Nature’s Hands

by Stanley Evernden

1973

Age Advice: 5 - 7

Nature’s Hands is a play written by Stanley Evernden for Theatre Centre. Unfortunately the exact year of the play is currently unknown, but is thought that it toured around 1973. Theatre Centre toured this play to schools, and it was presented to audiences of 5 to 7 year olds.

This play is about a father named Mr. Hands and his children, Mandy and Andy, living under an overgrown mushroom. The mushroom was placed there with magic, by Dora, to protect them from the strong sun and forceful rain and winds. This proves very helpful until they notice the mushroom’s edges curling over to the ground, stopping sunlight from getting through, and blocking their way out. They call Dora for help again and embark on a journey of magic, to retrieve the tools needed to solve their problem.

Characters

Mr Hands
Andy
Pingle
Mandy
Dora

Creative Team

Writer: Stanley Evernden

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials and is incomplete. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

A copy of the script is held in Theatre Centre’s archive.

"I know why you have come. Dora has told me. I will give you a gift that will grow Pingle some hands - if you can guess my riddle."

Old woman (Dora in disguise)

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