‘Absolutely enchanting and absorbing… pulling this too-analytical mind back into my own childhood to recapture the marvels and ‘reality’ of healthy imagining, an uplifting and enriching experience for the soul’.
Chautauqua Radio, Des Moines, USA
Oslo Rogers has a very fun mum called Ruthy, and lives in a very fun town called Mellingong. But now a very unfun problem (called a big approaching storm) is forcing everyone to head for The Clondike, the big town hall on the hill.
And they can only take a few important things each: ‘love luggage’, Ruthy calls it. And she’s a milk-lady, and owns a milk-float, and those can hold lots of love luggage… if you pack them right.
So Oslo sets out to help the people of Mellingong, and to discover the things they love the most – the things you would save from a storm.
Finalist, 2012 Australian Writers Guild (AWGIE) Award: Best Children’s Play
This is a story told – this may be by one, by some, or by many
Previous seasons: 2-15 performers
For ages seven and up, all the way to adult
(USA and Australia)
Adelaide High School, South Australia
US National tour
Cleveland International Children’s Festival, OH
Flint Hill International Children’s Festival, St Paul MN
Australian Performing Arts Market
IPAY Showcase, Austin TX
Hurricane Sandy Benefit, New York NY (Trusty Sidekick)
Tasmanian statewide tour
Theatre Royal, Hobart, Australia
Terrapin Puppet Theatre production 2011, starring Mel King and Jeff Michel
- Commissioned/produced by Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Hobart, Aus), 2011
- First directed by Frank Newman