Josephine Wants to Dance

20 July, 10am & 12:30pm
45m
$22 - $28
For wheelchair accessible seats and group bookings of 10+ please call 6488 2440 Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm.
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University Theatres present a Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production
Josephine Wants to Dance

Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

A story about dreams, believing in yourself... and a dancing kangaroo.

From the award-winning team behind Diary of a Wombat comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you'll never forget. Josephine is a kangaroo – who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don't dance, they hop – but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air. 

When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there is another way to dance – ballet. As the ballet company prepares to perform, Josephine sneaks into town to peer through the window as the dancers rehearse, watching for hours and hours as they perfect their routine. Then Josephine goes home and practices all night, all alone, until she knows the dance by heart. She spun, she swirled and pirouetted dreams… and at the end she always curtsied. She desperately wanted to dance like the ballerinas in pink tutus and silk ballet shoes! 

On the day of the first performance the ballet company was in trouble: the prima ballerina twisted her ankle and the understudy had a splinter in her toe! Who could dance the lead role? Who else could leap that high? Josephine's talents are called upon to help save the day. Can she do it, and more importantly, does it matter that she's a kangaroo? 

A delightfully funny tale that looks at the importance of believing in yourself and realising your dreams. 

Josephine Wants To Dance - Octagon Theatre 20 July

Please note: This performance is great for patrons aged 4+. Children aged 2 and over will need a ticket to attend this performance. Children aged under 2 do not require a ticket, but will need to sit in an adult's lap for the duration of the show.

Concessions include full time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 3-16 years.

Relaxed Performance @ 12:30pm:

Some young people might be easily scared, have a learning disability or just find it hard to follow theatre conventions. They’re especially welcome at 12:30pm on Friday 20 July. Lights remain low, loud noises are softened and they can leave and enter at any time. This performance will be AUSLAN interpreted. To ensure you have a suitable seat for this performance, please email info@ticketsWA.com. Get more information on what to expect at a relaxed performance, here.

Artist credits: 

Adapted by - Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry 
Director - Jonathan Biggins 
Composer - Philip Scott 
Choreographer - Tim Harbour (courtesy of the Australian Ballet) 
Designer - James Browne 
Lighting designer - Emma Lockhart-Wilson 
 
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