Storytelling is an art form and a good storyteller is a treasure.
They can craft a story through mime, music and often with a strong message or meaning. Children often being the audience are captivated with the story-teller and their animated delivery.
In January Palmerston North Libraries are hosting a couple of storytellers as part of their Summer Reading Programme. The good news is that everyone is welcome to attend the shows.
Little Dog Barking is the first performance of the year. They are presenting ‘Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge', and incorporate puppetry into the story. This is a wonderful story by Mem Fox about a boy who lives next door to a rest home and makes friends with some of the residents. He has a favourite, but she has lost her memory. Wilfred sets out to find it for her. You know this is going to be a sweet story for all ages.
Returning again is Mary Kippenberger. Mary is no stranger to local libraries. She is an international renowned storyteller who is presenting a mix of fairy tales, part pantomime and slightly wicked songs. Her interactive storytelling fun is for the whole family, but particularly those in primary school.
Little Dog Barking Theatre Co is performing at the city’s libraries with the story of Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge.