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Check Out! is a wickedly funny work of theatre about the consumer culture bonanza. Set in a supermarket, Check Out! follows the remarkable adventures of tantrum-throwing Baby who is determined to get what she wants. Filled with puppetry at its most inventive and cheeky, Baby soon meets shelf products which come to life, and Speedy who helps her discover that you need more than just stuff to see you through.
Fast paced and physical, Check Out! is a very funny and ever-so-scathing take on parent/child relationships and the market power invested in children. Designed as a cure for affluenza, Check Out! is a muzak-filled slapstick puppet tale which will make sure that a trip to the supermarket will never be the same again.
Entranced by the lure of a chocolate bunny, Baby runs away from her Dad, gets lost in the Supermarket and meets Speedy, who lives in the supermarket. Baby swaps her beloved toy Ivan with Speedy and, in return, can have all the products she wants. As life at the top becomes sugar fuelled and dangerous, she realises that having everything is not all it's cracked up to be. On the run from shelf stackers, the Manager and the products themselves, Baby battles for survival in the supermarket and realises that life is not just about ‘I want, I want'.
Check Out! won the 'Excellent Production Award' at the Shanghai International Children's Festival in 2009.