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Mem Fox and Julie Vivas’ beloved picture book, Possum Magic has enchanted children for 40 magical years.

Possum Magic is the best-selling children's book in Australia. With sales of over three and a half million, the story has become a classic in children's literature.

To celebrate the iconic book's 40th birthday, Mackay’s young audiences can watch the classic story come to life with three performances at the Mackay Convention & Entertainment Centre on July 17 and 18.

The clever combination of live action, magic, soundscape, puppetry and animation transports audiences to the whimsical world of Little Hush and Grandma Poss.

After a sold-out national tour in 2019 captivating over 100,000 young people, Artistic Director at Monkey Baa, Eva Di Cesare is thrilled to bring Possum Magic back to regional areas, like Mackay.

“We hope the young people of Mackay and their families delight in this shared magical experience that Possum Magic provides” Di Cesare said.

The magical adaption returns to the stage just in time for Possum Magic’s 40th anniversary.

"To be able to share our beautiful production of Possum Magic, on the 40th anniversary of Mem Fox and Julie Vivas's gorgeous story, is a dream come true for us,” she continued.

An ever-popular performance, tickets to the Possum Magic performances are selling fast. The MECC strongly encourages parents to purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

WHAT: DBCT Kids’ Theatre Season 2023

Possum Magic

A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production

Based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare and Sandie Eldridge

When: Monday 17 July 2023 - 6pm Tuesday 18 July 2023 – 9.30am & 12.30pm

Where: MECC Auditorium


Possum Magic is celebrating its 40th birthday. Image Credit: Clare Hawley

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