Past Performances

  • Joondalup Festival

    March 19th - March 20th 2016
  • The 2016 Joondalup Festival invited all creatures great and small to explore an inquisitive world and playful re-imagining of size and scale across the Joondalup landscape. The festival’s theme for 2016 was ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and included festival rides, theatrical performances, roving entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks display!

    “The kids loved the show! Thank you so much!”

    — - Cara, who attended with her two children

    Performing in “The Great Place for Kids” also affectionately known as the Stretchy Tent, Squisher and Squasher took a captivated audience of boys, girls, and parents on a fantastic journey through the royal garden. Lots of singing, dancing and silliness was had across their four capacity shows! If only the tent was a little more stretchy we could surely have squeezed some more bug lovers in!

    About the show: Squisher and Squasher are playing in the garden but what do they hear? It’s Princess Charlotte and she seems to have lost something! What could it be? Squisher and Squasher leap into action to try and help the Princess. Along the way they discover all sorts of things in their garden. Throughout their adventures they dance and sing together with the audience while teaching them about the world around them.

  • Festival of South Perth

    February 18th 2016
  • Children and grandchildren came together for a special open air Morning Melodies concert with ‘Squisher and Squasher’ in ‘The Great Bug Hunt’ at Neil McDougall Park. The first 200 guests to arrive on the day were treated to a picnic box on arrival to enjoy during the show.

    “It was wonderful to have a morning of fun with the grandkids! It was just lovely!”

    — -Charlie, grandfather of four

    The City of South Perth invited Squisher and Squasher to perform as part of their 2016 Festival. Taking place in the beautiful surrounds of Neil McDougall Park this was a wonderful chance for parents, grandparents, and children to come together for a morning of serious bug hunting!

    About the show: Squisher and Squasher are playing in the garden but what do they hear? It’s Princess Charlotte and she seems to have lost something! What could it be? Squisher and Squasher leap into action to try and help the Princess. Along the way they discover all sorts of things in their garden. Throughout their adventures they dance and sing together with the audience while teaching them about the world around them.

  • Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

    January 21st 2016
  • Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre organised a fabulous day out of lots of bug themed fun! Ticket holders to “The Great Bug Hunt” were able to attend free activities, including games, colouring in, craft activities, face-painting and a meet and greet with the cast!

    “It was so great to meet the cast after the show and the kids had such a great time dancing!”

    — - Dana, who attended with her daughter

    About the show: Squisher and Squasher are playing in the garden but what do they hear? It’s Princess Charlotte and she seems to have lost something! What could it be? Squisher and Squasher leap into action to try and help the Princess. Along the way they discover all sorts of things in their garden. Throughout their adventures they dance and sing together with the audience while teaching them about the world around them.

  • City of Swan Public Libraries

    December 4th 2015 - December 7th 2015
  • Throughout the year, City of Swan libraries present a weekly “Storytime” session for children aged 2-8years old. A Big Bug Christmas was written especially for their 2015 Christmas storytime session. Children enjoyed a 40minute interactive storytelling session from Princess Charlotte full of singing and dancing, and were then presented with special Christmas gifts and participated in some Christmas crafts!

    “This was such a wonderful storytelling session. The kids were engaged from beginning to end. It was so lovely to watch a storyteller fully engage with the children and adapt the story to their needs. Just fantastic!”

    — - Aniek, librarian at City of Swan

    About the show: Princess Charlotte loves bugs … but can they really help her create the best Christmas party ever? With presents to be wrapped, biscuits to be baked, a tree to be decorated and invitations to be sent, Princess Charlotte calls upon her littlest helpers to create a truly unique Christmas!

    Come along and enjoy a singing storytelling adventure with Princess Charlotte and her band of bug friends as she creates a Big Bug Christmas! Combining music, mischief, and mountains of audience participation, A Big Bug Christmas is an engaging tale about the true meaning of Christmas!

