Classic book comes alive on stage

The popular children's book now on stageThe popular children's book now on stage

The Art House Wyong, will present a national tour of Australian children’s literature classic, Diary of a Wombat this April.
Produced by company, Monkey Baa, the production based off of the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, will show at the Art House on April 1.
Millions of young people around the world have adored Diary of a Wombat, and now this iconic work has been adapted for the stage for the first time.
This landmark Australian production will feature stunning puppetry, a live cello score and set design in Monkey Baa’s signature style.
Audiences aged three and over will 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.
Director, Eva Di Cesare, said: “We’ve assembled an extraordinary team of artists to bring this iconic picture book to life.
“Diary of a Wombat is such an enduring childhood classic and audiences are going to fall in love with Mothball all over again when she burrows her way on to our stage.”
Jackie French said: “What Monkey Baa has done is extraordinary. In fact, what they have done is impossible, but Monkey Baa has always done the impossible.”
Following its Sydney premiere Diary of a Wombat will tour 59 venues across Australia until November and will make its Central Coast debut at The Art House.

Media release,
Mar 6, 2017
Emily Carryer, The Art House

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