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Diary of A Wombat


Sat 1 Apr 2017, 2:00pm–3:00pm

Where: The Art House, 19–21 Margaret Street, Wyong, Central Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Child: $20.00
  • Family - 2A and 2C: $75.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: annettertt

The beloved, award winning children’s book comes to the stage.

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now finally this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage.

Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her.

Doormats, bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial. Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained!

Monkey Baa and a team of revered artists including Puppetry and Movement Director Alice Osborne (War Horse2012/13), Designer Imogen Ross (Hitler’s Daughter) and accomplished composer/cellist, Oonagh Sherrard use the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story for ages 3+ to the stage.

Since 1997, Monkey Baa Theatre Company has been creating inspiring, award-winning theatre for young people, touring from bush to coast and across the seas. Our Creative Directors, Eva Di Cesare, Sandie Eldridge and Tim McGarry, have adapted over 15 classic Australian stories for the stage including The Peasant Prince, Pete the Sheep, The Bugalugs Bum Thief, Hitler’s Daughter, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and The Unknown Soldier.

With patrons and key supporters including Australian Children’s Laureate Jackie French,Morris Gleitzman,Susanne GervayandTim Winton, we are constantly looking for new stories to tell – ones that will resonate and bring joy to our young audiences.

We are now Australia’s widest-reaching touring company, touring nationally and internationally, working with schools and performing arts venues across remote, regional and metropolitan Australia. Over 1 million Australian young people, their families and teachers have seen a Monkey Baa performance or taken part in one of our workshops!

Unlike other theatre companies offering work for young people, we take a “whole of childhood” approach, creating plays and arts education programsfor ages 3-18 and providing professional development opportunities for teachers.

As resident company at the custom-designed, fully accessible Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre since 2012, we curate an annual season of theatre for young people in school holidays and term time, presenting Monkey Baa plays, work from other Australian companies and international practitioners.