Creature: A re-telling of Dot and the Kangaroo

Enter the magical world of the Australian bush in this interactive digital re-telling of Dot and the Kangaroo

A Stalker Theatre and Out of the Box production
First commissioned by QPAC for the 2016 Out of the Box Festival for Children 8 years and under

A retelling of the 1899 Australian classic Dot and the Kangaroo written by Ethel C Pedley, Creature is a new indoor theatre work for children that will combine physical theatre, interactive digital technology and storytelling.

Creature invites you to enter the magical world of the Australian bush to explore how our actions affect the animals.

Five-year-old Dot is lost in the bush and is rescued by a kangaroo. The kangaroo gives Dot magical “berries of understanding” and she can immediately comprehend the language of all the animals and insects around her. It is a revelation to her. It forever changes the way she views the Australian bush.  Dot and the Kangaroo then set out on an action packed four day journey to return Dot to her homestead.

Meet our indigenous flora and fauna see a myriad of creatures in their natural habitat and explore their quirky characteristics amidst the beauty and fragility of the Australian bush. But how long before this unique native wildlife disappears as we humans encroach on their habitat and push them off the land?

“So stunningly beautiful and touching, ‘children’ of all ages should come away with a smile” – ABC

Ages 4-8

A wildlife encounter of your own – exclusive to Creature ticket holders at The Joan

Creature will have you come to understand the beauty and the fragility of the Australian bush as you meet all sorts of curious creatures and their quirky characteristics, including an acrobatic willy wagtail, dancing brolgas, a kooky kookaburra and a pompous platypus

Love the idea of a wildlife encounter of the living kind?

As an exclusive offer for Creature ticket holders, you have the chance to be one of the 50 people who come along on Thursday at 4pm – after the last show – to meet with some real live animals that you might even find in your own backyard or neighbourhood if you know where to look! This offer is for ticket holders only, and you need to RSVP to ensure your place.

Adult $25 Child $20 Family $80 (four, at least one adult)

Buy tickets »

Great ways to save! Family Subscriber 3 Pack – $192
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A family pass (four tickets, at least one adult) to whichever three shows (except Circus Oz) that you’d like to see this year. Not only will you save money, you’ll also have a great bunch of shows to look forward to throughout the year!

Please also note that subscribers to The Joan’s 2017 High Street Subscription Season will receive up to a 20% discount on family tickets to all Kids & Families shows.

  • Wednesday, Apr 12 2017 10:00am
  • Wednesday, Apr 12 2017 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, Apr 12 2017 6:00pm
  • Thursday, Apr 13 2017 10:00am
  • Thursday, Apr 13 2017 12:30pm
  • Thursday, Apr 13 2017 3:00pm

A Stalker Theatre and Out of the Box production
First commissioned by QPAC for the 2016 Out of the Box Festival for Children 8 years and under

A retelling of the 1899 Australian classic Dot and the Kangaroo written by Ethel C Pedley, Creature is a new indoor theatre work for children that will combine physical theatre, interactive digital technology and storytelling.

Creature invites you to enter the magical world of the Australian bush to explore how our actions affect the animals.

Five-year-old Dot is lost in the bush and is rescued by a kangaroo. The kangaroo gives Dot magical “berries of understanding” and she can immediately comprehend the language of all the animals and insects around her. It is a revelation to her. It forever changes the way she views the Australian bush.  Dot and the Kangaroo then set out on an action packed four day journey to return Dot to her homestead.

Meet our indigenous flora and fauna see a myriad of creatures in their natural habitat and explore their quirky characteristics amidst the beauty and fragility of the Australian bush. But how long before this unique native wildlife disappears as we humans encroach on their habitat and push them off the land?

“So stunningly beautiful and touching, ‘children’ of all ages should come away with a smile” – ABC

Ages 4-8

A wildlife encounter of your own – exclusive to Creature ticket holders at The Joan

Creature will have you come to understand the beauty and the fragility of the Australian bush as you meet all sorts of curious creatures and their quirky characteristics, including an acrobatic willy wagtail, dancing brolgas, a kooky kookaburra and a pompous platypus

Love the idea of a wildlife encounter of the living kind?

As an exclusive offer for Creature ticket holders, you have the chance to be one of the 50 people who come along on Thursday at 4pm – after the last show – to meet with some real live animals that you might even find in your own backyard or neighbourhood if you know where to look! This offer is for ticket holders only, and you need to RSVP to ensure your place.

Adult $25 Child $20 Family $80 (four, at least one adult)

Buy tickets »

Great ways to save! Family Subscriber 3 Pack – $192
Subscribe Now! »
A family pass (four tickets, at least one adult) to whichever three shows (except Circus Oz) that you’d like to see this year. Not only will you save money, you’ll also have a great bunch of shows to look forward to throughout the year!

Please also note that subscribers to The Joan’s 2017 High Street Subscription Season will receive up to a 20% discount on family tickets to all Kids & Families shows.

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