Mem Fox and Julie Vivas’ beloved picture book ‘Possum Magic’ has enchanted children for decades and after a sell-out national tour in 2019 playing to over 100,000 young people, Monkey Baa’s delightful adaptation returns to the stage.
AIM Member Adam Mada, who previously consulted on ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, is creating the magic for the possums.
Using a clever, nuanced palette of live action, stage magic, an original soundscape, elements of puppetry and projected animation, Monkey Baa’s award-winning creative team have translated the whimsical world of the book to a live experience for audiences ages 3–8 and their families.
Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again. One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers… this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food… people food. Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again.
The tour begins on April 11 at The Sydney Opera House. CLICK HERE to find out more.