Show brings fun and harmony

Louise AllinghamNorth West Telegraph
The Lulus are coming to Hedland next weekend.
Camera IconThe Lulus are coming to Hedland next weekend. Credit: Supplied.

Mums and dads, get the kids’ dancing shoes ready as the Lulus are set to hit the stage at the Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema on Saturday, December 9.

The fun-filled interactive show is aimed at ages 0-8 and features heaps of singing, dancing, playing and fun for its audience.

The Lulus are a close group of friends, Lu Boy, Lu Girl, Spike the sporty lizard, Neuro the clever robot and Fin the baby shark, who live on Lulu Island and share positive messages for children through music and dance.

Director and show host Irene Hopkinson said the show was an analogy for a child’s imagination.

“It represents people from different aspects of society, living in a harmonious society on this islands,” she said,

“Each character has its own archetype and message as well; one character is about encouraging children to believe in themselves, the other one is about sun safety, there’s twins who are about equality, one’s about physical activity and Neuro is about science and learning.”

Hopkinson not only hosts but wrote and produced the show more than 10 years ago and found success in the early days of touring. “We were becoming really successful and people were really responding well,” she said.

“Since then we’ve written a children’s book and developed a kid’s app and produced soft toys.”

The Lulus have since developed a fan base around the State and receive praise from parents and children alike.

“The kids just want to touch the mascots, they want to hold them, they just want to dance along and they get really infatuated,” Hopkinson said.

“I get emails from mums saying ‘do you know that my daughter came home and she was singing Believe in Yourself? She doesn’t even know what that means but it’s so lovely that she is repeating that message.”

“The parents can see what we’re doing and I think they appreciate that as well.”

The Lulus are no stranger to the Pilbara and have toured the area many times before.

“We love the Pilbara,” Hopkinson said.

“We find the kids hug a little tighter in the Pilbara.

“They may not get these shows all the time, so they really appreciate it when it comes, so we love it.”

Tickets are available from mattdann.com.

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