THE Octonauts is the latest kids TV show to take Australia by storm. Captain Barnacles and his team of undersea adventurers have won thousands of tiny hearts across the nation with their mission to Explore! Rescue! Protect! the world’s marine life. THE Octonauts is the second most watched children’s TV show in the country, seen daily on ABC2 by 257,000 viewers nationally. This media call announces the world premier of the Australian-made live-on-stage production set to complete a capital city tour of Australian premier theatres in 2015, before touring internationally.
Life Like Touring and Silvergate Media are thrilled to announce an Australian world premiere live theatre production: OCTONAUTS LIVE! OPERATION REEF SHIELD, touring capital cities from 27 February to 27 March 2015. Tickets are on sale from 18 November 2014 via OctonautsLive.com.au
Developed from a special new episode of the worldwide hit children’s animation series The Octonauts (ABC For Kids), OCTONAUTS LIVE! OPERATION REEF SHIELD is a live adventure musical set to tour Australia’s premier theatres.
The Octonauts has had huge surge in popularity since it first began airing on television two years ago. It rates in the Top 10 most watched TV programs in Australia.
The OCTONAUTS are an eight-person team of quirky and courageous undersea adventurers who are always ready to dive into action! It is their mission to explore new underwater worlds, rescue amazing sea creatures and protect the ocean.
Entirely created and produced in Australia, OCTONAUTS LIVE! OPERATION REEF SHIELD! is written and directed by Life Like Touring’s Theresa Borg, who wrote and directed acclaimed internationally touring productions Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, which toured to Australia, North America, Middle East and Europe, and Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World Tour that toured Australia and Asia.
“When we met with the US producers of The Octonauts we knew we wanted to do something on the Great Barrier Reef. They happened to have an upcoming Season Special episode that we could work with, so in an unprecedented move they gave us access to their new season special script before it went into production,”says Theresa.
“It is a thrilling opportunity to contribute to the action packed OCTONAUTS world and support the Octonaut values of teamwork, cooperation and protecting the environment.”
OCTONAUTS LIVE! OPERATION REEF SHIELD is a live on stage underwater spectacular full of interactive and educational fun, special effects and a musical score.
A mix of science fiction technology and biology, the subject matter of The OCTONAUTS is said to be reminiscent of Star Trek and Thunderbirds blended with Jacques Cousteau.
More information available via OctonautsLive.com.au