The Owl and the Pussycat

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

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 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. NSW Health strongly recommends you wear a mask when you are inside places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.

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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Dates and Times:

Friday 2 July 2021 at 10:30am
Friday 2 July 2021 at 1pm
Saturday 3 July 2021 at 10:30am – Relaxed Performance 
Saturday 3 July 2021 at 1pm

For more info on Accessibility at Riverside click here


45 minutes with no interval

Ticket Prices

Concession $37
30 & Under $33
18 & Under $29
Concession $28
30 & Under $26
18 & Under $22
Concession $41
30 & Under $36
18 & Under $32
Groups 8+ $41
Concession $31
30 & Under $28
18 & Under $25
Groups 8+ $31

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