2011 Ferdinand The Bull

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Once again we have had the pleasure of staging an outdoor summer play on the beautiful Sapphire Coast.

Watching live theatre on a warm summer’s day with the kids and a picnic basket, under the shade of a tree is a delight that should not be missed!


Everyone enjoyed the story of the little bull called Ferdinand who just wants to sit under his favourite tree and smell the flowers…until one day, the local duke needs a fierce bull for a bullfight…!

FerdinandFlamencoMany grownups will remember reading the book The Story of Ferdinand when they were little, or seeing the 1938 Disney cartoon of Ferdinand The Bull that won an Oscar the same year.

This charming story about being yourself and not having to be a bully has recently been adapted for the stage by award-winning US playwright Karen Zacarias, with music by Deborah Wicks La Puma.

You’ll love the other characters in the play too, including Cochina, Ferdinand’s piggy friend with stars in her eyes, the bossy Duke Dodó, and his gentle son Duquito Danilo as well as various animal characters.

musiciansJourney back with us to 1930s Spain, with the exciting sights and sounds of flamenco dancers and live guitar music performed by Guitarama.



4-9 JANUARY 2011
Panboola Bullara St Pambula


10 JANUARY 2011
Delegate School of Arts

The Delegate show was presented in association with
Cross Border Communities


Ferdinand was presented at Pambula Public School and Bega West Public School and attended by students from Bombala High School.

Show length: Approx 55 minutes, no interval.

Lis Shelley


Ferdinand, a bull Peter O’Brien
Cochina a pig, Ferdi’s friend Donna Cotter
Duque Dodó, a Spanish duke Christopher Michelin
Duquito Danilo, the Duke’s son Blake Young
Understudy Karl Auer
Flamenco Dancers / Duke’s mother Georgia Hughes
Louise Yeoman
Catherine Vance
Little Animals / Bugler Anna Auer, Tasha Nerrie,
Layne Maher, Maggie Schwitzer, Arabella Tarpey
Music performed by Guitarama:
Dave Crowden, Sam McMahon,
James Hagan


Assistant Director Georgia Hughes
Stage Manager Karen Tarpey
Dance Choreography Veronica Valderrama
Guitar tutor Dave Crowden
Stage, Sets & Props Phil Cheek, Judy Shelley
Costumes Robyn Whitby, Lis Shelley, Kerry Vance
Spanish coach Ana Arcos Solari
Front of house Sam Nerrie, Kerry Hynes, Anne Morgan, Glen Shelley
Publicity Karen Tarpey
Click hereto listen to
some of Guitarama’s music
from their new CD

A portion of ticket sales
from the Pambula shows
went to support