Possum Magic, by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas, is arguably the most beloved Australian children’s book of all time. With well over 5 million copies sold nationwide, the iconic tale is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, and The Art House is in on the celebrations! This October the theatre will host the award-winning stage adaption created by Monkey Baa Theatre Company to delight and enchant viewers young and old.
Witness The Art House stage be transformed into scenes straight out of the book and Julie Vivas’ famous illustrations. Using a clever combination of live action, stage magic, an original soundscape, elements of puppetry and projected animation, Monkey Baa’s creative team has translated the whimsical world of the book into a live experience for all to enjoy.
Taking place in the Australian bush, Possum Magic tells the story of Grandma Poss and Hush. Grandma 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 Poss uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush longs to see herself again, but there is just one problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to do so… Following this adventure of a grandmother and granddaughter as they search far and wide for the perfect morsel of human food to turn Hush visible again the story explores not only famous Australian landscapes but the importance of identity, self-acceptance and the power of love and family.
Don’t miss this unforgettable production of an Australian classic brought to life before your eyes, perfect for children aged 3-8 years. Parents that love watching their children be enchanted and wrapped up in something magical, as well as any adults with a certain literary nostalgia.
Committed to the education of arts to our creative, inspiring, and imaginative young people, The Art House has dedicated two performances for school groups only, this includes pre-schools and day care centres. To make any enquiries, please contact The Art House Box Office.
The Art House Presents a Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production
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.
Mon 16 Oct 6PM | Tue 17 Oct 10AM & 12:30PM (school performances)
Ticket prices: Adult $25.00, Encore Member: $20.00, Child under 12 $20.00, Family of 4 $75.00, School group $15.00
From www.thearthousewyong.com.au / 02 4335 1485