  • Shire of Kalamunda Public Libraries

    November 30th 2015 - December 14th 2015
  • Throughout the year, Shire of Kalamunda libraries present a weekly “Storytime” session for children aged 2-8years old. A Big Bug Christmas was written especially for their 2015 Christmas storytime session. Children enjoyed a 40minute interactive storytelling session from Princess Charlotte full of singing and dancing, and were then presented with special Christmas gifts to take home with them!

    “You were so good with the children! The story was very nice and I loved all the different bugs!”

    — - Pey, librarian at Shire of Kalamunda

    About the show: Princess Charlotte loves bugs … but can they really help her create the best Christmas party ever? With presents to be wrapped, biscuits to be baked, a tree to be decorated and invitations to be sent, Princess Charlotte calls upon her littlest helpers to create a truly unique Christmas!

    Come along and enjoy a singing storytelling adventure with Princess Charlotte and her band of bug friends as she creates a Big Bug Christmas! Combining music, mischief, and mountains of audience participation, A Big Bug Christmas is an engaging tale about the true meaning of Christmas!

  • Fremantle Children's Fiesta

    October 25th 2015
  • Set in one of Fremantle’s most beautiful parks, this annual day of fun for under 12s is jam-packed with entertainment and hands-on activities. Live performances, face painting, pirates, fairies and lots of great activities- there’s so much to see and do, this is a fantastic family day out.

    “Such a wonderful day – even when it started raining there was nothing but smiling faces! Thank you!”

    — - Anthony, who attended the festival with his children

    About the show: Squisher and Squasher were invited to perform a special 20 minute stage show called “Gwendolyn’s Dance Party” at the Fremantle Fiesta. Gwendolyn hosted a special dance along with children, teaching them all her favourite bug dances.

    In addition to the show, the team at Squisher and Squasher also hosted a bug art and craft activity with over 300 caterpillars and butterflies being made by children on the day!

  • Koorliny Arts Centre

    September 4th 2015
  • “Squisher and Squasher in The Great Bug Hunt” was presented at Koorliny Arts Centre as part of their regular program of events for 2015. The show was also in support of “Squisher and Squasher – Go On Tour Pozible Campaign”.

    The show was presented twice on the day at 11am and 2pm. Children who attended the show were then invited to attend a meet and greet with the cast and participate in a craft activity workshop where they created their own bugs using paint, glue, and recycled materials.

    “What a wonderful idea to have the activity alongside the show. It is a great opportunity for the kids to talk about what they just saw on stage and explore the show in their own way.”

    — - Kaley, mother who attended the show and workshop

    About the show: Squisher and Squasher are playing in the garden but what do they hear? It’s Princess Charlotte and she seems to have lost something! What could it be? Squisher and Squasher leap into action to try and help the Princess. Along the way they discover all sorts of things in their garden. Throughout their adventures they dance and sing together with the audience while teaching them about the world around them.

  • Fringe World Perth

    February 14th 2015 – February 23rd 2015
  • “Squisher and Squasher in The Great Bug Hunt” was presented as part of Fringe World Perth, Western Australia. The four week long open access festival takes in a variety of performances across multiple genres.

    Squisher and Squasher took part as part of the children’s festival and was well received with three out of the four performances being SOLD OUT and the fourth at 85% capacity.

    “Such a wonderful show for the little ones. They were dancing the whole way home!”

    — Chloe who attended with her two daughters

    About the show: Squisher and Squasher are playing in the garden, but what do they hear? It’s Princess Charlotte and she has lost something very small and very precious. What could it be? The Great Bug Hunt is a wonderful interactive adventure for children 2-8 years old. It features original songs, silliness and enough audience interaction to keep everyone entertained.

  • Old Mill Theatre Perth

    January 5th 2015 – January 10th 2015
  • Squisher and Squasher returned to the Old Mill Theatre in South Perth with an all new adventure, “A Perfectly Perfect Picnic”. The show played for a week of performances (two performances per day) where it entertained local children and adults alike.

