Josephine Wants to Dance

Josephine audition pack

17 October - 01 July


Coming in 2018, Josephine Wants to Dance is a brand new Australian musical based on the hugely popular picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.

Under the expert direction of Jonathan Biggins, Composer Phil Scott and the team that brought Pete the Sheep to the stage, this delightful new work is for young audiences aged 4 to 9 years.

This uplifting, humorous tale of a kangaroo’s dream to dance is a celebration of passion, tenacity and individuality.

“I value working with Monkey Baa because of their integrity, their determination to adapt classic Australian children's books for Australian kids, their families and the world. Theirs is a unique and uncompromising vision and their success is a testament to the deep personal commitment Eva, Tim and Sandie have maintained for...


Possum Magic

possum magic monkey baa bar theatre company book to stage adaptation 2019 mem fox

01 July - 31 December


For over 30 years Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted children and adults alike and Monkey Baa is thrilled to be creating a brand new adaptation of this timeless Australian classic.

Grandma Poss uses her best bush magic to make Hush invisible so that Hush won’t be eaten by snakes.

Hush has lots of adventures but then there comes a time when Hush wants to see what she looks like again.

But Grandma Poss has trouble finding the magic to make Hush visible again.

Eventually, Grandma Poss remembers that “it’s something to do with food. People food. Not possum food.”

So she and Hush set off on an adventure around Australia to find the food that will make Hush’s dream come true.