From the imagination of one of our founders,

Nicci Reuben

Art Work by James Chin @ Playful Ink, 2017

Art Work by James Chin @ Playful Ink, 2017

The Snot-Gobbler is a magical, witty, linguistic, SLIME covered story encompassing the oft-avoided conversation about how children have to sometimes cope with serious illness and loss at the heart of it. Gotten-Gitten Von Schnauzelburger is a man made miserable by the grief of having lost the love of his life, Mary. His sadness is so great that he begins to find the joy and laughter of others, especially children, unbearable. With the unwitting help of Robot Boy, Gotten-Gitten turns his intelligence to creating viruses, which produce large amounts of snot so that his Snot-Gobbler can then wipe the smiles off children’s faces.

Rosie Petal, the hero of our story is a nine-year-old girl who hasn’t spent a day ill in her life despite Gotten-Gitten’s best efforts. However, she and her family have had heart breaking days due to the tragic loss of her older sister. Despite their grief the Petals are a family that has chosen to look for love, joy, and hope in one another and in the world around them. When The Snot-Gobbler manages to steal the smile of Rosie’s little brother, she knows that she must go and get it back! Rosie, is brave but every hero needs a sidekick and Rosie finds hers in the form of an old she Spy-der, Tarantula, with a particular love for fermented potato juice and an omnipotent knowledge of the heartache that Gotten-Gitten, Rosie, and Robot Boy are all attempting to cope with in their own way. The story culminates into a harrowing adventure with an ending that leaves the audience on its toes and possibly covered in snot…we mean slime!

The Snot-Gobbler

Created By: Nicci Reuben

Designed by: Ross Goffin

Original Score: Andrew Thorne

Promotional Artwork: James Chin

"Very Inventive & Beautifully   styled."
                           -Leigh Sykes                                   Theatreview
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The Snot-Gobbler had it's premier season at Te Pou Theatre in April of 2017. This development season was in collaboration with Navi Collaborative and was well received by children and adults alike.

Original Production Credits:

Producer: Simone Szybowski

Marketing: Lisa Sorenson

Director: Nicci Reuben

Designer: Ross Goffin

Lighting Design + Tech: Michael Craven

Costume Design: Dawn Glover

cast: Tyler Brailey (Robot Boy), Ashton Brown (Gotten-Gitten) Dawn Glover (Rosie Petal), Jamie Lees (The Snot-Gobbler), Nicci Reuben (Tarantula)

Crew: joshua Baty & Mj Bradley

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