Opposites World by Co Theatre Physical

Opposites World is a one-person storytelling show for 3- to 5-year-old children. The show combines: storytelling, fun characters, comedy and dancing. Performed by Beth Kayes who brought you The Great Teddy Bear Escape.


Kezia is a teddy bear. It’s his Mum’s birthday and everyone is making her presents. He is too busy playing opposites-at lunchtime he is full, at bedtime he is wide awake and he uses his outside feet inside and all the presents go flying! He thinks he will give his Mum a story for her birthday so he travels to Opposites World for ideas. There Kezia meets a fish out of water, a flying cow, and a caterpillar who is afraid to go into his chrysalis. They all have problems and so Kezia helps them and becomes the King of Opposites World. But he can hear his family singing ‘Happy Birthday’. He has to give up his kingdom and get home FAST.

Suitability: 3-5 year old children
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: $170 (+ GST)

Feedback about Opposites World:

What an amazing show.

A one-person storymaker, full of energy and zest – a lively, interactive and thoroughly engaging show that was enjoyed by all the tamariki and kaiako alike.

The story was immersive and audience participation encouraged. Many thanks Beth!!

“I was just entranced by the whole show.”

“The humour reached children who don’t normally react.”

It was an absolute treat for us all at Gumboots to see and participate in your wonderful performance of ‘Opposites World’ and the children and parents have been talking excitedly about it since.

Thank you for the show, the children really loved it and the teachers said it was one of the best shows we’ve had. It was really great that the children were able to actively participate and enjoyed really getting involved. We look forward to having you back again!

Hi Beth, just another quick thank you for your amazing performance this morning, you had the children spellbound, they were totally with you the whole time, joining in and laughing – a great achievement indeed! Anytime you come to Taupō please let us know and we would love to see you again and again.

Kia ora Beth, Thank you for yesterday, it was fantastic & I’ll definitely be in touch to organise another show in the future.

Thanks so much again for a great show, the children loved it!

Thank you so much for coming yesterday! It was so awesome for the children to experience storytelling in such a fun way, they all loved it!