Monkey Baa, the award-winning theatre company for young people, BREC and Healthway are proud to present the Go For 2&5 Diary of a Wombat WA Tour 2017. A new Australian play based on the multi-award winning picture book Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.
Millions of young people around the world have adored the book, and now finally this iconic work has been adapted for the stage by Monkey Baa’s Creative Directorate Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry. This landmark Australian production will feature stunning puppetry, a live cello score and a brilliant set design in Monkey Baa’s signature style.
“We’ve assembled an extraordinary team of artists to bring this iconic picture book to life,” said Eva Di Cesare. “Diary of a Wombat is such an enduring childhood classic and audiences are going to fall in love with Mothball all over again when she burrows her way on to the stage.”
Audiences aged three and over will meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Doormats, bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial. Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating, Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence humans are quite easily trained!
Jackie French, author of Diary of a Wombat said “What Monkey Baa has done is extraordinary. In fact, what they have done is impossible, but Monkey Baa has always done the impossible.”
The show stars Michael Cullen (War Horse), Samantha Hickey (Hamlet) and Shondelle Pratt (Man of La Mancha) with cellist Mary Rapp also acting as the voice of Mothball.
Join Mothball on her mischievous adventures to BREC on Monday 6th November at 6pm.