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Creature: An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo

Children's Theatre

Araluen Arts Centre presents
A Stalker Theatre and Out of the Box production
Adapted by John Romeril

“A strikingly imaginative and effective adaptation”
     Stage Whispers

When 5-year-old Dot gets lost in the bush, she is rescued by a kangaroo who gives her magic ‘berries of understanding’ that allow her to follow the languages of all the animals and insects around her. With this new gift, Dot and Kangaroo set out on an action-packed adventure to return her home – an adventure that changes the way she sees the Australian bush and her place within it forever.

But how long before this unique native wildlife disappears as humans encroach on their habitat? Creature invites you to enter the magical world of the Australian bush to explore how our actions and choices affect the world around us.

First commissioned by QPAC for the 2016 Out of the Box Festival.
This project has been supported by Bundanon Trust, Arts Centre Melbourne, University of Technology Sydney and NSW Office of Environment & Heritage.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. 
This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. 
This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.


Images: Darren Thomas


01 June 2018 - 04 June 2018





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Children's Theatre


Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.




Perfect for children and families aged 4+

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies for all online purchases. All ticket prices include GST.

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