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Festival Program

MWF Families

Real Pigeons Live Mystery

Sun 5 Sep, 10.45am
State Library Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette

Do you have what it takes to be a crime fighter? The creators of the hilarious Real Pigeons series, writer Andrew McDonald and illustrator Ben Wood, are ready to perform, illustrate and solve a mystery live on stage—but they need your help! Find out firsthand why their feathery gang of superpowered sleuths are so popular with kids around the globe and are soon to star in a Nickelodeon series produced by TV host James Corden. Hosted by Janet A McLeod. Ages 6+

Duration

45 minutes

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Andrew McDonald is the author of the bestselling Real Pigeons series. His books have been shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize and the Australian Book Industry Awards. Andrew lives in Melbourne and loves writing stories that make kids laugh, wonder and leap into the air with surprise.

With over 25 years as a comedy performer, producer, talent coordinator and behind-the-scenes whiz kid, Janet is a much-loved host and writer of trivia nights and live events. She runs weekly standup show Local Laughs and is co-host of Cinema Fiasco, where she and her friend Geoff provide live commentary to B-grade movies.

Ben Wood is the illustrator of the bestselling Real Pigeons series by Andrew McDonald. Real Pigeons is being adapted into a film and television series by Nickelodeon. Real Pigeons Flex Feathers was released in May 2021, with Real Pigeons Spy High being published in November 2021.

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