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Josephine Wants to Dance (31st July – 10:30 AM)

When: Monday July 30th and Tuesday July 31st 2018 (3 shows)

Time: Doors open at 5:00pm for a 5:30pm performance on July 30th. Doors open at 10:00am for a 10:30am performance and 12:30pm for a 1:00pm performance on July 31st.

Tickets: All tickets are $15. Discounts available for school groups (please contact the Cummins Theatre for school group bookings). Tickets from the Central Wheatbelt Visitors Centre or online at www.cumminstheatre.com.au

About the Show:

A story about dreams, believing in yourself … and a dancing kangaroo!

From the award-winning duo of Diary of a Wombat comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you’ll never forget. Josephine is a kangaroo – who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don’t dance, they hop – but Josephine doesn’t care and continues to point her toes and leap through the air.

When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there is another way to dance – ballet. As the Ballet Company prepare to perform, Josephine sneaks into town to peer through the window as the dancers rehearse, watching for hours and hours as the dancers perfect their routine. Then Josephine goes home and practices all night… all alone, until she knows the dance by heart. She spun, she swirled and pirouetted dreams… and at the end she always curtsied. She desperately wanted to dance like the ballerinas in pink tutus and silk ballet shoes!

Perfect for young audiences from 4 to 9 years and their families, brought to you by the team that created the award-winning Pete the Sheep, this hilarious new work by Monkey Baa brings to life a tale about a bush kangaroo you’ll never forget!


Adapted By – Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry

Director – Jonathan Biggins

Music and Lyrics – Phillip Scott

Choreographer – Tim Harbour (Resident Choreographer, The Australian Ballet)

Designer – James Browne

Lighting Designer – Emma Lockhart-Wilson

Sound Designer – David Bergman



July 31, 2018


10:30 am - 12:30 pm





Cummins Theatre
31 Bates Street
Merredin, WA 6415 Australia


(08) 90413295


Cummins Theatre
(08) 9041 3295

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