Jabuti Theatre presents
Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear
Adapted from the book by Marie-Louise Gay and produced by Vision Mechanics
“A visual adventure with puppetry, movement and music for children ages 3+”
“knock, knock knock
It’s Toby Toby with the bright red hair”
“It is an ingenious gem aimed at wee ones but a joy for anyone whose inner child still lurks near the surface.” FIVE STARS – Irene Brown,Edinburgh Guide
“The show’s use of music is so compelling, though, and the visual images of the voyage so gorgeous, that the story becomes steadily more entrancing as it goes on…” Joyce Mcmillan, The Scotsman
“…a warm and cosily expressive show, low on dialogue (there’s also a Gaelic version) but rich in non-verbal communication.” David Pollock, The List
In the middle of the night Rosie, Toby Toby, the cat and the mouse sneak out to play in the shadow of the apple tree. When Toby Toby steals the moon from the sky they go on an adventure across the stars and the sea. But, is it all just a dream?
Based on the book by author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, written in French (Voyage au Clair de Lune) and English, Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear is a visual journey into an exciting world of dreams and imagination. Jabuti Theatre’s adaptation captures the beauty and detail of Marie-Louise’s illustrations using puppetry, physical theatre and magical light boxes and brings it all to life with a mesmerising original musical soundscape and score. Using only the text from the book (original in English and French, can also be offered in Scottish Gaelic, Spanish and Italian with further translations possible), this is a simple, yet visually compelling story about two children and their adventure with the moon.
- Director – Symon Macintyre
- Concept and performer – Rachael Macintyre
- Performer – Jusztina Hermann
- Lighting Design – Simon Wilkinson
- Set and Puppets – Kim Bergsgael
- Composers – Nik Paget-Tomlinson and Niroshini Thambar
- Design Consultant – Marie-Louise Gay
Download the Gaelic song, Gath-Luain air Claus Cait, here:
Tour Spring 2017
- Sunday 26th March – 1pm: The Byre, St Andrews
- Tuesday 28th March – 2pm: Paisley Arts Centre
- Saturday 1st April – 2pm: Universal Hall, Findhorn
- Sunday 2nd April – 2.30pm: Theatre Royal, Dumfries
- Monday 3rd April – 2pm: The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
- Tuesday 4th April – 1.30pm: Cumbernauld Theatre
- Wednesday 5th April – 11am: Platform, Glasgow
- Monday 10th April – 10.30-1.30pm: Dreams and Shadow Puppet workshop at An Lanntair
- Tuesday 11th April – 11am: An Lanntair, Stornoway
- Thursday 13th April – 3pm: Southside Community Centre*
*this is a closed event – tickets are free and available for the refugee groups and communities SCC work with.
In spring 2016 Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear toured across Scotland as part of the Puppet Animation Festival.
Production shots by daniel lacasta fitzsmmons photography