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!

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!

Cleverly adapted for the stage, this is Australian storytelling for children at its best.


Thu 5 May 11.30am performance is sold out.

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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

Age range

4 – 10 years (Preschool – Stage 2)

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School show time

Wed 4 May - 9:30 am
Wed 4 May - 11:30 am
Thu 5 May - 9:30 am
Thu 5 May - 11:30 am
Fri 6 May - 9:30 am
Fri 6 May - 11:30 am
Teacher resource kit is available for this production.


1 teacher admitted FREE for every 15 students.

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