Darwin Entertainment Centre

Edward the Emu Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Monkey Baa Theatre Company are back with a brand-new take on Edward the Emu.

Performances & Gigs

Event Details

Category

Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Jun 22, 2022

Event Ends

Jun 22, 2022

Venue

Darwin Entertainment Centre

Location

93 Mitchell Street, Darwin City NT, Australia

The award-winning creative team from Monkey Baa Theatre Company are back with a brand-new take on a much-loved tale, Edward the Emu. More than an adaptation, this is a unique imagining of two beloved picture books, Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu, combining the plights of both emus in one heartfelt, clever and funny new tale.

Edward is bored with his lot. Being the only emu at the zoo has left him feeling glum and under the impression that the grass is greener in everyone else’s enclosure. Maybe being a seal, or a lion, or a snake might be a better option in life for a lonely bird? Convinced that the other creatures are more popular, Edward breaks ranks and goes to find the fun and along the way, finds Edwina! We follow the emus as they hilariously navigate their own feathered existential crises, seeking to find their place in the world. Meanwhile, unaware of the birds’ internal worlds, their human keepers are in hot pursuit to restore order to the zoo.

Written for the stage by Monkey Baa’s Artistic Director Eva Di Cesare (Diary of a Wombat, Josephine Wants to Dance), with exceptional, world-class puppet creation from Bryony Anderson and Alice Osborne’s puppetry direction, an original score from composer/sound designer Nate Edmondson, set and costume design by Isabel Hudson (Best Stage Design of an Independent Production, 2020 Sydney Theatre Award) and lighting design by Matt Cox, the emus’ journey of hijinks and tenderness leads them to discover that the best thing you can be is…. you!

Recommended for children aged 4-10 years and their families.