    “Thank you for your wonderful time we had today! The children enjoyed our visit immensely and my grandson kept talking about it all day, he wanted to go again tomorrow :) Please make more of these fantastic shows, they are exactly what little children need!”

    — Nina who attended with her two grandchildren

    About the show: It is a beautiful day and Princess Charlotte suggests that Squisher and Squasher spend the day in the garden having a picnic. They think that is a fabulous idea but what happens when the bugs in the garden want to join in too? Will Squisher and Squasher have a perfectly perfect picnic? Come along and find out!

  • Fremantle Children's Fiesta

    November 3rd 2014
  • The Fremantle Children’s Fiesta is a much anticipated event in Fremantle. Held annually the event showcases a fantastic array of free children’s activities including face painting, arts and crafts, games, sideshow attractions, interactive displays, stalls, and live stage shows. Held within the beautiful surrounds of Samson Park, the Fremantle Children’s Fiesta is a wonderful family event.

    “Fantastic show! The kids had a lot of fun and we will definitely be coming back!”

    — Sid who attended with his two children

    About the show: Squisher and Squasher were invited to perform a special 20 minute stage show called “Gwendolyn’s Dance Party” at the Fremantle Fiesta. Gwendolyn hosted a special dance along with children, teaching them all her favourite bug dances.

    In addition to the show, the team at Squisher and Squasher also hosted a bug art and craft activity with over 300 caterpillars and butterflies being made by children on the day!

  • Fremantle Children's Fiesta

    November 3rd 2013
  • Sunday 3 November 2013 between 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Held in Samson Park, every year this is a much loved event for the under 12’s. The day features a host of hands on activities as well as heaps of fun things to do and see.

    The Children’s Fiesta is set in one of Fremantle’s most beautiful parks which is a last remnant of natural bush within the City’s boundaries. It is a great day out for families with children.

    The Children’s Fiesta is part of the Fremantle Festival, a curated festival in the City of Fremantle in Western Australia.

    “Squasher is a little bit silly but in a good way. I like that Squisher likes reading. I like reading too. I loved it!”

    — Joesph, 7 years old (bug enthusiast)

    About the show: Squisher and Squasher were invited to perform a special 20minute version of The Great Bug Hunt at the Fremantle Fiesta on the open air stage.

  • Old Mill Theatre

    July 8th 2013 – July 13th 2013
  • “Squisher and Squasher in the Great Bug Hunt” premiered at the Old Mill Theatre for a week of performances (two performances per day). The show was well received with over 80% capacity across the twelve performances.

    “The young audiences, especially those under 8, really enjoyed the show and responded loudly and with enthusiasm. This crowd made Barking Gecko and Spare Parts’ audiences look like WASO or WA Opera patrons.”

    — Kimberley Shaw for Stage Whispers

    About the show: Squisher and Squasher are playing in the garden but what do they hear? It’s Princess Charlotte and she seems to have lost something! What could it be? Squisher and Squasher leap into action to try and help the Princess. Along the way they discover all sorts of things in their garden. Throughout their adventures they dance and sing together with the audience while teaching them about the world around them.

  • Storytime in the Hills

    October 1st 2012 – October 3rd 2012
  • Storytime in the Hills presents locally written children’s shows in the beautiful surrounds of Roleystone Theatre. In 2012 Storytime in the Hills presented “Amy’s Bedtime Story” written by Nicole George, and “The Golden Butterfly Hunt” written by Emma Marie Davis. Both shows were presented in the same program with each show running for approximately 20 mins.

    “My little boy loved the show today and has not stopped singing and dancing! Thank you!”

    — Kylie who attended with her son

    About the show: The Golden Butterfly Hunt follows the adventures of two cheeky gardeners Squisher and Squasher, as they try to find a beautiful golden butterfly for Princess Charlotte. Throughout their adventure they encounter all manner of strange things in the garden. They sing songs, perform dances and learn about the world around them with the help of their new friends in the audience.