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Edward the Emu

Araluen Arts Centre presents A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production
Edward the Emu
Based on the picture books by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement.

Edward is bored with his lot. Being the only emu at the zoo has left him feeling glum and under the impression that the grass is greener in everyone else’s enclosure. Maybe being a seal, or a lion, or a snake might be a better option in life for a lonely bird? Convinced that the other creatures are more popular, Edward breaks ranks and goes to find the fun.

Meanwhile the Keepers are in hot pursuit, hunting high and low to relocate their crowd-pleasing, much-loved feathered attraction. Edward stays one step ahead until he’s ready to head home; concluding that being an emu might be just right after all. Back at HIS pen, a very shocking but welcome surprise awaits... he’s been replaced by the rather wonderful Edwina the Emu!

Lonely no more, the pair are soon the expectant parents of 10 eggs. With the impending arrival of their large family, Edwina is driven to find the right job to support her brood. Whilst Edward assumes nesting duties, she throws her hat in the job-market ring and heads out into the world. Trying all sorts of roles on for size, from dancer to waiter, she discovers she’s not the right fit for any of the human jobs!

The award-winning Monkey Baa team brings to the stage the classic Australian tale of two emus searching for their identity. The emus’ journey of hilarity and tenderness leads them to discover that the best thing you can be is …. you!

Monkey Baa Theatre Company has been creating classic, much-loved productions for young people for over 20 years. Edward the Emu carries on the vision to make theatre an intrinsic part of young people’s lives with the quality, humour and heart that has made Monkey Baa a favourite of families across Australia.

 

Credits
Based on the book by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement
Written for the stage by Eva Di Cesare
Directed by Eva Di Cesare

The following projects have been assisted by the Australian government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Gallery 

two emus looking at a pile of green emu eggs emu balancing blue, purple and red ball on its beek a seal and an emu looking at each other a snake and an emu entangled in one another

Illustrations by Rod Clement

Dates 

13 June 2020 - 15 June 2020

Prices 

Adult
$32

Concession
$29

Adult Member
$27

Concession Member
$25

Children
$20

Location 

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.

Accessibility

wheelchair  

Rating

G
Recommended for ages 4 - 9

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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