Possum Magic

Next date: Friday, 08 September 2023 | 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM


  • Friday, 08 September 2023 | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Friday, 08 September 2023 | 06:00 PM - 06:50 PM
FAC Season 2023: Possum Magic

Monkey Baa is thrilled to bring back its award-winning stage adaptation of the beloved Australian picture book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas, to celebrate its 40th birthday!

"Tenderly made and visually delightful" - Audrey Journal

Auslan icon Frankston Arts Centre The 11am performance will be Auslan Interpreted for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing

Event Description

Mem Fox and Julie Vivas’ beloved picture book Possum Magic has enchanted children for decades and Monkey Baa Theatre Company brings the paper and ink to life on stage once again!

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 3–8 years (and their families).

Adapted by Monkey Baa founders Eva Di Cesare and Sandra Eldridge.

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.  

Based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas.

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Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and Monkey Baa Theatre Company as part of the 2023 FAC Season

 Thanks to our 2023 Season Partners:

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Gigs For Kids bundle of 3 shows (Save $15)

Gigs for Kids - Season 2023 bundle

Give the young people in your life the gift of imagination, magic and laughter with tickets to three shows at Frankston Arts Centre in 2023. The perfect way to spend quality time together!

Thanks to our Gigs For Kids bundle, you can get a ticket to each of the below shows for only $84 in total with a free popcorn and drink voucher thrown in for fun.

By booking this bundle of three awesome family shows at once, you'll save $15 off the full ticket prices.

Are We There Yet? Thursday 14 April, 12pm (School Holidays)

The Alphabet of Awesome Science – Friday 7 July, 10am (School Holidays)

Possum Magic – Friday 8 September, 11am & 6pm

BONUS Popcorn & Drink voucher to enjoy at one of the shows!

Book this special Gigs For Kids bundle of shows via the button below or call Box Office on 03 9784 1060.


Information for schools

Monkey Baa Theatre Company has designed a Learning Pack to be used in your classroom. Inside you will find fun Drama, Science and English activities, with a Dreamtime story by Michael J Connolly that directly link to the Australian Curriculum, plus information about how they adapted the book for the stage.

Download the Learning Pack(PDF, 4MB)Possum-Magic-Learning-Pack_2023.pdf(PDF, 4MB)























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