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Written by Elizabeth Honey with Görkem Acaroglu


This funny, playful, child-sized drama for young kids and their families is the story of friendship between a solitary little boy and his elderly Turkish neighbour, who grow a daffodil together. Inspired by a much-loved picture book by Elizabeth Honey, it’s a nimble 2-hander performed with captivating music, surprising puppetry and animation. Its themes of growth, transformation, tuning into nature, and caring for other people across age and cultural difference are timely and universal. 


Duration:    45 minutes

Audience:   3-6 and adults

‘Light-hearted, funny, and wonderfully creative; pitch-perfect for little kids and their

grown-ups.’   Alison Lester, Australian Children’s Laureate

“my daughter and I really enjoyed the show … all the little ones were captivated throughout”  Stephen Henderson, Bendigo Capital Theatre Venue

and Event Coordinator

2018 Victorian Tour
2 March - 13 April 2018
click on venue for booking details

Werribee, Wyndham Cultural Centre, 10.30am,  2 March; 1.30pm, 3 March

Bairnsdale, Forge Theatre10am, 14 March

Sale, The Wedge1pm, 15 March

Traralgon, Latrobe PAC, 1pm, 17 March

Geelong, GPAC, 10am, 20 March

Colac, COPACC10am, 1pm,  21 March

Bendigo, Engine Room, 10am, 1pm, 27 March

Narre Warren, Bunjil10am, 11.30pm, 29 March

Healesville, The Memo, 1.30pm, 3.00pm, 3 April

Knox, Community Arts Centre, 11am, 5 April

Upwey, Burrinja Theatre11am, 2pm, 7 April

Ballarat, Her Majesty's, 10.30am, 1.30pm, 10 April 

Horsham, Town Hall, 10.30am, 1.30pm, 12 April

Hamilton, Hamilton PAC, 2pm, 13 April    

Creative Team



Composer/Musical Director:



Lighting Designer:


Set & daffodil: 

Production Stage Manager:




Kayla Hamill (Tom)

Celal Perk (Mr Yilmaz)

Görkem Acaroglu

Sue Johnson

Elizabeth Honey

Katherine Branch

Shane Grant

Meredith Uborka

A Blanck Canvas

Jonas Anderson

       Rosalind Price with  Elizabeth Honey

Andi Snelling played Tom and Anil Arslan played   Mr Yilmaz in the premiere season at the Mechanics Institute Theatre, Brunswick, Vic, and at the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival, Aug-Sept 2016

Video . . .  Melbourne premiere highlights  
Rehearsal video . . . songs and rhythms . . .
Click on this cover to meet Tom and Mr Yilmaz, and read the story that inspired the show.


Tech specs

Production stills . . . Melbourne premiere . . . 
Andi Snelling as Tom, Anil Arslan as Mr Yilmaz (credit E Honey)
Hello? (credit E Honey)
Five flat fingers (credit E Honey)
Bucket of lemons on a windy day (credit E Honey)
In the rain (credit E Honey)
I put on my space suit (credit E Honey)
Shadow puppets from Turkey (credit E Honey)
Glow-in-the-dark puppets (credit E Honey)
Glow-in-the-dark magic (credit E Honey)
Trumpet of gold (credit E Honey)
Now that IS a daffodil (credit E Honey)
Engaging community, enlivening public space (credit E Honey)
Daffodil poster
Rehearsal stills . . . shadow puppets and a wheelbarrow full of autumn . . .  
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