Nadia Sunde is one of the main performers in Bleach Festival's 'Captain Curlylocks puppet show.
Nadia Sunde is one of the main performers in Bleach Festival's 'Captain Curlylocks puppet show. Blainey Woodham

Pirate play written at Kingscliff to feature at festival

CHILDREN'S entertainer Nadia Sunde will this month debut a play she thought up while playing with her kids in a Kingscliff Park

The Treasure of Captain Curlylocks will be unveiled from March 21-23 in the Tugun Progress Hall as part of the Bleach Festival program.

Bleach is a music, art and beach culture festival running from March 7-23.

Mrs Sunde's comedy show is aimed at children aged from three to eight and features a pirate plot brimming with excitement and laughs when Captain Curlylocks' treasure chest washes up on Tugun Beach.

The show combines comedy, music, puppetry and audience participation.

Mrs Sunde has always been an artist and performer but a couple of major events in her life set her down the path of children's entertainment.

"I have always been a performer, but when the kids were born I really began focusing on kids' entertainment," she said.

Most of her ideas have come through play and her latest work is no different.

"Captain Curlylocks came about when I was playing with the kids on a pirate ship playground in the park."

Mrs Sunde previously performed in the Australian folk circuit as the lead vocalist and bass player in Spot the Dog, and even recorded two albums.

More recently she toured another children's shows, Nadia and The Blue Flamingo, to sold-out audiences.

Captain Curlylocks runs for 45 minutes and costs $10 for kids, adults $15.



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