Home to a happy group of people was a small island in the Pacific Ocean.
Why were they so happy?
They had everything they needed. They grew vegetables and fruit to eat, they caught fish. They played games with each other and told stories, stories of old and stories of new. Sometimes they sang those stories.
They saw all colours that made up their world, the colour of the sand, the hills, the sea, the rocks. They gave the colours names like Yellow, Kowhai, Samasama. They told stories and sang songs about the fish in the sea. The big fish, the small fish and especially the Rainbow fish. The Rainbow fish had all the colours of the world.
There was one song they sang, of a time when the Rainbow Fish lost its colours, a time when the other fish in the sea had no colours, a time when the wind created great mischief to the people of the island and the fish in the sea.
Rainbows and Fishes is a new theatre piece using puppets to weave this colourful story about Rainbows and Fishes. English, Te Reo and Samoan are freely used throughout the performance.
Kenny King performs this solo work with great skill and enthusiasm, taking the children in the audience on an incredibly special colour-filled journey. Kenny has been performing with Little Dog Barking for the past eleven years, appearing in shows such as Turn on the Light, Guji, Guji, Piggies and a Sausage Went for a Walk, Paper Shaper, Kowhai Tree and many more.