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    Text copyright © Mem Fox 1983 Illustrations copyright © Julie Vivas 1983

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    Text copyright © Mem Fox 1983 Illustrations copyright © Julie Vivas 1983


Possum Magic

Based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Monkey Baa


Don’t miss this brand-new stage adaptation of Mem Fox’s iconic Possum Magic by the extraordinary team at Monkey Baa these June/July school holidays.

Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible.

Hush has many wonderful adventures, but being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and Hush longs to see herself again. Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again.

Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted readers for generations and now this magical, unforgettable new production will mesmerise children and adults alike.

Recommended age group: 3-8 yrs

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


It is all enchanting...that the audience becomes almost instantly involved is a great gift to witness

Theatre Diary on Diary For Wombat Stew

Vital, exuberant, aspirational, and inspirational.

Australian Stage The Peasant Prince

A stimulating and valuable piece of theatre… given the importance of the subject and the care with which it has been handled.

Newcastle Herald For I am Jack

This production is fun-filled and entertaining and, as with all of monkey baa’s productions, a great way to introduce children to the theatre.

Stage Whispers For The Bugalugs Bum Thief

More Info

Grandma Poss Claudette Clarke
Hush Sarah Greenwood
Wombat and Various Roles Alex Packard
Emu, Snake and Various Roles Michael Yore

Director Sandra Eldridge
Touring Stage Manager Cally Bartley and Sam Johnson
Assistant Stage Manager Courtney Mayhew

Australia’s leading professional theatre company for young audiences, Monkey Baa Theatre Company is Australia’s widest-reaching touring company, having conducted over 26 national tours to 138 regional and remote communities across every state and territory of Australia, four international tours and over 2,800 performances, and engaged with over 1.3 million young people. Monkey Baa believes Australian stages should be filled with stories that represent all the extraordinary cultures living in this land, and that it’s important to create work that offers young people a truly multifaceted reflection of the world we all inhabit.

Monkey Baa takes a “whole of childhood” approach, creating plays and arts education programs for ages 0-18, and providing professional development opportunities for teachers. The company strives to ensure that young people, wherever they are located and whatever their economic circumstances, have the opportunity to share in fantastic theatre experiences that reflect their own lives.

Based on the book by Mem Fox & Julie Vivas

Adapted by Eva Di Cesare & Sandra Eldridge


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.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.