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The award-winning creative team from Monkey Baa Theatre Company are back with a brand-new take on another much-loved tale, Edward the Emu. More than an adaptation, this is a unique imagining of two beloved picture books, Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu, combining the plights of both emus in one heartfelt, clever and funny new tale.

Edward is bored with his lot. Being the only emu at the zoo has left him feeling glum and under the impression that the grass is greener in everyone else’s enclosure. Maybe being a seal, or a lion, or a snake might be a better option in life for a lonely bird? Convinced that the other creatures are more popular, Edward breaks ranks and goes to find the fun and along the way, finds Edwina!

Written for the stage by Monkey Baa’s Artistic Director Eva Di Cesare (Diary of a Wombat, Josephine Wants to Dance) we follow the emus as they hilariously navigate their own feathered existential crises, seeking to find their place in the world. Meanwhile, unaware of the birds’ internal worlds, their human keepers are in hot pursuit to restore order to the zoo.

With exceptional puppetry, an original score, beautiful set and costume design and inventive storytelling, the emus’ journey of hijinks and tenderness leads them to discover that the best thing you can be is …. you!

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Writer and Director: Eva Di Cesare
Set and Costume Design: Isabel Hudson
Puppetry Director: Alice Osborne
Composer and Sound Design: Nate Edmondson
Lighting Design: Matt Cox
Dramaturg: Sandra Eldridge
Assistant Director: Warwick Doddrell
Puppetry Designer and Maker: Bryony Anderson


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Family Pass (4)
Babes in Arms
$10.00 Babies seated on a parents lap and aged under 2 at the time of a performance. It is essential to book a ticket for children under 2 as they are included in our total audience capacity under COVID Safe capacity limits. Children 2 years and older will need to hold a standard ticket.
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