Monkey Baa’s ‘Diary of a Wombat’
Presented By Overture Center

Monkey Baa’s ‘Diary of a Wombat’

Sun, Apr 19

Capitol Theater: $28 - $40

Sun 04/19/20 3:00 PM


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Add to Calendar 04/19/2020 03:00 PM 04/19/2020 04:30 PM America/Chicago Diary of a Wombat This non-verbal adaption of the popular award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat, features bored wombat Mothball who goes in search of shelter and food, all while wreaking havoc in the lives of every human she meets. Puppetry, movement and live cello music add to this mischievous and amusing tale. Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts false MM/DD/YYYY

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Diary of a Wombat
Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
Produced by Monkey Baa Theatre Company
From Sydney, Australia

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now this iconic work, written by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014 – 2015) Jackie French and illustrated by Bruce Whatley, comes to the stage.

Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Doormats, trash bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial. Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating, Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained!

This delightful non-verbal adaptation features puppetry, movement and live cello music – from a team of revered artists including Puppetry and Movement Director, Alice Osborne (War Horse), Designer Imogen Ross (Monkey Baa’s 2013 production Hitler’s Daughter) and accomplished composer/cellist, Oonagh Sherrard.

There’s more! Special event!

SUN, APR 19, 2020, 1:30 – 2:45 PM

Come early for special interactive preshow art activities inspired by the book in Central Library’s Children’s Area. Stay after the show for a brief, informal Q&A session in the theater with the artists.


This tour is proudly supported by the Embassy of Australia, Washington DC