Edward the Emu

Edward the Emu

Join Edward and Edwina as they take the stage for a wild adventure together.

After sell-out shows across Australia in 2022 playing to over 50,000 young people, Edward and Edwina are back!

Edward is bored with his lot. Being the only emu at the zoo leaves him feeling glum and under the impression that the grass is greener in another animal’s enclosure. Convinced that the other creatures are more popular, Edward breaks ranks in search of fun and finds Edwina along the way! Meanwhile, the zookeepers are in hot pursuit to restore order to the zoo. Come on an adventure with the emus as they hilariously navigate their feathered existential crises, seeking to find their place in the world.

Featuring exceptional, world-class puppetry, an original score and inventive storytelling.
A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production
Based on the books by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement
Written for the stage and directed by Eva Di Cesare
  • Dates 25 Sep — 06 Oct 2024
  • Duration 50 minutes, no interval
  • Ages Ages 4+
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  • Sydney Opera House

    A Reserve
    B Reserve
    Dates and Times
    Fri 27 Sep
    06:30 pm
    Sat 28 Sep
    10:30 am | 12:30 pm | 06:15 pm
    Sun 29 Sep
    10:30 am | 01:00 pm
    Wed 02 Oct
    10:30 am | 12:30 pm
    Thu 03 Oct
    10:30 am | 12:30 pm | 06:00 pm
    Fri 04 Oct
    10:30 am | 12:30 pm
    Sat 05 Oct
    10:30 am | 12:30 pm | 03:30 pm
    Sun 06 Oct
    11:00 am | 01:00 pm

Learning Program

  • Sydney Opera House


    One complimentary teacher per class. Ratio required for supervision is 1 teacher per 15 students.

    Dates and Times
    Wed 25 Sep
    10:30 am | 12:30 pm
    Thu 26 Sep
    10:30 am | 12:30 pm
A funny and tender story of two emus searching for their identity.
The pair’s adventures, with zookeepers in hot pursuit, lead them to discover that the best thing you can be is… you!

"Monkey Baa’s work makes kids think as well as feel"

Jackie French AM

Creative Team

Director & Writer

Eva Di Cesare

Set & Costume Designer

Isabel Hudson

Puppetry Director

Alice Osborne

Composer & Sound Designer

Nate Edmondson

Lighting Designer

Matt Cox

Resident Puppetry Director

Kailah Cabanas

Associate Sound Designer

Zac Saric

Assistant Director

Warwick Doddrell

Dramaturg Dramaturg

Sandra Eldridge


Rod Clement


Paul Grabovac


Tina Jackson


Mathew Lee


Auslan Performances
An Auslan interpreted performance with an interpreter on stage.
Relaxed Performances
Relaxed Performances accommodate children with sensory and learning challenges.
Wheelchair Accessible
Contact us for more details about wheelchair and companion positions in the theatre
Assisted Listening
Assisted listening devices are available in the theatre.


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