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Possum Magic

Children's Theatre

ARALUEN MEMBER TICKETS ON SALE 28 NOVEMBER 2022

GENERAL TICKETS ON SALE  5 DECEMBER 2022

Araluen Arts Centre and Monkey Baa Theatre Company present

Monkey Baa is thrilled to bring back its award-winning stage adaptation of the beloved Australian picture book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas, 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.

‘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

Dates 

27 July 2023 - 28 July 2023

Times 

6pm, Thursday 27 July 

10am and 1pm Friday 28 July

Duration
50 mins

Interval
None

Prices 

Adult
$25.00

Concession
$22.50

Child
$20.00

Araluen Member
$21.50

School Group
$18 per student

Genre 

Children's Theatre

Location 

Extra information 

Content warning
Theatrical haze

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  CC

Rating

PG

Booking Fee

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

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