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 Horse 2012/13), 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.
Winner of the 2016 Sydney Theatre Award for 'Best Production for Children' for The Peasant Prince, Monkey Baa Theatre Company has been creating inspiring, award-winning theatre for young people, touring from bush to coast and across the seas since 1997.
Monkey Baa is incapable of creating 'just for kids'. Brilliance is brilliance at any age.
"Vital, exuberant, aspirational, and inspirational." (The Peasant Prince)
Australian Stage full review
"A stimulating and valuable piece of theatre…. given the importance of the subject and the care with which it has been handled." (I am Jack)
"The journey was spellbinding." (Hitler's Daughter)
The Gladstone Observer
"This production is fun-filled and entertaining and, as with all of monkey baa’s productions, a great way to introduce children to the theatre." (The Bugalugs Bum Thief)
Stage Whispers full review
March to November, 2017
Director Eva di Cesare
Puppetry & Movement
Director Alice Osborne
Set and Costume Designer
Composer Oonagh Sherrard
Lighting Designer Matt Cox
Sound Designer Kingsley Reeve
Puppet Design & Construction
Conceptualised by Sandra Eldridge,
Tim McGarry, Eva Di Cesare
Cast Shondelle Pratt, Michael Cullen,
Cellist Mary Rapp
If you are interested in touring get in contact!
Arts on Tour
02 8038 1880
Arts on Tour is based in Redfern NSW and we respectfully acknowledge the Gadigal people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the unceded land on which we work.
As we tour artists and productions across these vast lands, we pay our respect to all First Nations Elders, past, present and future.
We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community, and thank all First Nations peoples for their wisdom in caring for the land, the sky, the rivers and the sea.