Arts & Entertainment

Snugglepot & Cuddlepie World Premiere!

Storybook characters Snugglepot and Cuddlepie have been delighting Australian children for almost a century, and kids are still getting a kick out of their bushland adventures and run-ins with the Banksia Men. These July school holidays come down to the Sydney Opera House for a modern adaptation of May Gibbs’ classic stories to delight all ages.

This funny, enchanting production introduces today’s children to the wonderful world of May Gibbs and the magic of the Australian bush, as the iconic duo journey to the big city to go ‘human spotting’.

“Australian landscapes have inspired artists for generations, so it is a joy to present shows that evoke such distinctly Australian worlds,” says Bridgette Van Leuven, Head of Children, Families and Creative Learning at Sydney Opera House.

“Childhood stories of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are synonymous with our sense of national identity connected with the bush… it is a delight to share these local voices with children.”

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie is not to be missed, and be sure to check out the illustrations that inspired the stories with an exhibition of May Gibbs’ works, free every day in the Western Foyers.

27 June – 12 July, Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, $24 – $50. Bookings & info: sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/kath_2015_snugglepot_and_cuddlepie