Charlotte's Web is the unlikely friendship between wide-eyed innocent pig Wilbur and the worldly, wise spider Charlotte.

Our hero, a little pig named Wilbur, braves his new world forming friendships and warming hearts through his adventures, learning about life and death, miracles, loyalty and trust.

Filled with wide-eyed innocence, Wilbur - the runt of the litter - bonds with the farmer's daughter, growing into a terrific, radiant little pig. He finds a new home in a barnyard filled with characters, including a gluttonous rat, chatty goose and bleak sheep. Here Wilbur forms an unlikely friendship with Charlotte the spider. Their bond inspires the animals around them to come together as a family. When she gets word that Wilbur's days are numbered, Charlotte hatches a plan spinning her miracle to save his life.

Charlotte's Web is an enchanting children's favourite based on the beloved book by E.B. White.


Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
C, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party
7
Considerations

Cast has 6 performers playing multiple roles. 1 technician on tour for managed venues, 2 technicians for community halls etc. Premiere performance is early October 2018 and technical aspects are still in development. Set is designed for touring, with some simple construction for elements. Design allows for scaling up or down to suit the venue. Bump in is estimated at 5-6 hours with the touring schedule able to be configured for an afternoon/evening bump in for 2 performances following morning.

RAVA Productions is a collaboration between industry professionals Ruth Atkinson and Alison Vallette joining forces to produce live theatre readily accessible in a variety of venues. Alison Vallette is a director/choreographer with professional dance credentials, having danced internationally performing in tours of the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. Ruth Atkinson is a creative producer and presenter with experience in programming/marketing for the Empire Theatre and as director for the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane.


Company Website
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Unique Selling Point

Charlotte's Web is a well known story for children around the world and is studied in primary school for Years 1-4.

This production captures the innocence and wide-eyed wonder of the characters in the barnyard. Wilbur our hero pig, faithful friend Fern, the gluttonous rat Templeton, Goose and Gander and the Arable and Zuckerman families.

The theme of Friendship is strong in the story, building trust and sticking by friends in tough times, against the realities of nature.

Marketing Materials

A marketing package will include a range of images including the hero graphic, e-mailable and printable digital posters, banners and newsletter inserts, biographies of performers and sample media releases. Additional resources may be created on request from presenters. After October 2018, video footage of the show will be available and a short promotion will be created for use on TV and a format for on-line. A teachers activity kit is currently in development and available after October 2018.

Community Engagement

Four of the cast have teaching qualifications. A range of workshops and activities are in development by October 2018. These will be suitable for groups of primary school aged children (Years 3-5) to further explore themes of friendship, respect for differences and working together as a team.