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Waltzing Matilda, 2019–2020

Matilda is no ordinary sheep; she loves adventure, and more than anything she loves to dance! When she rocks into Cooee Creek drought has hit hard and the local animals are almost out of water. Matilda has some clever ideas but Crow and Brown Snake slide onto the scene and throw a spanner in the works. Will Matilda save the day? You’ll find out when you see this delightful and truly Australian bush adventure.

Written and Directed by Les Winspear

Design: Roz Wren

Musical Direction: Craig Lane Irons

Choreography: Claire Dawson

Cast: Andrew Casey, Jane Hamilton-Foster, Anna Kidd,

Natalie Venettacci, Bella Young.

The Wind in the Willows, 20182019

 

Life on the riverbank is peaceful for Ratty and it only gets better when he

makes friends with the loveable Miss Mole. But Toad’s latest craze quickly

sends their world into a spin as the Wildwood Weasels decide to move in to the once peaceful neighbourhood. The Wind in the Willows tells a timeless story of friendship, loyalty and working together to win the day.

Adapted and Directed by Les Winspear

Design: Roz Wren

Musical Direction: Craig Lane Irons

Choreography: Claire Dawson

Cast: Andrew Casey, Claire Dawson, Anna Kidd, John Xintavelonis, Bella Young

Alice in Wonderland, 2016–2017

Come with Alice on a magical journey into the curious world of Wonderland. 

Groove with the Cheshire Cat, blow bubbles with the Caterpillar and drink tea with the Mad Hatter and his madcap friends. 

 

Watch your head as the Queen of Hearts deals out right royal trouble, on this rollercoaster ride through the craziest adventure of all time.

Written and directed by Les Winspear

Musical Director: Craig Wood

Costume Design by Nicole Winspear, Set Design by Roz Wren.

Cast: Andrew Casey, Claire Dawson, Craig Irons, Ellen Roe, Emesha Rudolf.

The Nautical Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, 2016

Come along and sail with Puss and Owl 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.

Written and directed by Les Winspear

Musical Director: Craig Wood

Costume Design: Roz Wren

Cast: Quinn Griggs, Ellen Roe, Emesha Rudolf.

Pinnochio, 2015–2016

Pinocchio the cheeky wooden puppet wants to have fun and live life to the full, but most of all he wants to be a real boy. As he sets out to fulfil his dream he is soon tricked and led astray, then forced to learn life’s lessons the hard way.

 

This is a timeless tale of adventure, mischief, hope and magic.

A vibrant journey of the imagination where anything is possible and trouble is just around the corner.

Written and directed by Les Winspear

Musical Director: Craig Wood

Design: Nicole Winspear

Cast: Claire Dawson, Quinn Griggs, Craig Irons, Will Pridmore, Emesha Rudolf.

Sinbad the Sailor, 2014–2015

When young Sinbad is forced to leave home with his two best friends he ends up on an enchanted island battling ogres, outwitting serpents and saving a beautiful princess. The Arabian Nights have never been this much fun!

Written and directed by Les Winspear

Musical Director: Craig Wood

Design: Roz Wren

Cast: Andrew Casey, Claire Dawson, Jeff Michel, Ellen Roe, Craig Wood.

Robin Hood, 2013–2014

Escape to Sherwood Forest this summer to join Robin Hood and the Merry Band, as the greenwood rings with songs and laughter.

The greedy Sheriff of Nottingham is bent on taking over the kingdom and his smelly henchman Sir Guy of Guisbourne is up to no good in the woods.

Can Robin Hood save the day? Come and find out as Big Monkey brings you big laughs and big entertainment in the grounds of the beautiful Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Written and directed by Les Winspear

Musical Director: Craig Wood

Design: Roz Wren

Cast: Andrew Casey, Quinn Griggs, Will Pridmore, Katie Robertson, 

Emesha Rudolf, Craig Wood.

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