Yo Diddle Diddle

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Yo Diddle Diddle


Riverside Theatre


03 July - 04 July 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents Patch Theatre Company’s
Adapted by Patch Theatre Company from the book The Cow Tripped Over the Moon by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood

What if your dream was only one jump away?

The hilarious rhythm and rhyme of Tony Wilson’s best-selling book The Cow Tripped Over the Moon (awarded Honours for The Australian Children’s Book Council Book of the Year 2016) comes to life on stage in this heart-warming and highly visual production of one cow and her desire to jump over the moon.

Featuring a live DJ and outstanding cast, this hip-hop infused adventure story about resilience, determination and the power of friendship will inspire your students to reach for the stars.

Suitable for: Ages 4+ and their families

Dates & Times:

Tuesday 3 July at 10:15am & 12:45pm
Wednesday 4 July at 10:15am & 12:45pm (Relaxed Performance)

Download the social story here: Yo Diddle Diddle Social Story

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government trough the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Collaboratively Created by
Naomi Edwards
Ben Flett
Ashton Malcolm
Nic Mollison
Ailsa Paterson
Jo Stone
Professor Martin Westwell

Naomi Edwards

Set and Costume Designer
Ailsa Paterson

Lighting and Projection Designer
Nic Mollison


Additional Text
Tony Wilson

Photos by
Andy Rasheed (Eyefood)

Suitable for Preschool & Years K – 2


Tony Wilson’s remarkable book takes a classic nursery rhyme and overlays it with the important theme of perseverance in the face of a challenge. Pair that with Patch Theatre Company’s hip-hop style presentation and you have a production just bursting with learning potential. In English you can learn about rhyme, book adaptations, metaphors, plot and personification and in CAPA about hip-hop and rap music and displaying emotion through music. There are also wonderful life lessons about facing obstacles and self-worth. This production comes with an excellent set of teachers notes to support you in the classroom!


Download the Curriculum Links here: Yo Diddle Diddle 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.

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

This production has a strong music focus.

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 Yo Diddle Diddle is on Wednesday 4 July at 12:45pm.

Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Download the social story here: Yo Diddle Diddle Social Story

Ticket Options

Student/Teacher $20
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30


45 minutes (No interval)

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