The Nautical Adventures of the Owl & the Pussycat at TMAG

July 29th, 2016

owl and duck“The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat…”

Big Monkey Theatre, in conjuncton with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, will be presenting “The Nautical Adventures of the Owl & the Pussycat” as part of TMAG’s Family Days during ‘The Tempest’ exhibition.

Based on Edward Lear’s famous poem, Les Winspear has written and directed this light-hearted, whimsical play as a journey in song and fun for the young-at-heart.

Puss has built herself a sturdy vessel, but before she can equip it properly she and Owl are cast adrift by the hapless Duck. With no rudder, no anchor and no idea where they’ll end up the two friends are off on an unexpected adventure. Along the way they’re helped by a truffle-hunting Pig and caught up in the kitchen catastrophes of a troubled Turkey.

Sail with these loveable characters to the land where the Bong-Trees grow and laugh with them as they make new friends, solve serious problems and discover there’s more to the big wide world than they ever dreamed.

‘The Owl & the Pussycat’ will be appearing on the following days and times, in Prospero’s Library (Central Gallery):

Sunday 31st July at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:15pm

Sunday 28th August at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:15pm

Sunday 30th October at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:15pm

This is a free event, so come along and join in the nautical adventure with Owl and Puss!


June 18th, 2016

Big Monkey Theatre is delighted to have recently been accorded the status of a deductible gift recipient (DGR) by the Australian Taxation Office. This recognition comes after 23 years of being a self-funded cultural organisation providing high-quality and now much-anticipated theatrical entertainment for Tasmanian families and visitors to our state.

Big Monkey Theatre’s history can be traced back to the original summer productions in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens that were initiated by the now-defunct Zootango Theatre Company in 1993. These productions were subsequently staged by Theatre Alfresco which underwent a restructure and name change to become Big Monkey Theatre in 2003.

Throughout its history, Big Monkey Theatre’s core creative team has remained the same and the company maintains its primary vision of producing fun-filled family shows with the highest possible artistic values at the lowest possible ticket prices.

To be able to continue this mission into the future, and still be able to support charities such as Save the Children, as well as providing free shows for some disadvantaged members of our community, the recent recognition of Big Monkey Theatre as a DGR means that generous people within the community who appreciate the efforts we are making, can now help Big Monkey Theatre financially.

Your donation brings with it dual rewards. Firstly there is the intrinsic reward of knowing your donation is helping Big Monkey Theatre achieve its vision for the benefit of the broader Tasmanian community, and secondly you can benefit financially from the tax deductibility of your donation.

With less than two weeks remaining of the current financial year, why not make your contribution by depositing to our ‘Friends of Big Monkey Theatre’ account:

Bank: MyState

Account Name: Friends of Big Monkey Theatre

BSB: 807 009 Acc #: 30024279

Please send details of your donation to Christine Bailey on 0438 722 137 or, so we can send you a tax deductable receipt.

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