The award-winning Monkey Baa Theatre Company returns to BREC with their brand new show Possum Magic.
Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again. Joined by an extraordinary creative team, Monkey Baa brings to life the characters, journey and love that has made Possum Magic the most-loved and best-selling Australian picture book of all time.
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.
Based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas
Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare and Sandra Eldridge
Directed by Sandra Eldridge
Post Show Q & A
Stay on after the show to put your burning questions to cast in a 15 minute Q & A session
A PDF of classroom activities, production imagery, and audio-visual resources from members of the creative team will can be provided.
Date Monday 20th May & Tuesday 21st May 2019
Duration 45-60 mins
Cost Free with a school booking (subject to availability)
With content tailored to Possum Magic, Monkey Baa will offer workshops for students using drama-based activities to explore the plot, themes and production of the show on the road. Engaging local school communities, the workshops will provide an enriching experience for students and professional learning for teachers. The workshops connect school groups to the production before they see it, building excitement, understanding and ownership of the production.
The workshops will involve movement and physicalisation to explore the animals in the book; an exploration of tone and comedy; picture books and visual literacy; theatrical techniques; and other drama activities linking to the story.
Workshop Bookings Workshops are limited, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08 9792 31111.
Join us for a 120 minute workshop and discover Monkey Baa’s practical strategies for using drama as pedagogy across the primary curriculum. Ready to register your place or find out more about this professional learning workshop?