The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents Diary of a Wombat
Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Devised by Monkey Baa Theatre Company
What exactly do Wombats do all day?
Once there was a wombat, round, brown and stroppy, who taught humans to be her servants and leave out rolled oats in homage? She ripped up doormats, the washing; shoes left outside, the mop; chewed holes in doors and gnawed at window frame.
Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now finally this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage.
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 Director, Eva Di Cesare and a team of revered artists including Puppetry and Movement Director, Alice Osborne (War Horse 2012/13), Designer Imogen Ross (Hitler’s Daughter) and accomplished composer/cellist, Oonagh Sherrard use the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story for ages 3+ to the stage
NB: Children under 3 years of age are free on the knee of a parent or caregiver. Children 3 years and over must have a ticketed seat.