Magic Beach

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 03 September - 04 September 2020
Category Live Event


All performances of Magic Beach have been postponed until further notice. Information about this rescheduled event will come at a later date.

If you have booked tickets to this event, our Box Office team will be in contact to arrange to have your tickets either set aside for the rescheduled date or refunded.

CDP Kids presents
A play by Finegan Kruckemeyer
Based on the book by Alison Lester AM

Visit Magic Beach, where adventure begins…

Every year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. This isn’t just any beach – it’s Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different. As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind?

Alison Lester’s classic picture book comes to life on stage in a wonderful world of song, light, shadow and movement.

From the team behind The Gruffalo and The 13, 26, 52, ­78 and 91-Storey Treehouses, this new Australian adaptation from multi award-winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of the power of the imagination and the differences that make every child special.

Suitable for ages 3 – 8 and their families

Book Author and Adaptation Consultant
Alison Lester AM

Playwright and Adaptor
Finegan Kruckemeyer

Liesel Badorrek

Set, Costume and Puppet Designer
Isla Shaw

Composer and Sound Designer
Gail Priest

Lighting Designer
Nicholas Higgins

(Early Stage 1 – Stage 1)

From the Program Coordinator…

This gorgeous story depicting one of our beautiful Australian landscapes has become an Aussie favourite for good reason – it is fantastical and relatable, nostalgic and aspirational. In today’s society, where our reefs are bleaching and plastic is taking over, a story of how magical our environment can be, inspires a respect for the great outdoors in a special way. This production is sure to make a splash with your students.

Curriculum Links and Resources

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Access Points

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

This production has a strong music focus.

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Dates and Times:

Schools Performances
Thursday 3 September at 12:30pm
Friday 4 September at 10:15am & 12:30pm

General Public Performance
Friday 4 September at 6pm


55 minutes (No interval)

Ticket Prices

All tickets
Groups 6+ $25
SCHOOL GROUPSStudent/Teacher $22

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School Bookings $4.00

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