14 July 2016
by May Gibbs
The timeless charm of May Gibbs’ classic, Snugglepot & Cuddlepie, comes to life on stage for children 5-10 – and their adults - when a new Australian adaptation plays at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, as part of a national tour following the 2015 Sydney Opera House premiere.
The Gumnut babies are on a mission to see a human – but only in the distance! On their journey to the big city, they meet friends and foes including Professor Kookaburra, Mrs Fantail, Mr Lizard, Mr Frog, Mrs Snake, Mr Possum and, of course, Little Ragged Blossom. Can Snugglepot lead the way? Can Cuddlepie hold his nerve? Can they avoid falling victim to the Big Bad Banksia Man?These much loved characters come to life on stage as this funny & charming new production introduces today’s children to the wonderful world of May Gibbs.
Whether it’s a first meeting for young audiences, or a trip down memory lane for grownups, this new contemporary adaptation will surprise and delight audiences of all ages.
“This charming new stage adaptation of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie looks set to be a hit … stylish, inventive and cleverly designed … it exudes charm” - Sunday Telegraph
“ ... an engaging romp, bringing the magical bush tale to life for another generation … skillfully done … imaginative.” - Sydney Morning Herald
Child (3 years & under) Free on the knee
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