Daddy Bear’s taking to the stage once more

Jim Adamik as Daddy Bear.

WHEN actor Jim Adamik gained a Canberra Critics Circle award a decade in the past for enjoying Daddy Bear in “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” on the annual ACT Arts Awards, a titter ran across the assembled crowd – but it surely was no laughing matter.

For Adamik, lengthy rated by me as one of many funniest individuals on the Canberra stage, had succeeded in creating a task that will enchantment to probably the most uncared for a part of our theatrical cohort, the very younger.

It’s no secret that the play, about to take the stage once more at The Q,  is a household affair, co-written by Adamik’ s spouse Jordan and father-in-law, Peter Finest, Australia’s finest recognized movie composer.

It was first staged in 2011 for Centrepiece Theatre as what one reviewer known as “a grandfatherly gesture” to the couple’s younger son, Will, now a thriving actor and musician.

However that’s all historical past. “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” was revived efficiently at The Q in 2016 effectively earlier than Jordan turned its inventive director, and now it’s on once more, as a vacation deal with.

Adamik reprises his position –“the best Daddy Bear ever” in Jordan’s unbiased opinion, complete Jordan herself directs and performs Mummy Bear, with Jade Breen as Child Bear, Emily Pogson as Goldilocks and Leisa Eager as pianist .

The 40-minute play has been lovingly created to supply a mild, unfrightening leisure for individuals aged as much as eight and is filled with filled with songs by Grandfather Finest, equivalent to “Bear Bottoms”, “I’m Sorry” and  “Your Finest Buddies Are Bears”.

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Though our image reveals Daddy Bear trying distinctly displeased with Goldilocks, the play is based on the supposition that bears are very good individuals, able to studying the vital classes that human grown-ups may take a touch from, too, equivalent to find out how to say “sorry” whenever you’ve eaten all of another person’s porridge.

“Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” at The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, December 15-18. After the present, the solid will meet the kids from the viewers within the lobby.



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Ian Meikle, editor