Bringing Colour to Life


Jordan Springs’ Lynsey Mackay has celebrated an amazing return to the Sydney Fringe Festival, with ‘Kaleidoscope’ an interactive children’s show that she wrote, performed on stage by locals.

Kaleidoscope was performed at Darling Quarter Theatre as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival. The show had previously played at the festival in 2019.

The story is about all the little colours and shapes that live inside the Kaleidoscope. The antagonists are the tones – blacks, whites and greys who decide to try to take over the Kaleidoscope and steal all the colour away. The play then follows the story of the shy little unknown colour who is unsure what her true colour is. The interactive storyline takes the audience on a journey with Unknown who meets other characters on her way including the two beautiful fairies – Colorina and Shaparella.

The show features a live band and singers playing a wide range of styles including jazz, blues, country, and pop as well as original music written for the show.

“It went really well at Darling Harbour. The cast had a ball, and the audience feedback was very encouraging and supportive. On the last show, we introduced the Kaleidodog – a new character in the storyline and this was a big hit. Kaleidodog is a real miniature dachshund. Call us crazy, but we loved working with children and animals” said Lynsey to the Jordan Springs Gazette.

Kaleidoscope started off as a variety show to showcase local young performers talents and evolved over time to become a children’s play. The storyline was constructed around various acts but has since become a tale in its own right. The story was rewritten early this year and the script was co-written by director Maddie Epthorp, who also performed in the show.

“We have plans to further develop our storyline and write a brand new adventure for next year too” she smiled.

Another exciting development is that Lynsey will be offering Kaleidoscope Kids programs in 2023, during school terms. There will be weekly Kaleidobabies classes for Preschool ages, Kaleidotinis for Years K-2, Kaleidokids for Years 3-6, and Kaleidoteens for Years 7-12.

“These will be ensemble work groups in singing, drama and stage movement with group performing opportunities for our local superstars. We are so excited about this collaboration and can’t wait to introduce this exciting new concept to Penrith and Lower Blue Mountains children” Lynsey ended.

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