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

Six cast play multiple roles Touring schedule can have bump in afternoon prior for performances at 9.30am and 12noon. Allow minimum 1 hour between shows for re-set and completing post-show activities. Morning bump in can schedule for late afternoon shows e.g. 4pm and 6.30pm. Minimum 1 technician on tour for managed venues, 2 technicians for small/community halls desirable.

The set is designed for touring, with some simple construction for elements. Set build is max 1 hour. Design allows for scaling up or down to suit the venue. Lighting can work from standard rig with limited specials. The soundtrack plays via Qlab into existing venue desk/PA system.

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
facebook.com/RAVA-Productions-611292075908017

Unique Selling Point

Charlotte's Web is a well known story for children around the world and is studied in primary school for Years 2 or 3.

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 includes a range of production images including the hero graphic, e-mailable and printable digital posters artwork, on-lline banners and newsletter inserts, biographies of performers and sample media releases. Additional resources may be created on request from presenters. Video footage from the October 2018 season is available and a short promotions can be created for both use on free-to-air TV and formatted for social media on-line. A teachers activity kit is currently in development.

Community Engagement

Four of the cast have teaching qualifications. A range of workshops and activities can be delivered.
In particular, post-show Q&A sessions can be facilitated by the cast.
Charlotte will invites young people to meet her (a puppet) on stage and talk with barnyard characters.
Workshops and activities suitable for groups of primary school aged children (Years 2-3) can be arranged to explore themes of friendship, respect for differences and working together as a team.