Worry Warts – 2003

Worry Warts tells the story of 11-year-old Keith Shipley and his attempts to cheer up his “misery guts” parents. Keith paints his parents’ car “hot sunflower and tropical parrot” to cheer them up. Then he discovers what’s really making his parents miserable – their lack of money. So Keith decides to take matters into his own hands. A show for 8+ year olds, the show acknowledges that sometimes there is only so much you can do about someone else’s happiness and that sometimes change is inevitable.

Worry Warts toured to 30 theatres around Australia in 2003 playing to an estimated 20,000 young people. Some people travelled over three hours to see the show. Worry Warts toured to towns such as Port Hedland, Cairns, Karratha, Margaret River, Carnarvon, Merredin, Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, Launceston, Wagga, Griffith, Shepparton, Mount Isa, Rockhampton and ended at Glen Street Theatre

A highly successful theatrical adaptation of Morris Gleitzman’s novel….stunned the school children audience into wide-eyed stares of pleasure. Lowdown Magazine