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The Gizmo

Adapted from the book by Paul Jennings

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Adapted from the book by Paul Jennings, The Gizmo will have families laughing out loud at the crazy misadventures of Stephen, Mouse and the wondrous Gizmo.

Whilst at the local fair, Stephen is baited by his hero Floggit into stealing. He steals the whirling, twirling illuminating Gizmo, that sends Stephen on an amazing adventure of self-discovery. Finding it impossible to just simply get rid of the Gizmo by returning, burying or throwing it away, the Gizmo starts to exact its revenge by placing Stephen in several extraordinary situations!

Stephen’s only friend is his pet mouse, but even she is becoming elusive, as he finds himself in pantyhose and a wedding dress, dragged around town on the back of the mad horse, chased by the local sports star and lumped with the smelly tramp’s coat. Oh the shame of it!

A fun filled adventure for the whole family.


…The Gizmo is laugh a minute fun but with a great message.

The Daily Advertiser

…great to see one of Paul Jennings’s most popular stories come to the stage.

The Daily Advertiser

The Gizmo is a fun production that has just the right amount of silliness and nonsense to make it appealing to all ages.

Glam Adelaide

The Actors interacted beautifully with the audience.

The Serenade Files

More Info

  • Written by Verity Laughton
  • Adapted from the novel by Paul Jennings
  • Published by Penguin Australia
  • Directed by Nic Clark
  • Produced by NCM
  • Starring Huw Jennings, Meg Spencer and Louis Reed
  • Designed by Adrienne Chisholm
  • Lighting by Jennifer Hector
  • Sound by James Wilkinson

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

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