Possum Magic [Melbourne]
Tuesday October 8, 2019 - 12:30 PM
Bunjil Place Theatre
2 Patrick Northeast Dr
Melbourne, Victoria 3805
Megan Bushby & Celeste Di Pietro
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
We all grew up with the classic picture book Possum Magic – now see the story live on stage in an all-new adaptation that will blow the kids away!
Monkey Baa, the award-winning theatre company for young people, is proud to present a brand-new stage adaptation of Possum Magic, based on the picture book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas.
Lovingly adapted by Monkey Baa creative directors Eva Di Cesare and Sandra Eldridge, Possum Magic is directed by Eldridge (The Unknown Soldier, Hitler’s Daughter) and stars Claudette Clarke, Sarah Greenwood, Alex Packard and Michael Yore.
Monkey Baa has assembled an astounding team of creatives to help bring the book to life including production designer Emma Vine, Sydney Theatre Award-winning composer and sound designer Nate Edmondson, and magic and illusion designer Adam Mada (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
Director Sandra Eldridge said, “It’s tremendously exciting to bring one of Australia’s most loved iconic stories to the stage, and we are honoured to have the support of Mem and Julie. With this show, we really wanted to highlight how important it is for young people to find their own voice and visibility, and for those who are older to encourage and support their journey because it leads us somewhere new too.”
Author Mem Fox said, “Back in 1978, when I wrote a children’s story as a university assignment, I’d have died of joy if I’d known it would eventually become Possum Magic. In 2019, the magic goes on. Possum Magic is a now play! And although I’m as old as Grandma Poss, I’m as excited as a child.”
*Our 12.30 pm performance is Open Captioned and Auslan Interpreted. This means a screen will be displayed at all times displaying text writing of all words and sounds heard during the production.