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Monkey Baa Theatre Company presents

Diary of a Wombat

  • 1 May - 1 May 2017
  • Laycock Street Community Theatre
  • Phone: 4323 3233
  • Members $20, Adults $25, Concessions $22, Groups 6+ $22, Under 12s $18, School Groups $18
  • Book Tickets

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 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 three and above to the stage.

45 minutes (no interval)
Age suitability: School and family audiences aged 3 to 9 years of age.

Show times:

- Monday 1 May 2017, 6pm
- Tuesday 2 May 2017, 10am and 12pm

Free Downloadable Education Kit for Teachers

Monkey Baa have prepared a free Full Teacher Resource intended for students in Foundation (Kindergarten/Prep) through to Year. Provided all original credits are maintained, this resource can be freely used for educational, non commercial purposes.

Subject connections include (but are not limited to):

  • English
  • Science
  • Drama
  • Visual Art
  • Geography
  • Sustainability and the Environment
  • Literacy – quality literature

Resource created by Monkey Baa for the 2017 Diary of a Wombat tour.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Free Colouring-In Sheet for Diary of a Wombat

Brighten up Mothball the Wombat's day with our free colouring-in sheet.

Download the Colouring-In Sheet