From Garry Ginivan Attractions, Australia’s leading producer of musical theatre for children and following the highly acclaimed national tour of Possum Magic in 2013 comes another tour of a highly acclaimed Aussie musical for families and kids, Wombat Stew.
First published in 1984, Wombat Stew is a modern day phenomenon in children’s literature and has sold more than 400,000 copies Australia wide. Written by Marcia K Vaughan, with illustrations by Pamela Lofts, the simple story of a dingo who catches a wombat and decides to make wombat stew, has been cleverly developed into a “true-blue-dinky-di-big-Aussie-musical” complete with blobs of mud, very fine feathers, creepy crawlies, flies, gum-nuts and a big bubbling billy can!
This new Australian musical has been adapted for the stage by the highly acclaimed team of Gary Young (writer/director) and Paul Keelen (original score). Gary and Paul are highly skilled professionals and have the distinct honour of winning the highly prestigious Pratt Prize for Musical Theatre, not once but twice, including the inaugural prize in 2002 for their musical Sideshow Alley.
With a cast of 6 multi-talented performers, Wombat Stew is a “mouth-watering” combination of story-telling, mime, music, dance and puppetry, which is bound to be the highlight of children’s theatre for 2014 and well into the future.
“High quality, professional children’s theatre … a potful of fun-filled colour, song and action” - Canberra Times
Wombat Stew – the musical is currently playing the following venues: The Enmore Theatre, Newtown (15 – 16 July), Glen Street Theatre (19 – 22 July), Canberra Theatre Centre (24 – 26 July), and Civic Theatre Newcastle (30 – 31 July).
Image: Emu, Dingo and Wombat from Wombat Stew