Snugglepot and Cuddlepie come to the stage at Art Centre Melbourne Playhouse

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, those adorably iconic characters from classic Australian children’s literature, are making their stage debut at the Arts Centre Melbourne Playhouse this September.

May Gibbs wrote Gumnut Babies a century ago this year, but Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, published in 1918, is still her best remembered work. Since its publication the book has inspired a love for Australian plants and animals in readers, and it’s never gone out print, selling 20,000 copies a year.

The adaptation follows the two gumnut babies in their mission to see a human. They meet Australian animals along the way – an academic kookaburra, a sneaky snake, a possum and a lizard.

Adapted by Monkey Baa Theatre Company, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie is perfect for kids aged five to 10 years old.

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie is playing at the Arts Centre Melbourne from Saturday 17 September to Sunday 25 September, and tickets start at $26. Go to Arts Centre Melbourne for showtimes and to buy tickets.

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