Mem Fox’s timeless Australian classic Possum Magic is taking to the stage in an all-new adaptation at Glen Street Theatre this week. Possum Magic has enchanted children and adults alike since the picture book’s first publication in 1983 and is still a beloved fixture in classrooms and homes across Australia. This week, Monkey Baa Theatre Company are bringing Possum Magic to the stage, adapted by Eva Di Cesare and Sandra Eldridge, who is also the director of the show.
The theatre production of Mem Fox’s first published picture-book is set to delight both children and adults as it follows the beloved story of Grandma Poss and Hush. Monkey Baa’s production of Possum Magic is set to be interactive and immersive, instantly engulfing the audience on the journey that the two possums take throughout the book. Previous productions by the theatre company have been warmly received, being described as, “all enchanting” and “vital, exuberant, aspirational, and inspirational” with Possum Magic promising to be no different.
Mem Fox is Australia’s most highly regarded children’s author, and Possum Magic still remains the best-selling children’s book in Australia.
Apr 3-6. Glen Street Theatre, Corner of Glen St & Blackbutts Rd, Belrose. $23-$95+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.glenstreet.com.au
By Madison Behringer