Owl of the shadows

The Owl’s Apprentice flies in for two performances.PICTURE: ANAND KUMAR

Jenny Ellis and Little Wing Puppets return to Broken Hill next weekend with their new show The Owl’s Apprentice, next weekend.

The Owl’s Apprentice provides an interactive experience for families with its combination of shadow puppetry and physical comedy explained Artistic Director of Little Wing Puppets, Jenny Ellis.

“We are thrilled to be returning to Broken Hill. We believe that young people deserve equal access to the arts, wherever they live,” Ms Ellis said.

The show focuses on a young owl named Poot Poot, who is sent to study at Owl school.

On his journey he encounters various wildlife like an echidna, a wombat and more who share their own wisdom.


Ms Ellis has been a puppeteer for more than 20 years and tells the whole tale with a single set of hands, often playing multiple characters, at once.

“In a time when there is so much time spent on screens, the simplicity of puppet theatre still retains a sense of magic. It’s amazing to hear a room full of children gasping and exploding into laughter over the antics of a puppet on stage,” She elaborated.

The Owl’s Apprentice will have two performances, one at the Palace Hotel on Sunday 26 June at 5.30pm and another on Monday 27 June at 10am at the

Theatre 44. Tickets will be $15 for adult and child and $10 for single tickets.

Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning (08) 8088 1699.

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