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Diary of a Wombat Image: Text © Jackie French Illustrations © Bruce Whatley

Diary of a Wombat

Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
Concept by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry

Meet the naughtiest wombat in Australia as the award-winning picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to life on stage!

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Keeping you safe

  • The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.
  • We strongly recommend that patrons over the age of 12 wear a face mask while attending a performance inside one of our venues.
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 meters whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage. 
  • Within venues, please adhere to our spaced seating plans and always take your allocated seat.
  • There are new COVID-specific conditions of entry for audiences attending performances. This includes the circumstances under which you must not attend the Opera House, and what’s required of you when you visit. Please read about them here.
“This show is a winner for the little kid theatre set.”

Adventure, Baby

Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley 

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, bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial.  In her journey, Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained!

Young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat.  Monkey Baa Director Eva Di Cesare and a team of respected artists including Designer Imogen Ross, Puppetry and Movement Director Alice Osborne, Puppetry Maker Bryony Anderson and Composer Oonagh Sherrar use the magic of puppetry and a live cello to bring this delightful non-verbal adaptation to the stage. 

Sydney Opera House presents a Monkey Baa Production. 

Director Eva Di Cesare
Performers Kailah Cabanas, Michael Cullen, Samantha Hickey, Mary Rapp (cellist)

Diary of a Wombat Image: Robert Catto

Venue Information

 In line with current NSW Government advice, all venues will have a reduced venue capacity of 50% (or a maximum of 1,000 guests).

In order to maintain physical distancing within venues, tickets will be sold in family groups in your selected seating area with every effort made to keep groups together from within a designated zonePlease bear in mind that this will be subject to the restrictions in place at that time. Your confirmed seating allocation will be provided to you on the day of the performance when you receive your eTickets. To ensure correct capacities, all people in the theatre must hold a valid ticket. This includes babies aged 0-11 months who can be seated on a parents knee with the purchase of a Babes in Arm ticket ($10). Children 12 months and older will need to hold a standard ticket.

Our foyers will be open two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in specific foyer spaces to maintain physical distancing. For select shows, drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues. Please check specific event information closer to the performance date. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer adhering to COVID-safe rules.

An example of COVID safe seating with physical distancing

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is open and available to use. Wilson Parking is currently offering a $10 discounted rate for weeknights and weekends if you book ahead, please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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