venue for details.

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BOOK TICKETS


TOURING 2021 - 2022



NSW

Sydney

Seymour Centre, Chippendale
15 – 16 Dec 2021
Bookings: www.seymourcentre.com or Phone (02) 9061 5344


The Concourse, Chatswood
15 – 20 Jan 2022
Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au or Phone The Concourse Box Office (02) 8075 8111

Parramatta

4 April 2022 *
Riverside Theatres
Bookings: www.riversideparramatta.com.au or Phone (02) 8839 3399

* 4 April 12pm
Relaxed Relaxed Performance

Penrith

13 – 14 April 2022 *
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
Bookings: www.thejoan.com.au or Phone (02) 4723 7600

* 13 April 12pm & 14 April 10am
Relaxed Relaxed Performance





QLD

Brisbane

5 – 9 Jan 2022
QPAC
Bookings: www.qpac.com.au or Phone 136 246





SA

Adelaide

19 - 21 December 2021
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
BOOKINGS: www.premier.ticketek.com.au or Phone 131 246








More dates to be announced soon!


If you live in a metropolitan area in any of the states above, you can register for updates from CDP below.



If you live in a suburban or regional area, we encourage you to contact your local venue to register your interest in the show.