I’m going to put it out there and admit that yes, yes I have a girl crush on Justine Clarke. Obviously when I received news that Justine Clarke’s Look! Look! It’s a Gobbledeegook! was heading to the Sydney during the winter school holidays, I did what all
manipulative good mothers do and convinced Sunshine that SHE really wanted to go along!
So on the first day of the school holidays, we skipped off to one of our favourite places, the Sydney Opera House so
I Sunshine and her cousins could see Justine in her brand new show. We were promised lots of singing, dancing, cheeky monsters and a whole lot of fun and we were certainly not disappointed.
Justine Clarke’s Look! Look! It’s a Gobbledeegook! will get everyone, adults included, stomping their feet, waving their arms and clapping their hands as they follow the actions to each song encouraged by Justine and her three piece band, Cameron Bruce on the keyboard, Zoe Haptman on the double bass and, Evan Mannell on the drums.
Just when Justine least expects it, the Gobbledeegook will be appearing. Keep your eyes out and get ready to point so she’ll see him too before he disappears to eat another book. And be prepared to meet the lovely Scribbledynoodle who will draw on just about everything if she can help it.
Since the kids were toddlers I have been known to dance around the lounge room with them, belting out the lyrics to Watermelon, the Gumtree Family and Doin it, so we were both thrilled when Justine performed all three and more. Once again, Justine Clarke showed the audience why she continues to be one of Australia’s best performers for kids.
I don’t think there was a single audience member that left without a smile (we also happened to leave with arms full of streamers too…..but you’ll need to attend yourself to see how that happened!).
Justine Clarke’s Look! Look! It’s a Gobbledeegook! is at the Sydney Opera House from now until Tuesday 11 July, 2017. Tickets start at $25.00. The show is recommended for ages 2+. You can read more at the Sydney Opera House website.
We were guests of the Sydney Opera House for this production. All thoughts are our own.