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The Magic Pudding


Riverside Theatre


23 October - 27 October 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside and Michael Sieders presents
By Norman Lindsay
Adapted by Vanessa Bates

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Norman Lindsay’s classic Australian book The Magic Pudding with this all new and exclusive production from the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show.

Featuring a colourful and lively all puppet cast, you will be mesmerised as the iconic Australian characters Bunyip Bluegum, Bill Barnacle, Sam Sawnoff, and of course their amazing, everlasting and very cantankerous Puddin’ spring to life on stage.

Cooked to perfection, this colourful and lively production will leave you hungry for a second helping!

Suitable for: Ages 3+ and their families

Please Note: Due to circumstances beyond our control we regret to announce this season has been cancelled. We are currently working on finding another family show to be programmed around the same time and you will be contacted when we have further information. A full refund on your tickets will be provided should you wish to be refunded. Alternatively, you can transfer your tickets. Box Office will be in touch soon. 

Executive Producer
Michael Sieders

Production Designer
James Browne

Suitable for Years K – 2


This is a great opportunity to introduce your students to a story that has been a favourite for generations of Australians. As relevant and funny today as it was in 1918, with its themes of teamwork, problem solving and friendship, this production will expose your students to a piece of Australian literary history. It promises to be just as beautiful as the book, with gorgeous puppets and scenic imagery taking us on an adventure with some classic, cheeky and cunning characters.


Download the Curriculum Links here: The Magic Pudding 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.

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

Relaxed Performance:
The relaxed performance for The Magic Pudding is on Thursday 25 October at 12:30pm.

Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Ticket Options

Members $30
Adult $35
Concession $30
Family of 4 $105
Groups 8+ $30
Student/Teacher $22
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30

Available Dates

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50 minutes (No interval)

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