Voyage to the Pacific
The third stop on our "Crazy Bird Tour" was the beautiful Crossing at St Paul's, where we were met by their wonderfully helpful team including Mike and Graham — given that we were performing in a conference room on the top floor, the day would have begun a lot slower without their kind assistance! We took a photo of the space from where the poor daughter stands during the story called "The Magic Royals" — a tale created entirely by Sylvia from Bushes Primary School in Paisley near Glasgow — so that you can get a sense of what it's like being one of our performers!
When the audience arrived, we had a higher-than-average number of adults — but nonetheless all were very keen to enjoy some family storytelling, and the atmosphere was buzzing. However, right after we had passed on the story of "The Magic Stripe" from Chester, the children amongst them still led the way in creating a brand new impromptu fairy tale for us to share later in our travels...
Voyage to the Pacific
One morning, the prince of a faraway land came downstairs to breakfast calling, "Good morning Mum! Good morning Dad!" But there was no answer... His parents, the king and queen, had vanished!
Whilst mourning about the palace, the prince heard a sad song. At first he thought it was a voice in his own head, but when he realised that it was being sung by someone else (with a very ugly voice) he went in search of the source. The sound was coming from a peacock kept in a cage. The prince asked the bird why it was sad, and the peacock explained that he wanted to be free.
The peacock could also tell the prince that a Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Man had stolen the king and queen to a Pacific island using a teleportation device. In gratitude for the information, the prince released the peacock, giving her back her freedom. He then jumped into a rowing boat and rowed as fast as he could from the land of fiction to the Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Man's Pacific island.
Once there, the prince saw the Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Man playing with his teleportation device. The Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Man suddenly appeared next to the prince, gave an evil laugh, and said, "I captured your king and queen using my teleporter! Now it's time for you to suffer as well! I wonder where I can teleport you to cause the most pain...?"
But while the Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Man pondered, the prince thought quickly and said, "Well, it doesn't matter what you do to me. My teleporter is way more powerful than yours."
"Your teleporter?" said the Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Man in disbelief. "But mine's the only one!"
"Oh no it's not," replied the prince. "Mine is so powerful I don't even need to keep it with me! I can just leave it in a secret location, which is latitude 53, longitude 67."
The Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Man then gave an evil grin, thinking the prince had accidentally given away the secret location of his teleporter! He decided to teleport straight away to latitude 53, longitude 67, ready to steal the prince's more powerful teleportation device. But the prince had tricked him — that latitude and longitude was actually the location of a car crushing facility, with a huge electro-magnet that instantly pulled away his own teleporter!
Meanwhile, the prince found his mother and father — the king and queen — and brought them back to their fictional home. By the time they returned, the Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Nasty Man was still struggling to retrieve his teleporter. The royal family had him caught and sent straight to jail.
This story will now be shared with the audience at the Winchester Discovery Centre on Sunday! For more details of how to book for the six remaining shows on our "Crazy Bird Tour", click here!
27th July 2012