IPAY Success

January 29th, 2018

Media Release 29 January 2018

IPAY Showcase an enormous success for Mothball and her team

Monkey Baa Theatre Company’s showcase of Diary of a Wombat at the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) was an enormous success with a full-house of International delegates and mesmerised audience members including 15 young cello students, their parents and their teacher.

The performance, held at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre was the only Australian work to be invited to fully showcase their work. Diary of a Wombat Director Eva Di Cesare said the performance was simply delightful.

“We had a full house filled with young audience members, delegates and peers who thought Mothball might be real!”

“There was plenty of laughter throughout the play and many wonderful comments to all of us over the next day from presenters but also from our beautiful peers.” Said Ms Di Cesare

Ms Di Cesare recognised the enormous support from the Australian Council for the Arts, Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation and other incredibly generous donors to the IPAY giving campaign without whom this incredible opportunity would not have been possible. The Monkey Baa team said they were looking forward to bringing Australia’s naughtiest Wombat back to the States for future touring as has been successfully achieved in the past with I am Jack, Hitler’s Daughter and The Unknown Soldier.

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Further information


  • Diary of a Wombat toured to 57 Australian venues in 2017
  • The show has been performed 164 times
  • The show was seen by over 55,000 children and their families, friends and teachers.
  • The show is mostly non-verbal
  • The 2017 tour was accompanied by 119 educational workshops to regional and remote communities