Alphabetical Sydney: All Aboard!

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 30 March - 01 April 2022
Category Kids & Family Theatre

Riverside Theatres presents
Critical Stages Touring
Book & Lyrics by Hilary Bell
Music by Greta Gertler Gold
Created by Antonia Pesenti and Hilary Bell

Inspired by Hilary Bell and Antonia Pesenti’s best-selling picture book, this immersive musical will take audiences of all ages on a journey around the world’s most famous harbour city.

Our guides, the chaotic Ibis and order-loving Nanna take us on a whirlwind adventure. Climb aboard the tour bus to discover their Sydney, one letter at a time.

Combining puppetry, theatre, songs and creative play with irresistible music by Greta Gertler Gold, Alphabetical Sydney: All Aboard! is a celebration of all that makes this city unique.

Join us for the World Premiere of this exciting new work!

Suitable for ages 4+ and their families.

Performance Warnings
This performance contains smoke haze and strobe lighting.

Please Note
*Please apply for the Education Ticket Subsidy via the Online School Subsidy booking link. Your subsidy request is dependent on your schools ICSEA score.

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Book & Lyrics: Hilary Bell
Music: Greta Gertler Gold
Created by Antonia Pesenti and Hilary Bell
Director: Liesel Badorrek
Co-Designer (Set, Costumes, Illustrations & Creative Play): Antonia Pesenti
Co-Designer (Set & Costumes): Isla Shaw
Video Designer: Mic Gruchy
Lighting Designer: Benjamin Brockman
Puppetry Director: Alice Osborne
Musical Director: Maria Alfonsine

Cast: Deborah Galanos as Nanna, and Nat Jobe as Ibis, with Rebecca Rolle

Production Manager: Judy Reardon
Stage Manager: Briana Dunn
Assistant Stage Manager: Cecilia Dinh
Costume Supervisor: Rebecca Jones
Wigs: Martelle Hunt

(Stages ES1 – 2)

Curriculum Links and Resources
Download the Curriculum Links here: Alphabetical Sydney All Aboard Curriculum Links

Schools Bookings
1 teacher free for every 20 students booked.
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 8839 3308 or email, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

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Information about Access at Riverside

Access Points

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This production has a strong music focus.

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This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.

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The text or dialogue used in this production is limited or simple.

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Dates and Times:

Thursday 31 March 2022 at 12:30pm
Friday 1 April 2022 at 6:30pm – Opening Night

Wednesday 30 March 2022 at 12:30pm
Thursday 31 March 2022 at 10:15am
Thursday 31 March 2022 at 12:30pm
Friday 1 April 2022 at 11am – Relaxed Performance


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Friday 1 April 2022 at 11am


60 minutes (no interval)

Ticket Prices

Full Price
Concession $32
Child 15&U $29
Full Price
Concession $37
Child 15&U $33
Family of 4
Group 8+ $35
Schools Ticket Subsidy Students/Teachers* $10

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Web $4.60
Counter $4.60
School Bookings $4.60
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