2019 – Possum Magic

for primary students

a monkey baa theatre company production

For over 30 years Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia. Joined by an extraordinary creative team Monkey Baa is thrilled to be presenting a brand-new stage adaptation of this magical Australian classic.

Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again. One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers…this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food…people food. 

Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again.

Much loved for generations,  our magical new production of Possum Magic promises an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike.

student workshops

We are offering Possum Magic Workshops to compliment the show
as either a pre-show preparation or as a stand-alone  experience.
For more information visit our 2019 Student Workshop information here
or contact our Education Manager on (02) 8624 9340.

CAST: Claudette Clarke

Grandma Poss

CAST: Sarah Greenwood


CAST: Alex Packard

Various Roles

CAST: Michael Yore

Various Roles

CREATIVE: Sandra Eldridge



Production Designer

CREATIVE: Nate Edmondson

Composer & Sound Designer


Lighting Designer

CREATIVE: David Bergman

Vision Animator


Magic & Illusion Designer

CREATIVE: Bruce Glen

Magic & Illusion Associate

CREATIVE: Samantha Chester

Movement Director

CREATIVE: Alice Osborne

Puppetry Director

Click here for the Possum Magic Teacher Resource.

Click here for the Possum Magic Social Story. Social Stories are designed for children on the Autism Spectrum as a communication strategy to help them better understand a certain situation or environment.