When two tiny rabbits get frightened by an apple falling from above, the anticipation of it happening again and again leads to an interactive and action-packed adventure. Can our little fluffy heroes overcome their fear, and will they outwit the big, scary block-rocking bear? Specially crafted to provide preschool audiences with intimate and non-threatening first theatrical experiences, this is a show full of invention and theatrical magic as the performers duck, dive and do their level best to stop the terrible plop! Plop! follows seasons of Cat and Boom Bah as the third installment in our ‘Picture Book to Performance’…
Following a hugely successful season in 2008, we bring back a favourite for our newest and littlest theatre lovers. Shhh listen, what’s that sound? A mouse creates a single ting with a bowl and spoon triggering a makeshift band. An explosion of rhythm and song springs to life as an ensemble of animals move out of the kitchen and on to the glittering stage, complete with magic cupboard, hatching baby chickens and a gigantic washing machine. Specially crafted to provide our toddlers and pre-schoolers with intimate theatrical experiences, this musical humbug goes off with a ting-tong clickety bang!
Meet Laura – habitual fibber and high school geek. Then there’s Catriona – the popular princess, upset because her jet-setting parents are going to miss her 13th birthday. Seeing an opportunity to score popularity points, Laura convinces Catriona to lure Mummy and Daddy back from OS. But as soon as their diabolical plan is set in motion an unfortunate series of events begins to unfold in a way that neither of the girls could have ever imagined. This is a high tech, witty and sharp-tongued satire on the politics of the playground.
It’s a fantasy, manga, hip-hop, slacker Australia, some time in the near future. The leaders have disappeared and it’s every man for himself. In the fog of this urban chaos, a young man returns. A guy with strange power and a backpack of destruction. His name is Robin. In a bold retelling of the classic folklore Robin Hood, Fugitive is a hysterical, anarchic knife-edge ride that is contemporary Australian theatre at its best.
This is a story of three teenage boys. They’re going to the school dance. They’re on a mission. But they are losers First, there’s Matt. He’s 15, although he doesn’t look it. Then there’s Luke, also 15. Luke likes dancing. And for a loser, he’s pretty good at it. Neither Matt nor Luke has a girlfriend (if you hadn’t already guessed). Then, there’s Jonathon. Even though he’s taller, he’s only 14. He’s excited about the dance – as long as he doesn’t run into Derek Sturgess, who threatened him with certain death if he appeared tonight. These three are the…
Directed by renowned international director Gill Robertson When Martin moves to a new school he feels lost in a sea of strange faces, especially when class bully Sharon takes a dislike to him. That is until he meets Simon McGurk and forms a friendship that not only changes Martin, but curses Simon for the rest of his school days. Directed by renowned international director Gill Robertson, this is simply told, powerful theatre about the fragile nature of the schoolyard and just how difficult it can be to stay true to your friends.
He’s back by popular demand. Following sold out seasons across the world (including New York’s Broadway), our amiable little megastar returns home for a strictly limited season. Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Resembling a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose, Grug is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss. When dancing instructions are too difficult to understand, he invents his own dance and calls it ‘The Grug’. When snails eat his cabbages, Grug plants more cabbages so there will be…
Grug began his life as the grassy top of a Burrawang tree. Fascinated by the world around him and never short of an adventure, now he’s back by popular demand. Embarking on his own epic journey to find a rainbow, it always seems just beyond his grasp. But Grug is full of determination and his adventures are always full of surprises. Featuring exquisite puppetry and more of the gentle storytelling that has delighted audiences around the world, this brand new show has been especially created for the next generation of our littlest theatregoers (and those who just love Grug).
Greta Driscoll is chronically shy and privately falling apart. Frozen in the spotlight of her fifteenth birthday, things go from bad to worse when a stranger arrives propelling her into a parallel place; a latent world that’s weirdly erotic, ultra violent and thoroughly ludicrous. Part fairytale and part lipstick-smeared vigilante escapade, this is a girl’s own adventure where heroism and gender implode in a unique exposé of the sisterhood.
He’s the most misunderstood character in fairytale history. Put simply he has no friends. But then he does have incredibly sharp teeth, yellow eyes and his own ideas about personal hygiene, and he is the infamous Big Bad Wolf after all. No one likes him. Luckily one girl is brave enough to double check this wolf’s bad press and an unlikely friendship is born. This hilarious, table-turning tale will have you wondering why you were so scared in the first place.