The colourful world of May Gibbs’ Snugglepot and Cuddlepie springs to life on stage for children aged 5-10 (and their adults) when a new action-packed Australian adaptation plays at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Monday 25 July and Tues 26 July as part of a national tour following its 2015 Sydney Opera House premiere.

Join your favourite Gumnuts as they set out on a mission to see a human – but only in the distance! On their journey to the big city they meet friends and foes including Professor Kookaburra, Mrs Fantail, Mr Lizard, Mr Frog, Mrs Snake, Mr Possum and, of course, Little Ragged Blossom. Can Snugglepot lead the way? Can Cuddlepie hold his nerve? Can they avoid falling victim to the Big Bad Banksia Man?

These much loved characters come to life on stage as this funny & charming new production introduces today’s children to the wonderful world of May Gibbs.

Critics and audiences alike raved about the production:

This charming new stage adaptation of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie looks set to be a hit…stylish, inventive and cleverly designed…it exudes charmSunday Telegraph

an engaging romp, bringing the magical bush tale to life for another generation…skilfully done…imaginativeSydney Morning Herald

Whether it’s a first meeting for young audiences, or a trip down memory lane for grownups, this new contemporary adaptation will surprise and delight audiences of all ages.

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DATES Mon 25 July 11.30am, and Tue 26 July 10.30am, 12.45pm and 6.00pm

VENUE The Arts Centre Gold Coast

COST Adult / Child / Concession $22.50 Family (2A+2C) $69.00

Bookings: or phone 07) 5588 4089

For more information on the production visit

The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents

a CDP Production

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

in association with Monkey Baa Theatre Company

adapted by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry

from a series of books by May Gibbs

by arrangement with The Northcott Society and

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

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