Monkey Baa, the award-winning theatre company for young people, is proud to present the world premiere of Josephine Wants to Dance, a new Australian play based on the celebrated picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, at the Lend Lease Theatre Darling Quarter from April 14.

Audiences aged four and over will meet Josephine, a kangaroo who loves to dance. Even though her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don’t dance, they hop, Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air. When a ballet troupe comes to their sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there is another way to dance – ballet. She watches the dancers for hours and hours, and practices their moves at night, all alone.

When the ballet troupe gets into trouble on opening night they need an understudy to replace their Prima Ballerina, but who could dance the lead role? Who else could leap that high? Josephine’s talents are called upon to help save the day. Can she do it, and more importantly, does it matter that she’s a kangaroo?

Adapted for the stage by Monkey Baa’s Creative Directors Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry, this landmark Australian production brings to life the iconic children’s book, set in Shaggy Gully, with stunning costume and set design, a hilarious original musical score and talented local cast.

Phone: 02 8624 9340

Opening Hours:

Address: Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre, Terrace 3, 1 - 25 Harbour Street, 2000, Darling Harbour, NSW
Events: Start Saturday 14 April 2018 End: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Location : CBD.
Age : 4+ years.
Cost : $29pp, $104 Family of 4, $125 Family of 5, $25pp.
Prebook : Pre booking essential.
Pram Accessibility : The Lend Lease Theatre at Darling Quarter has excellent pram and disabled access.
Refreshments : Refreshments are available at the theatre and at local eateries along Darling Quarter and nearby Darling Harbour.
In/Outdoor : Indoor
Parking : Paid parking.

Josephine Wants to Dance at Monkey Baa Theatre, Darling Harbour

Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre, Terrace 3, 1 - 25 Harbour Street, 2000, Darling Harbour, NSW
Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre, Terrace 3, 1 - 25 Harbour Street, 2000, Darling Harbour, NSW
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