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I took Master O to his first theatrical experience over the weekend of 25-26 September 2010. He loved it!

Afterwards, I spoke to Fiona Martinelli, co-writer, producer and director of the show. She said she was recently back from overseas and excited to be developing  her new Italian language-based theatre company, Teatro Paradiso. She’ll be working with Co. As. It, taking the show to schools, including the Italian Bilingual School at Leichhardt.

Pesciolino is a children’s theatre event that was on as part of the inaugural Sydney Fringe Festival 2010. Here’s the blurb and I’ve included the “Pesciolino song” referred to in one of the reviews:

A feast of songs, puppets, pantomime and a great adventure story with an Italian flavour!

When Lucia complains to her grandma (nonna) about being teased at school, nonna tells her to be brave and strong like her special little fish (Pesciolino) His amazing adventure with an unfriendly shark (Signor Squalo) a gentle whale (Signora Balena) a magic mermaid (La Sirena magica) and a little Italian boy called Pinocchio, is sure to captivate the whole family!

Family tix @ $15 – 25% off purchase of 4 or more

“This production has a lot of heart and a strong message for the kids.
A truly wonderful theatre experience”

“What a fantastic show. The acting was terrific, the shadow puppets
were wonderful and we loved learning some Italian along the way.
I and can’t stop singing pesciolino’s song.
I recommend this show to everyone”

(From The Maillard Arts Festival, Vancouver 2008)
“Bravo Pesciolino! This Italian story is a winner. We just loved it”

Pesciolino’s song:

Dove vai, pesciolino?

I am going out to play, al mare, al mare.

Just be careful pesciolino,

because I am here vicino,

I can eat you in one bite!


Fiona Martinelli is the co-writer, producer and director of the show. An acting graduate of NIDA, Fiona has travelled and worked extensively in Australia and overseas. Her favourite theatre experiences include: Emma and Dangerous Liaisons at the New Theatre & King Lear in the Bondi Pavilion in Sydney, Say Why & The Bear at the Jermyn St Theatre in London, & La Locundiera at Teatro Agora in Rome, and Tony & Tina’s Wedding & Kindertransport in Vancouver. Fiona is thrilled to be back in Australia and to present the first show from her new Italian language-based theatre company Teatro Paradiso.

Georgia Adamson has worked as an actor for more than 10 years and has appeared in numerous theatre and TV productions. Most recently Georgia was seen in the STC production of AESOP’s FABLEs as part of the STC Actor on a Box Series. Georgia also performed in the Bell Shakespeare Company productions of The War of the Roses, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For TV she has recently appeared in Rescue Special Ops, Gangs of Oz, Macleods Daughters and the film Footy Legends.

Recommended for ages 3-9

Australian premiere
Show Duration: 40 Minutes


18/09 13:15
19/09 15:45
25/09 13:15
26/09 15:45
(40 Minutes)

The Newtown Theatre (Foyer)

Adult: $15.00
Child: $15.00
(a booking fee of $2 will be applied on ticket purchases) 
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