Australians across the country will rejoice at the news that the beloved children’s book, Diary of a Wombat, is coming to the stage – again!
In 2017, over 50,000 people saw this stunning production based on the multi-award-winning picture book by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and illustrator, Bruce Whatley.
Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her.
Doormats, bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial. Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained!
Monkey Baa’s Creative Director and Director of the production, Eva Di Cesare said she was delighted to bring Mothball back to the stage for a limited season – “Mothball has wowed audiences all around Australia and Philadelphia. Seeing the impact that she has had on young people has been heartwarming and joyous. I’ve sat in many auditoriums surrounded by squeals of laughter and countless debates about whether she’s real or not. Of course she’s real! Mothball is a marsupial with attitude. We adore her and we’re thrilled that she’ll be back to show you just how cheeky she is.”
After a mammoth 59 venue tour across Australia and a showcase at the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) showcase in Philadelphia, Diary of a Wombat returns home to the Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre for a very limited season in the July school holidays.
Prior to its school holiday season, Diary of a Wombat will also perform a week of education-focused productions. Tickets to the education season is extremely limited and close to capacity.
Tickets to the school holiday performances are on sale now, however Monkey Baa expects it will sell out due to the popularity of its 2017 season and the recent sold-out season of Josephine Wants to Dance (currently touring Australia).
DATES & TIMES: 17 July – 20 July, 10.30am & 12.30pm and 21 July, 12.30pm
BOOKINGS: Online via Monkey Baa, or over the phone on 02 8624 9340
FOR: Ages 3+
VENUE: Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre
Terrace 3, 1 – 25 Harbour Street, Sydney
(across from the Children’s Playground at Darling Quarter)
- $104 Family of 4
- $125 Family of 5
- $25pp Groups of 10+ (no booking fees apply)