Suitable for ages 3 – 10 years.

Follow a baby echidna, through the world of shadow puppetry, on a journey to find out where he belongs.

Spike is the story of an egg stolen by a greedy rat. A young girl finds it. She is playing alone because she is bullied by other children. The baby echidna that hatches has no spikes yet and she doesn’t know what kind of creature he is. She tries to help but accidentally puts him in dangerous situations – in the nest of a crocodile, an emu and a turtle. He feels frightened, rejected, alone. As the story unfolds, she helps him to discover where he belongs, and he helps her to find her own “spikes” and stand up to the bullies.

“Best show ever!” -Trevor, aged 6, Burnie Arts Centre, TAS 

Produced by Little Wing Puppets 

Performed by Jenny Ellis 

Written By Jenny Ellis & Anne Brooksbank 

Music Composed By Mal Webb 

Directed By Jacob Williams & Clare Batholomew 

Designed By Jenny Ellis, Richard Bradshaw and Fabrizio Montecchi 

Puppets, Sets and Lights By Jenny Ellis, Jeremy Lavender, Lauren Redpath, Freya Pitt and Nick Wollan 

Images by Jeremy Lavender and Anand Kumar