Based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas
Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare and Sandie Eldridge. Directed by Sandie Eldridge
Illustrations copyright © Julie Vivas 1983
The magical stage adaption of the beloved Australian story is back to celebrate its 40th birthday!
Mem Fox and Julie Vivas' beloved picture book 'Possum Magic' has enchanted children for decades and Monkey Baa Theatre Company brings the paper and ink to life on stage once again!
Using a clever, nuanced palette of live action, stage magic, an original soundscape, elements of puppetry and projected animation, Monkey Baa's award-winning creative team have translated the whimsical world of the book to a live experience for audiences 3-8 years (and their families).
Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn't all it's cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again. One problem. Grandma Poss can't find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers... this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food... people food. Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again.
***1/2 'Tenderly made and visually delightful' - Audrey Journal (2019)
'Pack your Grandma, pack your child, pack enough vegemite sandwiches and lamingtons for all and go and treat yourself to
a bit of theatrical bush bewitchment with Possum Magic' - Theatre Now (2019)
'I honestly thought it was one of the best performances I have ever seen. I took my 4-year-old daughter and her friend and they loved it -
they laughed and laughed, and were completely blown away with the magic' - Flora, patron
Director Sandra Eldridge
Adaptors Eva Di Cesare & Sandra Eldridge
Production Designer Emma Vine
Composer & Sound Designer Nate Edmondson
Lighting Designer Matt Cox
Vision Animator David Bergman
Magic & Illusion Designer Adam Mada
Movement Director Sam Chester
Puppetry Director Alice Osborne
Gabriel Fancourt, Teale Howie, Ebony Tucker, Sarah Woods
Smoke Machine/Hazer may be used during this performance.
|Venue:||Forge Theatre - Auditorium|
|Performance Times:|| Wednesday 23 August, 6:00 pm (Public)
Thursday 24 August, 10:00 am and 12 noon (Schools)
|Ticket Prices:||General Admission: $12 - A seat is required for any child over the age of 2 years.|