Like generations before me I grew up on the story of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. I was excited to hear this classic Australian story has been adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry. Currently on a national tour, it will make its way to Arts Centre Melbourne from 17 to 25 September.
May Gibbs’ “Gumnut Babies” celebrates its 100th anniversary since its was published in 1916. Snugglepot and Cuddlepie hasn’t been out of print since it was first publication in 1918.
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are on a journey to see a human. During their travels to the big city they meet friends and enemies including Professor Kookaburra, Mrs Fantail, Mr Lizard, Mr Frog, Mrs Snake, Mr Possum and, of course, Little Ragged Blossom.
Will Snugglepot and Cuddlepie avoid falling victim to the Big Bad Banksia Man?
Starring Nicholas Hiatt, Lucy Goleby, Jake Lyall and Thomas Pidd. It will directed by Susanna Dowling.
This production of Snuggleput and Cuddlepie – Live on Stage will introduce a new generation of children of the stories of the Gumnut babies.