"With characters including a vain and villainous plastic bag named Brendan and
a sourdough starter named Beverly, a play having its world premiere in Hobart
on Wednesday could only have been written by one man: the Guardian
’s very own cartoonist, First Dog on the Moon.
The Carbon Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable Enviroteens
carbon-neutral production based on First Dog’s bestselling book of the same
name, follows young superheroes who must overcome obstacles to save the planet.
It’s a bit like a comedic Captain Planet
for our times, but with more
anthropomorphised objects, more marsupials and many more googly eyes. Aimed at
school kids and families, it’s also about friendship and working together to
get really hard jobs done.
When director Ben Winspear, who runs Archipelago Productions with actor and
wife Marta Dusseldorp, read First Dog’s book with his daughter two years ago,
he saw the stage potential for a unique take on the calamitous issue."
I met First Dog when we were both working for Crikey
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