Josephine Wants to Dance (Education Season)

Josephine audition pack

09 May - 11 May


Josephine Wants to Dance

based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

Adapted by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry

Josephine Wants to Dance is a story about having dreams and believing in yourself...

Josephine is a kangaroo – who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don’t dance, they hop, but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air. When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully, Josephine’s talents are called upon to help save the day...but can she do it, and more importantly, does it matter that she’s a kangaroo?

Brought to you by the team who created the  award-winning Pete the Sheep, this hilarious new work...


Stolen (Education Season)

stolen national theatre of parramatta at monkey baa theatre company

26 June - 27 June



Written by Jane Harrison, directed by Vicki Van Hout

Five young Aboriginal children are forcibly removed from their parents, brought up in a repressive children’s home and trained for domestic service.  Segregated from society from their earliest years, not all of them successfully manage their lives when released into the outside world. The pain, poignancy and sheer desperation of their lives is seen through the children’s eyes. They struggle to make sense of a world in which they have been told to forget their families, homes and language. This tender and moving story, awash with childlike humour, brings the tragic history of the Stolen Generations to the Australian stage.

Immerse yourself in a story about the importance of family, understanding and issues that have impacted...


The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer (Education Season)

Alvin sputnik deep sea explorer at monkey baa theatre company darling harbour quarter

13 September - 14 September


The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

by Tim Watts

Meet Alvin Sputnik – a solitary explorer with a heart as big as a whale. Alvin has lost his great love, and will travel to the very bottom of the ocean – and confront environmental disaster – to find her.

Drawing on themes of myth, loss, and climate change, this is a pocket-sized, multi-media masterpiece.

A thought provoking excursion opportunity for Stage 3, Alvin links to a range of learning areas and cross-curriculum priorities.

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Big Bad Wolf (Education Season)

big bad wolf by windmill theatre copany presented by monkey baa theatre

30 October - 31 October


Big Bad Wolf

He’s the most misunderstood character in fairytale history. Put simply he has no friends. But then he does have incredibly sharp teeth, yellow eyes and his own ideas about personal hygiene, and he is the infamous Big Bad Wolf after all. No one likes him. Luckily, one girl is brave enough to double check this wolf’s bad press and an unlikely friendship is born.

From the makers of Grug and the Rainbow, this hilarious, table-turning tale will have you wondering why you were scared in the first place.

Book early – Grug was a sell-out success!

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