A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production

Diary of a Wombat

Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

The multi award-winning picture book comes to the stage during the April School Holidays.

11 Apr – 12 Apr

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat, and now this delightful tale from Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage.

Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Doormats, bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial. Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating, Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained!

Acclaimed children’s theatre company Monkey Baa (The Peasant Prince, Pete the Sheep) use the magic of puppetry and live music to bring Diary of a Wombat to life on stage.

Recommended for ages 3+.

Image: Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Published by Harper Collins Publishers Australia

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Venue Information

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, IMB Theatre


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Cast & Creative Team

Eva Di Cesare

Pupperty and Movement Director
Alice Osborne

Set and Costume Designer
Imogen Ross

Oonagh Sherrard

Lighting Designer
Matt Cox

Sound Design
Kingsley Reeve

Puppet Design and Construction
Bryony Anderson

Conceptualised by
Sandra Eldridge
Tim McGarry and Eva Di Cesare


All tickets: $29

Please note that children 12 months and over must have a paid seat.

(A per transaction fee of $6.90 applies for phone and online bookings.)

Performance Times
General Public:
Tue 11 Apr, 10am
Tue 11 Apr, 12.30pm
Wed 12 Apr, 10am
Wed 12 Apr, 12.30pm

Post-show Q&A:
After every performance

Running Time
Approx. 45 mins (no interval)

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