A Little Bit of Blue

A Detective Story, told with Puppetry, where you help solve the case. 

Wednesday 3 July | 10:30am | GPAC Town Hall Theatre

A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive environmental detective story, told with puppetry. As well as unravelling a mystery, it involves learning about the unique habits of an extraordinary Australian animal, the Satin Bowerbird, and their fascination for the colour blue. It is a fun frolicking mix of Detective Noir, slapstick, with some interesting facts thrown in. 

Mavis’s world is turned upside-down by small disappearances. Something has gone missing and is nowhere to be found. Mrs Hooley has been looking everywhere. But it’s not just today. Every day a new thing seems to disappear. Little things. A $10 note. Clothes pegs. A ball of wool. It’s troubling at first, but the thief then takes it one step too far 

Mavis calls in a Detective to investigate.  The Detective, Harry McGee, an adorable fool, makes a mess of the investigation, and the children love always being one step of ahead of him. They set a trap for the burglar. A stake out is required. In the dead of night, and the Detective indeed finds something peculiar…. The children’s role is to help him solve the case. 

Jenny Ellis, a puppeteer of more than twenty years, weaves the whole mystery together, sometimes playing three characters at once. The young audience will gasp with surprise, sigh with the sadness, shout in outrage, cheer with triumph, and dance with joy as they follow the sneaky bowerbird on his journey to find love. 

A delightful show! Very clever and amusing – both for young and old. Jenny Ellis is clearly a very talented performer! Congratulations to all involved and thank you for a wonderfully engaging performance. 
~ Max, audience member, Northcote Kid’s Festival 


GPAC Town Hall Theatre, Traralgon

Full Price$10
Child Price*$8
Access Price$7
Family Price**$30

Additional Information

*Child Price: U16s

**Family Price: Any group of 4 family members’

Duration: 40 minutes, no interval

Production Warnings: May contain coloured disco lighting effects

Artist recommended age: 3-10 years of age

Event Details

Start Date

July 3, 2024

End Date

July 3, 2024

Event Time



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GPAC Town Hall Theatre


Grey Street, Traralgon 3844

Contact Details

Telephone (BH)

(03) 5176 3333

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