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Mr Stink A play by Maryam Master
Based on the book by David Walliams

1 - 16 July 2023

In the Playhouse

Kids & Families

School Holiday Performance Ages 6+

David Walliams’ award-winning book comes to life!

It starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. When Mr Stink needs a place to stay, Chloe hides him in the garden shed. Now Chloe’s got to make sure no one finds out! But there might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye...

New show dates have been added by popular demand!

Boisterous fun! The young audience thoroughly enjoyed this quality production.

The Daily Telegraph

Hold on to your nose!

David Walliams’ award-winning book comes to life on stage for children 6+... and their adults!

"Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well...” It all starts when Chloe, just about the loneliest girl in the world, makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Sure he smells a bit, but he’s the only person who’s ever been nice to her. So, when Mr Stink needs a place to stay, Chloe hides him in the garden shed.

Now Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out her secret, but she’s about to learn that some secrets have a way of leading to disaster. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye... or the nose...

The team behind The Midnight Gang and The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- and 91-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage return with this touching, twisted and hilarious, and very smelly tale... 

Sydney Opera House presents a CDP Kids production

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Meet the Cast

Paul Grabovac Mr Stink

Paul Grabovac has been performing, writing and directing in the local and national scene for nearly twenty years. As a founding member of Renegade Productions, he has performed on such shows as The Tribe, Giving Up the Ghost and Manwatching. Paul recently finished a national tour of Edward the Emu for Monkey Baa Theatre, has performed in Fringe Festivals around Australia and has been given excellent reviews such as for his performance in Tamagotchi Reset & Other Doomsdays. “Grabovac is one of our most singular actors. His craft is his artlessness, and he gets better and better” – David Zampitti, The West Australia.

Petronella van Tienen Chloe Crumb

Petronella graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre). Her previous theatre credits include Tiger in Girl Running, Boy Falling (Mudlark Theatre Company), Actor in Playlist (Siren Theatre Company), Aaron Dangerfield/Edward Ashbrook in Coram Boy (bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company), and Claudia Nardi in Nine (Little Triangle). She has recently toured with CDP Theatre Producers as Cat in Room on the Broom, Lucy in Magic Beach, Madame Know-It-All in The 91-Storey Treehouse, and Child in The Gruffalo’s Child. Petronella holds associate degrees in piano (AMEB) & classical voice (Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music). She appeared as presenter for the web series Storytime @ Koorong, as featured vocalist in Nathan Glenn’s CD & concert series Tell Me His Story, and as Birdie in the musical album Antarctica: Beneath the Storm (Sundog Productions). Petronella is a proud member of Actors Equity since 2016 & is represented by Mollison Keightley Management.

Erin Bruce Mrs Crumb/Alice

Erin is a Sydney based actor, singer, and dancer. Graduating from LASALLE College of the Arts with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre Performance, Erin has since performed in theatrical productions worldwide. Further training includes Sydney Screen Actors Group (Acting for Film/ TV), Sydney Actors Association (Acting for Screen) and singing and vocal coaching with Patricia Oertel. Erin’s stage credits include Room on The Broom (CDP Theatre Producers), Marion in Priscilla - Queen of the Desert (Lunchbox Prod & NCL Productions), Hot Shoe Shuffle (Birdie Productions), Showdown, and Shout! The Mod Musical (NCL Productions). Screen credits include the feature film Australian Enemy (Praetorian Productions), and short films A Film By, See The Real Thing, and The Huntsman. For TV, Home and Away (Seven Network) and Les Norton (ABC) Erin has shot an extensive list of commercial television and is a much requested corporate performer, with a career highlight of singing the Australian National Anthem at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Asher Griffith Jones Mr Crumb/Raj/PM

Asher (he/him) is a Melbourne based Actor of Australian & Anglo-Indian descent, and a graduate of 16th Street. His stage credits include shows such as Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical (Steve Harrington/Jonathan Byers), and Australian Original productions of Fae O’Toole’s PTV: Law & Order (Sevenfold Theatre Company), Charles Mercovich’s The Measure of a Moment (La Mama), and Sean Donehue & Nick Waxman’s Bearded. Onscreen, Asher has worked on a variety of short films (Developed Departure, Nights Shift) commercial work (Telstra,, and recently in the Feature Film Coconut. Outside of acting Asher fills his time writing silly songs on his piano and guitar, working on various crew roles on Australian sets, and obsessing over Cow GIFs

Zoe Jensen Annabelle/Tiffany/Reporter

Originally from Queensland & Tasmania, Zoe attended the prestigious, internationally renowned National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in the acting/musical theatre stream. Upon graduating, Zoe has worked professionally as an actor in theatre, film and television. She has appeared in original TV and Film projects Ropes (2018), Mate (2021), An Alien in Sydney (2022) and recently competed a NT tour of the original play Hush by Celia Williams. She is very excited to be touring this production of Mr Stink across regional Australia.


Let's learn about David Walliams!

David Walliams is an English comedian, actor, writer and television personality! Best known for being a judge on Britain's Got Talent, there is a very good chance he has written one of your most favourite books ever; Grandpa's Great Escape, Gangsta Granny, The Boy in the Dress, Ratburger, Demon Dentist, Awful Auntie and so so much more!

Did you know he’s the biggest-selling children’s author to have started writing since the year 2000?

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