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Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield

Developed from a special new episode of the worldwide hit children’s animation series The Octonauts (ABC For Kids), OCTONAUTS LIVE! OPERATION REEF SHIELD is a live adventure musical touring Australia’s premier theatres.

Valiant polar bear Captain Barnacles and his team of undersea adventurers have won countless tiny hearts across Australia with their mission to Explore! Rescue! Protect! the world’s marine life. The OCTONAUTS is the second most watched children’s TV show in the country, seen daily on ABC2 by 257,000 viewers nationally.

The beloved animated characters have been re-imagined for the live stage and transformed into impressive life-sized costumes of the pedigree that has made Life Like Touring the leading producer of family theatre in Australia.

In OCTONAUTS LIVE! OPERATION REEF SHIELD, Captain Barnacles, the daring cat Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso the big-hearted penguin join forces with a host of colourful Australian reef dwellers on a mission to save the Great Barrier Reef!

“Some of the most unusual creatures in the world live in Australia, so you never know what we’ll encounter there. I look forward to it!” says Captain Barnacles.

Entirely created and produced in Australia, OCTONAUTS LIVE! OPERATION REEF SHIELD! is written and directed by Life Like Touring’s Theresa Borg, who wrote and directed acclaimed internationally touring productions Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, which toured to Australia, North America, Middle East and Europe, and Sesame Street Presents Elmos World Tour that toured Australia and Asia.

When the Octonauts deploy a new undersea medical station designed to keep the reef clean and healthy, they discover a problem that threatens the reef dwellers and their home. An outbreak of spiky and very hungry Crown of Thorns Starfish are on their way to eat the reef!

It will take all the Octonauts, their Gups, and a rag-tag crew of sea creatures to ward off the advancing starfish and save the Great Barrier Reef!

OCTONAUTS LIVE! OPERATION REEF SHIELD is a live on stage underwater spectacular full of interactive and educational fun, special effects and a musical score.

A mix of science fiction technology and biology, the subject matter of The OCTONAUTS is said to be reminiscent of Star Trek and Thunderbirds blended with Jacques Cousteau.

Octonauts, to your stations! Protect the reef, every fish and every crustacean! – Captain Barnacles.

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