The award-winning Monkey Baa Theatre Company returns to BREC with a brand-new stage adaptation of the magical Australian classic 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
Text copyright © Mem Fox 1983 Illustrations copyright © Julie Vivas 1983
Post Show Q & A
Stay on after the show to put your burning questions to cast in a 15 minute Q & A session.
“Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic…”
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