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‘Scaredy House’: The Spooky Family Fun Coming to Brisbane

Brisbane families are in for a thrilling treat this winter with the debut of “Scaredy House,” an immersive theatre experience designed for kids and their families. Premiering at Metro Arts from June 19 to 29, this unique production promises to deliver spine-tingling excitement and ignite young imaginations.

“Scaredy House” by Counterpilot offers a playful yet thought-provoking adventure perfect for children aged 8 to 12. Combining elements of Goosebumps and Minecraft with a touch of existential reflection, the show invites young audiences to explore the mysteries of a house filled with unexpected fears and surprises.

Nathan Sibthorpe, Director of Counterpilot, explains the concept: “We’re building a ‘reverse haunted house’ that will pull apart what it means to be afraid. We’re interested in fears that don’t belong in ghost stories – those things we’re scared of deep down, like not fitting in, or not knowing who we’re meant to be. But then also what if the house itself felt those feelings?”

Attendees can look forward to a dynamic and engaging theatrical journey that challenges, entertains, and encourages self-discovery. The immersive nature of the performance ensures an interactive experience that will entertain the whole family.

In addition to the main event, Metro Arts is offering a free post-show artist talk on Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 pm. This session provides a chance for audiences to gain insights into the creative process behind “Scaredy House.”

For those eager for more spooky fun, a school holiday workshop on shadow puppetry is available for children aged 8 to 12. Participants will learn to create their own mini ghost stories, adding another layer of creativity to the “Scaredy House” experience.

Genevieve Trace, Executive Director of Metro Arts, encourages a diverse crowd to attend: “I welcome young people, parents, grandparents and caregivers to Scaredy House, to share in the joy and wonderment of the theatre.”

Tickets for “Scaredy House” and the associated workshop can be purchased at Metro Arts. Don’t miss this chance to embark on a whimsical and heartwarming adventure that promises to be a highlight of the school holidays.

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