• Josephine Wants to Dance

  • Date:

    Monday 17th September
    to Tuesday 18th September
    Mon 17 Sep 6pm, Tues 18 Sep 10am & 12pm
  • PRICE:

    $18.00 or $25.00


    Approx 45 mins

    Entertainment Centre
    Box Office: 1300 788 503
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  • Category: Childrens
Josephine Wants to Dance Poster

A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production

Josephine Wants to Dance

Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre 2018 Season

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

From the award-winning duo 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.

Watch a fun trailer from the show here

“Monkey Baa writers Eva Di Cesare, Sandie Eldridge and Tim McGarry are dab hands at adapting books for young audiences.” Deborah Jones, The Australian

“Monkey Baa isn’t just about putting good books on stage. They show kids how ideas and characters can be translated from one artform to another. They take them on an adventure of the mind and spirit.” Jackie French

Written by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry
Director Jonathan Biggins
Composer Phillip Scott
Choreographer Tim Harbour, The Australian Ballet


Student Group 8+/Conc*: $18
Regular: $25 (includes single children/students)

*Concession refers to Pensioner Concession Card and Seniors Card holders only. Single children/students will be charged the regular price of $25.


Counter Sales: no transaction fee
Online Bookings: $1 per transaction
Telephone Bookings: $5.50 per transaction
Postage (if required): $4.50 per order


Our Encore Café & Bar will be open for drinks and snacks before and after the show.

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RUNNING TIME (subject to change)

Approximately 45 mins (no interval)


Ages 4+. Some fog/smoke effects.

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