That's Not A Daffodil by Jump Leads Productions

That's not a Daffodil is a simple story of friendship between a solitary young boy and his elderly Turkish neighbour. Alive with music, movement, puppetry and animation, it’s funny and full of surprises - a treat for little kids and families.

Tom is wary of Mr Yilmaz at first, but trust and playfulness build as they grow a daffodil together and enter more and more into each other’s lives.

'That's not a daffodil! That's an onion!' says Tom when Mr Yilmaz presents him with a bulb to plant. 'That's not a daffodil, that's a green beak!' he says when the first shoot pokes up…

Inspired by the popular picture book That's not a Daffodil!, by Elizabeth Honey, this is a show about understanding between young and old from different worlds. It's about the importance of planting and growing, giving and sharing, and seeing the relationship between all things. It celebrates living imaginatively through friendship, language, music and play.

The show delighted packed audiences for its premiere seasons at Mechanics Institute Theatre in Melbourne, and the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival, in 2016.

‘Light-hearted, funny, and wonderfully creative; pitch-perfect for little kids and their grown-ups.’  Alison Lester

“my daughter and I really enjoyed the show … all the little ones were captivated throughout”  Stephen Henderson, Bendigo Capital Theatre Venue & Event Coordinator

This project is supported by Creative Victoira.

A story of friendship, planting and playfulness.

14th Mar 2018 to 13th Apr 2018

Jump Leads Productions
Duration: 45 minutes no interval
Artform: Children's Theatre
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Date Venue Location More info
14th Mar 2018 Forge Theatre and Arts Hub 80 McKean St, Bairnsdale, 3875
15th Mar 2018 The Wedge 70 Foster St, Sale, 3820
17th Mar 2018 Latrobe Performing Arts Centre Cnr Breed and Grey Streets, Traralgon, 3844
20th Mar 2018 Geelong Performing Arts Centre 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong
21st Mar 2018 Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre Cnr Gellibrand & Rae Streets, Colac, 3250
27th Mar 2018 The Capital Theatre 50 View St, Bendigo, 3550
27th Mar 2018 The Memo 235 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, 3777
5th Apr 2018 Knox Community Arts Centre Cnr Mountain Hwy & Scoresby Rd, Bayswater, 3153
7th Apr 2018 Burrinja 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, 3158
10th Apr 2018 Her Majesty's Theatre 17 Lydiard St South, Ballarat, 3350
12th Apr 2018 Horsham Town Hall Wilson St, Horsham, 3400
13th Apr 2018 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300