Charlotte's Web is the unlikely friendship between wide-eyed innocent pig Wilbur and the worldly, wise spider Charlotte.
Charlotte's Web has played to over 7,500 children and families since its premiere. In 2022, RAVA Productions has in principal funding approved to tour to a further 18 communities in Queensland.
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. RAVA Productions includes original music and songs performed as part of the storytelling.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
- 6 cast plus 1 Tech (or 2 for small halls/community centres)
Six cast play multiple roles Minimum 1 technician on tour for managed venues, 2 technicians for small/community halls 2022 regional/remote tour is planned for 2 techs touring and will carry all lighting and sound equipment required. Can integrate to existing equipment in venues.
4 hour bump in/1hour bump out. The set is designed for touring and scales up to suit large venues, has adapted for outdoor and festival tents, also suitable for small halls and school venues. Lighting is relatively simple and can use standard rig with limited specials. Company tours battery LEDs. The soundtrack plays via Qlab into venue desk/PA system or toured sound equipment.
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
Unique Selling Point
Charlotte's Web is a well known story by E.B.White. It is on the curriculum for primary school students to study in Year 3. The themes are friendship, accepting of differences, building trust, sticking by friends in tough times and leading a full life.
This production captures the innocence and wide-eyed wonder of the characters in the barnyard including Wilbur our hero pig, faithful Fern, the gluttonous rat Templeton, Goose and Gander, Old Sheep and the Arable and Zuckerman families.
A comprehensive marketing package is available https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yz2jr8jweye6dib/AACB3V-gCEOFvEyiZRViJRQEa?dl=0
It includes production images - hero graphic, production photographs, e-mailable and printable digital posters artwork, social media materials, on-line banners and newsletter inserts, biographies of performers and sample media releases.
Video footage includes social media versions, cast interviews and the Full-Show as streamed. Additional short promotions can be created for both use on free-to-air TV and formatted for social media on-line.
A Teachers Resource Activity Kit is available. A Workshop Menu provides Primary, Secondary and Teachers PD aligned to Standards
Experienced teaching cast facilitate a range of workshops including drama, dance and music focused games and activities.
Workshops are suitable for
- groups of primary school aged children (Years 2-3)
- secondary students
- Teacher PD Workshops including certification alignment to Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers All performances can include a post-show Q&A session facilitated from stage by the cast.
"The cast was outstanding and shared their knowledge in a highly positive and entertaining manner. We would definitely attend another professional workshop again". Year 3 Teacher, Hermit Park State School.