Possum Magic

14 June 9.30am & 11.30am* and 15 June 9.30am, 11.30am & 3pm
Running time 50 min
$25 - $28 (Groups 10+ $22 each)
For wheelchair accessible seats and group bookings of 10+ please call 6488 2440 Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm.
University Theatres & Monkey Baa Presents
Possum Magic
* Saturday 11.30am and 3pm SOLD OUT * 
A brand new stage adaption of a magical Australian classic.

Possum Magic | Octagon Theatre 14 & 15 June


For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia. 

Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again. 

One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers...this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food…people food. 

Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again. 

Joined by an extraordinary creative team, Monkey Baa brings to life the characters, journey and love that has made Possum Magic the most-loved and best-selling Australian picture book of all time. Don't miss this amazing show at the Octagon Theatre, UWA. Make the most of your day out by joining in all the FREE activities for little possums and exploring the beautiful UWA campus.

This performance is great for patrons aged 3+. 

Please note this performance contains theatrical smoke and haze.

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. 

*AUSLAN Relaxed Performance: 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 11:30am on Friday 14 June. 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.

Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare and Sandra Eldridge
Directed by Sandra Eldridge
Text copyright © Mem Fox 1983
Illustrations copyright © Julie Vivas 1983