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Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield Review

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by EricaL (subscribe)
Freelance writer. Editor of: melbourne.kidtown.com.au
Published February 22nd 2015
Captain Barnacles and his Crew must save the Coral
TV's popular underwater animated crew The Octonauts have commenced their Australian tour to "Explore, Rescue and Protect" the Great Barrier Reef in an all new live performance Operation Reef Shield.

Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield
Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield


Captain Barnacles and his 8 creature crew opened their epic on-stage journey at The Drum Theatre on Saturday 21 February to an enthusiastic crowd of Octo-cadets and accompanying parents, carers and guardians.

All the favourites appear in the show with "Flappity Flippers" Peco the Penguin carrying his trusty medic bag, Kwazii the Daredevil Cat baking some interesting Pirate Pies, Dr Shellington the Marine Scientist Sea Otter with his soft Scottish accent, and the Vegimals make an appearance, too.

Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield
Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield


Captain Barnacles the brave polar bear, "Sounds the Octo-Alert" to lead his crew on an important mission to save the dying reef from a plague of hungry Crown-of-thorn starfish on a mission to eat their way through the coral.

Along the way, the Octo-cadets meet plenty more colourful Australian reef dwellers, that swim and scuttle past changeable scenes to match the style of the Octonauts popular TV show, with plenty of songs to join in with, and two big bubble machines at each side of the stage for the kids to enjoy their educational underwater party.

Octonauts Live!
Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield


The Octonauts TV series often conveys important messages to budding Marine Biologists everywhere, and Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield continues that legacy focusing on the increase of Crown-of-thorn starfish populations, which pose a real threat to reefs around the world, a lot of it down to changes in our global environment.

In a colourful, interactive and fun show to entertain children (including the big kids) of all ages, Barnacles and the underwater rescue team have left the Drum Theatre in Dandenong to travel to Brisbane and Sydney before returning to Melbourne, this time showing at the Comedy Theatre in the CBD on 12 - 15 March 2015. Join the Octonauts crew by booking your tickets here.

Running time: 75 minutes in total, with a 15 minute interval.
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Why? Your kids will love it (and you will too)
When: 12 - 15 March 2015
Where: Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: From $39.90, booking fees may apply
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