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Creature: An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo


Lennox Theatre


15 May - 16 May 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents A Stalker Theatre and Out of the Box Production
Adapted by John Romeril

The classic Australian story Dot and the Kangaroo jumps into the digital age with this stunning new stage adaptation.

Featuring breathtaking aerial acrobatics, live music and spectacular 3D projections, you will discover the Australian landscape as you’ve never seen it before. See native flora and fauna, meet creatures in their natural habitat and explore their quirky characteristics amidst the beauty and fragility of the Australian bush. A must-see magical and immersive theatrical experience that explores how our actions affect the wildlife.

Join the Discovery Rangers from NSW Office of the Environment and Heritage in our Courtyard before and after the show for some free engagement activities!

Suitable for: Ages 4+ and their families

Dates & Times:

Tuesday 15 May at 6:30pm

Wednesday 16 May at 10:15am & 12:30pm (Auslan Interpreted Performance)

Please note: All tickets for this production are unreserved. If you have specific seating requirements, please notify Box Office when booking.

First commissioned by QPAC for the 2016 Out of the Box Festival. This project has been supported by Bundanon Trust, Arts Centre Melbourne, University of Technology Sydney and NSW Office of Environment & Heritage.

Conceived by
Margie Breen
David Clarkson

David Clarkson
Cristabel Sved

Peter Kennard

Visual Artists
Andrew Bluff
Boris Bagatinni
Andrew Johnston

Dean Walsh

Costume Designer
Annemaree Dalziel

Lighting Designer
Ross Graham

Photos by
Darren Thomas

Suitable for Years K – 2


This beautiful production will be unlike anything you or your students have ever seen. Utilising the most magical theatre making technologies such as interactive screens to fully propel your students into the landscape, this new adaptation of the Australian classic is a great way for your students to learn about presenting texts in different media. Largely a movement piece and featuring aerial work it will be a treat for the senses and an experience your students won’t forget.


Download the Curriculum Links here: Creature An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo Curriculum Links


Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment


Interactive Performance:

High levels of audience interaction creating a less formal environment and requiring less ‘passive’ attention by audience members.

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

This production has a strong music focus.

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

Auslan Interpreted Performance:
The Auslan Interpreted Performance for Creature: An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo is on Wednesday 16 May at 12:30pm.

Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

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45 minutes (No interval plus 20 minute Q&A for 10:15am & 12:30pm performances)

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