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This is a heart-warming story of Ruby, a little girl with a big imagination! Ruby is seven and three quarters. She is everything a little girl should be: brazen, hopeful and bright-eyed. But unlike other little girls, Ruby is sick and spends most of her time in hospital.
Sydney Opera House from 18th – 20th May 2018
For ages 6+
Tickets: Child $25 +booking fee
Ruby’s Wish combines beautiful puppets, sensational clowning, original music and a magical beat boxing costume into a heart-warming, visual spectacular that will enchant children and parents alike.
Ruby is seven and three quarters. She is everything a little girl should be: brazen, hopeful and bright-eyed. But unlike other little girls, Ruby is sick and spends most of her time in hospital.
Through an unlikely friendship with a tongue tied clown doctor called Dr Audi-Yo!, Ruby’s hospital room is transformed into a wonderland of mop monsters and bed caves, where anything can happen and wishes really do come true!
KIDsize Vibe: Set in the Studio room on the Ground Floor at the Opera House, children were invited to sit on the floor and get a front row view of the action. Have you ever had to discuss difficult topics with young children? Ruby's Wish ploughs straight into the deep end addressing heavy topics like children's illness, operations, long hospital stays, scary monsters and never quite knowing the right thing to say in tricky situations. Weaved around humour, singing, puppetry, lighting and a narrator who dips in and out of the story, the audience are made to feel like they are part of Ruby's journey.
One might think this is not a show for kids at all. The ultimate message of Ruby's Wish is about using your imagination to overcome difficulties. Rest assured, by the end of the show, my 5 and half year old was beaming and claimed "that was the best show, ever". We went on a rollercoaster of emotions in the 60 minute show and ended on a high, singing and clapping. If you get the chance to go along to Ruby's Wish with children over 6 years, KIDsize Living advise you to jump at it.