09 Aug 2017

AUSTRALIA'S NAUGHTIEST WOMBAT ON EMPIRE STAGE

The naughtiest wombat in Australia will create chaos on the Empire stage on September 4 and 5.

Based on the book by multi-award winning author Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, Diary of a Wombat, this landmark Australian production features stunning puppetry, a live cello score and a brilliant design.

Audiences aged three and over will 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!

Director Eva Di Cesare and a team of revered creatives including Puppetry and Movement Director Alice Osborne (War Horse), Designer Imogen Ross (Hitler’s Daughter) and accomplished composer Oonagh Sherrard (The Tribe) use the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story to the stage.

“We've assembled an extraordinary team of artists to bring this iconic picture book to life,” said Eva Di Cesare. “Diary of a Wombat is such an enduring childhood classic and audiences are going to fall in love with Mothball all over again when she burrows her way on to our stage.”

For more information or to book tickets visit empiretheatre.com.au, call 1300 655 299 or visit the box office at 54 Neil Street.