If there’s two things that I LOVE, it’s the magic of the theatre and Australian children’s books. You may not know this about me, but I’m actually a published children’s author myself, so Australian literature created for our children is one of the things I reserve a special place in my heart for, as I will always encourage my tribe to read homegrown literature.
I also adore the theatre. I saw my first theatre show as a child and I was hooked. I loved drama, I was in every school musical and now I’m sharing this passion with my children by taking them to see live performances whenever I can.
So can you imagine my delight when I learned that one of the Australia’s most treasured children’s books has been turned into a stage show that even the youngest member of my tribe will enjoy!
Monkey Baa Theatre Company in Darling Quarter is bringing the multi-award winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley to the stage this April. Using the magic of puppetry, the world-famous story of Mothball; the naughtiest wombat in Australia, will come to life delighting both the young and the young at heart.
Just in case you haven’t gotten around to reading this brilliant book, here’s a little spoiler alert for you. Mothball decides one morning to break her daily routine and go in search of food and shelter, but she causes quite a bit of chaos along the way for the humans around her! This mischievous marsupial takes on clotheslines, garbage bins and doormats and needless to say… she conquers them all! She finds herself quite busy with her new routine of eating, scratching and sleeping and discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are actually quite easily trained!
This gorgeous show is suitable for kids from ages three and up and is packed with lots of laughs, gorgeous live music and the wonderful art of puppetry which will bring Mothball to life in front of your very eyes.
Monkey Baa Theatre Company is the number one professional theatre company in Australia for young audiences. It’s an award winning theatre located in Sydney’s Darling Quarter, and is responsible for creating inspiring stories for the stage to be enjoyed by our young ones. Monkey Baa is famous for adapting classic Australian stories for the stage, which means the tribe can discover their love of Australian literature through the art of performance.
If you’re bringing the kids to see Diary of a Wombat, don’t forget that Monkey Baa loves their tribes to stick around and enjoy the popular Darling Quarter Children’s Playground, which is directly opposite the theatre! So to make your day out that much easier, Monkey Baa validates parking tickets for the Wilson Carpark directly beneath the theatre so you only pay $13 for three hours parking (Monday to Friday only).
This stunning show is one to take the tribe to – but if you’re not a Sydney based tribe, don’t despair! The other thing Monkey Baa is excellent at is touring with their shows! Diary of a Wombat will premiere at the Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre, but it will also be touring 59 venues Australia wide until November!
(This is a sponsored post for Monkey Baa Theatre Company)