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Pete the Sheep National Tour – 2014 & 2016

December 7th, 2016

The 2014 tour of Pete the Sheep was the largest in Monkey Baa’s history, touring 54 venues across every state and territory in Australia. This hilarious musical comedy based on the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley is imaginatively told by four performers playing shearers, dogs and sheep. It explores the challenges and rewards of…

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Thursday’s Child – 2009

December 6th, 2016

Thursday’s Child is Tin, born on a Thursday and like the old nursery rhyme, has far to go. A strange and lonely child who digs, his wanderings take him underneath the earth into the subterranean tunnels that he is pre-destined to roam. Thursday’s Child is the story of an Australian farming family’s strength as they…

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The Bugalugs Bum Thief (National Tours)

December 6th, 2016

The first tour took place in 1998 in schools in NSW. During its second tour in 1999, the company travelled to schools throughout NSW, ACT, Victoria, and Tasmania. In a long wheelbase van (well five actually, they kept breaking down) the cast lugged a brightly coloured, heavy wooden set into classrooms, libraries, and community halls and…

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The Little Prince – 2016

November 24th, 2016

Take flight with your imagination with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Little Prince adapted by Simon Clarke from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. With its timeless message about the importance of friendship, The Little Prince is an adventure story that celebrates the richness of human feeling and imagination. One of the most…

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Captain Nemo’s Nautilus – 2016/17

November 24th, 2016

Captain Nemo’s Nautilus Set sail for adventure! When Peta accidentally travels back in time to the extraordinary submarine world of Captain Nemo’s Nautilus, get ready for wild and wonderful adventures. Swirling storms, time travel, and daring escapes from ravenous creatures! Join the cast of captivating characters inspired by 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in this thrilling…

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The Bugalugs Bum Thief – 1997-2015

November 23rd, 2016

The Bugalugs Bum Thief The Bugalugs Bum Thief returns for 2015! The Bugalugs Bum Thief tells the hilarious story of the town of Bugalugs where inhabitants wake up one morning to find their buttock missing, all 496 citizens of the town of Bugalugs are BUMLESS! After waking up to discover that his bum is missing, Skeeta Anderson,…

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Pete the Sheep – 2014, 2016

November 23rd, 2016

Pete the Sheep Pete the Sheep is a brand new musical based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and quintessentially Australian picture book. Shaun is the new sheep shearer in Shaggy Gully. Since shearing is such hard work, all the other shearers have sheep dogs to help them, but not Shaun. His partner is Pete,…

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Neighbourhood Watch – 2017

November 10th, 2016

Neighbourhood Watch Monkey Baa is excited to bring this Illuminate Educate production to our theatre. Nominated for the 2011 Helpmann Award for Best Play, Neighbourhood Watch is a celebration of the humour, strength and friendship that can rise out of tragedy. Neighbours Ana (a Hungarian widow) and Catherine, a young aspiring actress form an unlikely bond…

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The Unknown Soldier – 2015

November 7th, 2016

The Unknown Soldier Charlie’s dad has returned from Afghanistan scarred by his experience of war. To give his parents ‘a break’, Charlie is sent to stay with his Aunt Angela. Aunt and nephew clash: he thinks she’s a hoarder and a hippie, she thinks her nephew plays too many video games. But a hidden treasure…

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The Peasant Prince – 2016

November 4th, 2016

The Peasant Prince Monkey Baa Theatre Company brings the children’s version of Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer to the stage in this extraordinary production. This remarkable true story of a 10-year-old peasant boy’s journey from impoverished rural China to the international dance scene is one of courage, resilience and unwavering hope. Li, a 10-year old…

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