The Owl and the Pussycat

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The Owl and the Pussycat

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 02 July - 03 July 2021
Category Live Event

The performances of The Owl and the Pussycat scheduled between Friday 2 July 2021 and Saturday 3 July 2021 will unfortunately not proceed due the restrictions of the current NSW Public Health Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Box Office team will be in contact with you in due course to discuss either rescheduling of your tickets or processing of a full refund as soon as we can confirm what is possible.

Riverside presents
Little Match Productions
By Lisa Cheney and Kathryn Marquet

In a pea green boat, an owl and a pussycat sail across the sea for a year and a day to fair Bong-tree Bay. Adventure calls, new encounters await and love conquers all in a nostalgic musical journey with an irresistible blend of romance and nonsense.

The Owl and the Pussycat is an enchanting and intimate theatrical experience for families. Be swept away in this all-new opera with stunning vocals, interactive theatre and a troupe of musical Puffins. Aboard a magical pea green boat, this charming work explores the universal themes of love, harmony and acceptance.

Suitable for ages 4 – 10 and their families

Accessible Performance:
The performance on Saturday 3 July at 10:30am will be a Relaxed Performance  .

Group Bookings:
*Please contact Box Office directly for group bookings of 8 email or call 02 8839 3399.

Please Note:

Tickets to this event are sold to 50% of capacity. Following the latest Public Health Orders, unless exempt, masks are mandatory for all patrons being 13+ years old at all times.

Please note that NSW Health regularly updates areas where there may be concerns regarding potential case transmission of COVID-19.  Prior to attending your performance, we suggest patrons check the latest Case Alert Updates from Health NSW and follow the instructions regarding Close Contacts and requirements for self-isolation and/or COVID testing as stipulated by Health NSW and the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please note that patrons who have visited any identified alert area must NOT attend public performances or gatherings of any type. If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email

Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: defined audience capacity; social distancing; wearing face masks; mandatory Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces.

Please review our Patron Safety Information before you visit us at Riverside.

It is also important that if you are unwell you stay at home. We have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through possible exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office on 02 8839 3399 or email

Thank you for keeping our community safe.

This project has been supported by APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund, Creative Sparks, a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour supported by arTour an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


Owl Pia Frangiosa
Pussycat Laura Coutts
Moon/Piggywig/Sir Kitty/Turkey/Sea Bear Jackson McGovern
Puffin Luke Volker


Director Bridget Boyle
Writer and Librettist Kathryn Marquet
Composer Lisa Cheney
Assistant Musical Director Luke Volker
Creative Producer Alicia Cush
Designer and Producer Penny Challen
Lighting Designer Geoff Squires
Dramaturg Jane Bodie
Production Manager Kylie Mitchell
Design Assistant Caitlin Armstrong
Performers Irena Lysiuk Sarah Murr Jackson McGovern
Photos Alicia Cush, Nick Morrissey & Ryan Cheney


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