The adventures of Nellie is a magical presentation combining original narrative, storytelling, music and song. It illustrates the life stories of Nellie, the little Irish harp and her lady. Kitty Sullivan (her lady) is the originator, writer, musician and solo performer. Kitty is the speaker, but Nellie is the storyteller. Nellie’s voice. Nellie’s words. And as Nellie says, “all the stories are real. They really happened.”
A charming mix of whimsy and reality, Nellie’s stories and songs have universal appeal to children ages 4-10. Nellie and her lady and gentleman and special bird friend, Seamus, take the children on adventures all over the world. They travel through time and space. They celebrate the wonder of family and shared experience through the magical windows of words and music.
Nellie’s many friends and family members (human, harp and Seamus) also feature in a series of additional adventure stories: Making Friends; Mother Bird; The Hawk; And Out We Go... Yay!; Flying Home; My Family Grows …Backwards; A Family Crisis; The Magic Room; Italy; New Places; Nellie Goes to Asia; The Silence of Nellie and more.
The stories are each about 20 minutes in length. The show is performed with an interactive 10 minute intermission when the children are invited to share their lives with Nellie and Kitty and to take photos. Total running time is approximately 30-40 minutes.
Illustrations by Violet Paek