Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Edward the Emu

Monday October 31, 2022

Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Edward the Emu

Based on the books by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement
Written for the stage and directed by Eva Di Cesare

The award-winning creative team from Monkey Baa Theatre Company are back with a brand-new take on another 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!

Written for the stage by Monkey Baa’s Artistic Director Eva Di Cesare (Diary of a Wombat, Josephine Wants to  Dance) we follow the emus as they hilariously navigate their own feathered existential crises, seeking to find their place in the world. 


Monday 31 October, 2022, 6 pm – Auslan Interpreted Performance

Auslan interpretation service is provided for audiences who are deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan). An experienced Auslan interpreters will stand stage left (audience right) and translate what the performers are saying into Auslan. A block of seats is reserved for users of this service to ensure a good view of the interpreter and the stage. If you wish to be seated in this area for this performance, please phone the Box Office on 6801 4378 or email to book your seats.

This service is provided with the assistance of The Cultural Development Fund – Shaping Plans to Advance Regional Culture (SPARC)

"I absolutely love what you have done...clever, quirky, and very original"  Sheena Knowles, author Edward the Emu & Edwina the Emu


Creative Team

Writer & Director  Eva Di Cesare
Set & Costume Design  Isabel Hudson
Puppetry Director  Alice Osborne
Composer & Sound Design  Nate Edmondson
Lighting Design  Matt Cox
Dramaturg  Sandra Eldrigde
Assistant Director  Warwick Doddrell
Puppetry Designer & Maker  Bryony Anderson
Company Stage Manager  Cally Bartley
Touring Technical Coordinator  Dana Ioppolo


Paul Grabovac
Tina Jackson
Matthew Lee




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Monday October 31, 2022
12.30PM and 6PM


50 minutes (no interval)


4-10 years

Special concession price for school groups.
Please contact the Box Office.


Adult $26
Concession $24
Youth $21
Group 8+ $23

Subscriber $22
Take 3 Deal $60 (6PM)


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