Theatre with the grandchildren

Edwin, Edwina and the Eggs.

School holidays are coming and so, probably, are the grandchildren, but don’t worry Rockhampton Council have something to help you give them a holiday to remember.

The council presidents the Monkey Baa Theatre Company production of Edward The Emu – based on the picture books by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement and written for the stage by Eva Di Cesare.

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.

Meanwhile the keepers are in hot pursuit, hunting high and low to relocate their crowd-pleasing, much-loved feathered attraction.

Edward stays one step ahead until he’s ready to head home; concluding that being an emu might be just right after all. Back at HIS pen, a very shocking but welcome surprise awaits… he’s been replaced by the rather wonderful Edwina the Emu!

The award-winning Monkey Baa team brings to the stage the classic Australian tale of two emus searching for their identity. The emus’ journey of hilarity and tenderness leads them to discover that the best thing you can be is …. you!

What: Edward the Emu

Where: Pilbeam Theatre

When: Monday, 13 June, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Tuesday, 14 June 10am – 11am, Tuesday,, 14 June Noon-1pm

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