Emily Eyefinger takes to the stage

Do you like to read the book before you see the film or the other way around? What about your kids? Children can be excited to see a much-loved story come to life or, if they haven’t read it first, can be inspired to pick up books after seeing stage productions or movies. I can think of a handful of good examples from the past year or so – Charlie & Lola at the Sydney Opera House, the hilarious movie versions of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the spectacular Where the Wild Things Are and the funny (and a little bit scary) stage production, The Gruffalo. A much loved Australian children’s story, Emily Eyefinger, hits the stage these school holidays.

The talented team at Monkey Baa Theatre have adapted the classic Australian series, Emily Eyefinger by Duncan Ball, for the stage. Emily Eyefinger is the story of a young girl with an extraordinary gift – an eye on the end of her finger! This means there’s an adventure around every corner for Emily. Yet despite her gift Emily struggles with being different. While pondering life without her special eye, Emily and her best friend Malcolm are drawn into a huge adventure – solving the mystery of the Tomb of Tutenkamouse!

Emily Eyefinger is playing at the Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, Sydney from July 11-16, 2011. The show runs for one hour and is suitable for children aged five years and over. Tickets are $21 each.

Following the Sydney dates, Emily Eyefinger tours a number of regional centres including Wagga, Orange and Dubbo before finishing at the Arts Centre, Melbourne on August 23-26.

Want to read Emily Eyefinger before you see the show? Find the books by Duncan Ball at Fishpond from $11.99.

Emily Eyefinger

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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