Somebody Loves You Mr Hatch

Somebody Loves You Mr Hatch


 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, May 5, 2018 - 2:00pm

$12 All Ages

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Axis Theatre's production of Somebody Loves You Mr Hatch on Saturday, May 5 at 2:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Somebody Loves You Mr Hatch is the final show in the Society's 2017/18 Kid's Series.

Set in a friendly 1940's town, Somebody Loves You Mr Hatch follows a lonely man whose job is attaching aglets to shoelaces at a shoe factory. But on Valentine's Day, his world is turned upside down when he receives a mysterious package that reads "Somebody loves you". Determined to discover who sent him the package, Mr. Hatch finds himself on an adventure filled with all the fun parts of life he had once ignored. This heartwarming story explores themes of loneliness, friendship, and the importance of change.

Based on the children's novel by Eileen Spinelli, Somebody Loves You Mr Hatch uses beautiful puppetry and simple costumes to communicate a story that touches audiences of all ages. Spinelli is a poet, writer, teacher and mother with a focus on meaning and morals for children growing up. Spinelli's Somebody Loves You Mr Hatch was awarded a Christopher Award, given to books "which affirm the highest value of human spirit". 

Geared to young audiences, Axis Theatre has been presenting original works for over 40 years. Axis Theatre's dedication to providing fresh and memorable productions to audiences of all ages has won them 17 Jessie Richardson Awards, a Betty Mitchell Award, and a Drama Desk Nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience. Somebody Loves You Mr Hatch is directed by Axis Theatre's Artistic Director Chris McGregor and features performers Jeny Cassady, Mika Laulainen and Sarah May Redmond. 

The stylistic puppetry and characterization of performers in this touching story will have the whole family falling in love with Mr. Hatch!

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