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April 4 to 15 2018
The Owl and the Pussycat
  • Thu 5 Apr 2018

    Sun 8 Apr 2018
  • Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Theatre Family Music World premiere

The Owl and the Pussycat | Little Match Productions (AUS)

You're invited into a giant green boat to help our loveable couple, the Owl and the Pussycat, reach their destination.

Based on the beloved childhood poem, this is a new musical work made especially for children and families. The show explores the universal themes of love, harmony and acceptance with live vocals, puppetry, interactive theatre and a troupe of musical Puffins.

There will be performances with Auslan translation at 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 April.

About the creators:
Little Match Productions is an independent Brisbane-based company that creates contemporary musical performance works that traverse comedy-cabaret, opera, classical music and children's theatre. The company is passionate about exploring our collective humanity via its most primal and intrinsically expressive media - the voice. Over the past six years, Alicia Cush, Bethan Ellsmore and Penny Challen have developed a reputation for their unique ability to present classical vocal techniques in innovative contemporary contexts. 

"They twisted the traditional opera sound into something a little experimental, a bit different, and a lot entertaining." Aussie Theatre.

The Owl and the Pussycat is also being held in Brisbane.

Thu 5 Apr 2018 — Sun 8 Apr 2018
Thu 5 Apr, 02:00pm - 03:00pm
Thu 5 Apr, 04:00pm - 05:00pm
Fri 6 Apr, 02:00pm - 03:00pm
Fri 6 Apr, 04:00pm - 05:00pm
Sat 7 Apr, 02:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat 7 Apr, 04:00pm - 05:00pm
Sun 8 Apr, 02:00pm - 03:00pm
Sun 8 Apr, 04:00pm - 05:00pm
Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast

-27.9992435, 153.4314575

Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Accessibility information

Please refer to the detailed event information on the left for event-specific wheelchair accessibility information, and for details on performances of The Owl and the Pussycat with Auslan translation.


Alicia Cush, Creative
Penny Challen, Designer/Producer
Bridget Boyle, Director
Kathryn Marquet, Writer/Librettist
Lisa Cheney, Composer
Jane Bodie, Dramaturg
Geoff Squires, Lighting designer
Kylie Mitchell, Production manager
Luke Volker, Repetiteur/Assistant musical director
Penny Challenm, Artwork

Irena Lysiuk, Pussycat
Sarah Murr, Owl
Jackson McGovern, Moon/Piggy-wig/Turkey/Prophet/Mice/Sea/Bear/

Musical Puffins:  
Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, Vibraphone/Percussion
Kathryn McKee, Cello
Annie Larsen, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

The development of The Owl and the Pussycat is supported by Creative Sparks - a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Creative Partnerships Australia throug MATCH Lab, APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund; Works In Progress at the Arts Centre Gold Coast and Queensland Theatre through the Independent Artists at Queensland Theatre initiative 2017.