Possum Magic

Town Hall Theatre

A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production


Based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas
Adapted by Eva Di Cesare and Sandra Eldridge. Directed by Sandra Eldridge


Please contact the box office for ticket availability.


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).

Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburra’s 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.



Director Sandra Eldridge

Adaptors Eva Di Cesare & Sandra Eldridge

Production Designer Emma Vine

Composer & Sound Designer Nate Edmondson

Lighting Designer Matt Cox

Vision Animator David Bergman

Magic & Illusion Designer Adam Mada

Movement Director Sam Chester

Puppetry Director Alice Osborne

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Sep 15 2023


Town Hall Theatre - paranaple arts centre
Admit 1: $15.00
School Groups 10+ $12.00
Friends of the Theatre Member: $12.00
50 minutes, no interval
“Monkey Baa Theatre Company’s international reputation, sprinkle it with some marvellous acting, mix through music, dance, screen animations, add half a lamington and you have ‘people food’ for the soul. Junior or senior.”