If you’re dying to see a production filled with warmth, discovery and a big furry creature, I suggest you go and see Diary Of A Wombat. This feel good play is based off the picture book written by author, Jackie French. Jackie and her husband made friends with a wombat years ago, when one day this naughty creature decided their backyard was his too.
City Hub spoke to the director Eva Di Cesare, who fell in love with the story when she first read it years ago. “I saw a cello on stage” Eva explained her vision she had three years ago. That’s right, there is no talking involved in this production. The exquisite melody of the cello is played on stage to illustrate the sound of the wombat, Mothball.
This play is put on by Monkey Baa Theatre Company for children aged three and up. But don’t let that fool you. “This wombat is very charming. Adults can be just as into it as their four year old” Eva said. This passionate director hopes people will take away “a healthy respect for our nature and wildlife”.
When was the last time you saw a giant wombat puppet on stage?
Diary Of A Wombat gives viewers a wonderful opportunity to learn more about this curious animal and according to Eva, “they deserve a great amount of respect”.
We’re sure you will fall in love with Mothball when you see this furry creature and he will remind you that animals and humans are very much alike. We all just want to be loved.
May 27, 12:30pm & 2:30pm. Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre, Terrace 3, 1 – 25 Harbour St. Sydney. $29. Tickets & Info: www.monkeybaa.com.au
By Olivia Lyle.