By Holly AustinAdriano Cappelletta & Jo Turner
Concept Holly Austin
Director Jo Turner
Set & Costume Designer Pip Runciman
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Puppetry Director Alice Osborne
Composer & Sound Designer Steve Francis
Animation Tim Watts
Puppets Erth Visual & Physical Inc.
Interactive Designer Annie McKinnon
Producer Clara Iaccarino

Holly Austin
Adriano Cappelletta
Kate Sherman

A MAKEbeLIVE production

I gave it 9.2 out of 10.
Scarlett Wallace (aged 10)
The Australian

It’s back! The beguiling story of Ruby, a little girl who may not believe in fairytales but who certainly believes in wishes.

Confined to a hospital bed for much of her childhood, little Ruby has had to grow up far too fast, and confront too much. But when she is visited by Dot, a tongue-tied clown doctor, she finds a way to use her greatest asset: her imagination.

With exquisite puppetry, in a tale forged of fantasy and reality, Ruby’s Wish is a pocket-sized bundle of charm for all ages. As we watch the two misfits – ailing child and awkward clown – create their fantasy world of mop monsters, bed caves and imaginary paper friends, we are drawn into Ruby’s bittersweet life – and come to see that imagination can make almost anything come true.

After a rapturously received outing in 2014, we’re very pleased to bring MAKEbeLIVE’s puppets, magic, beatbox and exquisite performances back for another season. If you missed it last time, well, here is your second chance.

Recommended for ages 6+
Special family performance times listed below!

Notes for Editors

21 September – 9 October 2016
Opening Night
6.30pm Friday 23 September
Tuesday – Thursday 11am & 2pm,
Friday 2pm & 6.30pm, Saturday 2.15 pm & 6.30pm, Sunday 2.15pm & 5.15pm
Full $48, Seniors/Industry/Group $42, Concession $38, 30 Down $32,
Student Saver $25
*Belvoir’s ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted either up or down without notice. This can apply to a small number of tickets in response to demand for a specific performance date or time.
Downstairs Theatre
Belvoir St Theatre
25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills
Box Office
02 9699 3444

Art in the foyer

During the September school holidays, Belvoir will be hosting art making activities in the foyer to coincide with Ruby’s Wish. Similar to the show, these activities are designed to engage young imaginations.

Kids will have the opportunity to create a whole cast of shadow puppets, learn the craft of origami or get drawing. We also invite you to participate in our Children’s Book Exchange.

Art making activities will be held in the Belvoir foyer before and after the show during the September school holidays at the following times:

24 September – 9 October

Tuesday to Thursday 10.30am – 3pm

Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 4pm

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Image Gallery

Hero images by Brett Boardmandownload

Production images by Brett Boardman – download

Video Gallery

Contact Details

For media information and interviews contact Elly Baxter
[email protected] | 02 8396 6242 | 0407 163 921