Theatre Emily Eyefinger

June 10th, 2011


Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People presents ‘Emily Eyefinger’ adapted for the stage from the popular series by Duncan Ball.  Suitable for ages 5+

  • Opens 9th July 2011
  • Sydney 11 – 16 July (2011 School holidays)
  • Touring regional centres till 26 August 2011 (see below)

Cast: Christopher Childs-Maidment, Sandra Eldridge, Douglas Hansell, Dannielle Jackson, Tim McGarry
Directed by John Saunders
Designer: Mark Thompson
Lighting Designer: Martin Kinnane

Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, Sydney Season 11-16 July, 2011

Am I Emily because of my eyefinger, or am I Emily because of me?

The talented Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People team have done it again – they’ve taken another much-loved Australian children’s story and turned it into an enchanting new stage production, opening at the Seymour Centre in the July School Holidays. This time it’s the classic Australian series, Emily Eyefinger, by the multi-award winning children’s author, Duncan Ball, that has been adapted for the stage.
Emily Eyefinger is the story of a gifted young girl accepting her differences and finding peace within herself. Emily was born with an extraordinary gift – an eye on the end of her finger which means, for Emily, an adventure is around every corner. Yet despite her gift Emily struggles with being different. It’s not long before she is contemplating life without her special eye – and even considers surgical removal! As she ponders her dilemma, Emily and her best friend Malcolm embark on a huge adventure – solving the mystery of the Tomb of Tutenkamouse!
The cast includes two of Monkey Baa’s Co-founders and Creative Directors, Sandra Eldridge (Memory of Water, Sprung, Worry Warts) and Tim McGarry (I am Jack, Worry Warts, Hitler’s Daughter), along with Dannielle Jackson as Emily (Snow On Mars (Syd Fest), An Italian Straw Hat (ECTC), Hamlet (New Theatre)), Douglas Hansell (Actors At Work (Bell Shakespeare), Oedipus Rex (Syd Fest), The Importance of Being Earnest (Darlinghurst Theatre)) and Christopher Childs-Maidment (Henry VI (Nepean), The Nutcracker (Free Association)).
The running time is approx 60 minutes. Please see below for tour dates and locations. <>
Seymour Centre Season Details
Season Dates:  11 – 16 July (School holidays)
Location:  York Theatre, Seymour Centre, Cnr City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
Time: 9 July at 6.30pm (opening), 11 to 15 July at 10.30am and 12.30pm, 16 July at 12.30pm and 6.30pm
Running time:  60 mins
Age: 5+
Bookings: <> or (02) 9351 7940
 Emily Eyefinger Tour details
Wagga Civic Theatre: 26 – 27 July
Griffith Regional Theatre: 28 – 29 July
Riverside Theatres Parramatta: 2 – 5 August
Joan Sutherland PAC Penrith: 6 – 9 August
Orange Civic Theatre: 11 – 12 August
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre: 15 – 16 August
Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour: 18 – 19 August
Arts Centre Melbourne: 23 – 26 August

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