The Owl and the Pussycat

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 15 July - 16 July 2022
Category Kids & Family

Riverside presents
Little Match Productions and Critical Stages Touring
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 and irresistible blend of romance and nonsense.

The Owl and the Pussycat is an enchanting and intimate theatrical experience for families, based on Edward Lear’s beloved childhood poem. Created by a national team of award-winning artists for children 4-10 years, be swept away in this all-new opera, featuring stunning vocals, interactive theatre, puppetry and a one-man-Puffin-band.

This interactive journey inspires, educates and enthralls by inviting children, alongside their families, carers and teachers, to participate in musical and multi-sensory ways to help our lovable couple reach their destination. Aboard a giant magical pea green boat moored in Parramatta, meet our pair’s colourful and eccentric new friends, as they are brought to life on deck.

Ahoy! Come set sail with this charming show and landmark music work for children that explores the universal themes of love, adventure, harmony and acceptance. You might even meet a honey-hooked Sea Bear, an itty bitty Kitty and a punky Piggy Wig.

Suitable for ages 4 – 10 and their families

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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 Natasha Veselinovic
Pussycat Laura Coutts
Moon/Piggywig/Sir Kitty/Turkey/Sea Bear Hayden Rodgers
Musical Puffin Mark Connors


Director Bridget Boyle
Writer and Librettist Kathryn Marquet
Composer Lisa Cheney
Musical Director Luke Volker
Creative Producer Alicia Cush
Designer and Producer Penny Challen
Lighting Designer Geoff Squires
Dramaturg Jane Bodie
Photos Nick Morrissey & Ryan Cheney


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Dates and Times:

Friday 15 July 2022 at 10:30am
Friday 15 July 2022 at 1pm
Saturday 16 July 2022 at 10:30am – Relaxed Performance
Saturday 16 July 2022 at 1pm


relaxed performance logo Relaxed Performance
Saturday 16 July 2022 at 10:30am


Approx. 50 minutes (no interval)

Ticket Prices

Full Price
Concession $24
Child 15&U $22
Full Price
Concession $29
Child 15&U $26
Family of 4
$26.50 ea
Groups 8+ $27 ea

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