GPAC’s Love Central Geelong Family Magic Program returns in 2017 bigger and better than ever.

Each production comes to GPAC for two performances on one action packed day. Mark the dates in your diary and set aside some time for fun and lively entertainment for the whole family.

 

Tickets are $22 each or $20 in groups of 4.

 

DIARY OF A WOMBAT

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now finally this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage. Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Doormats, bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial. Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained! Monkey Baa Director, Eva Di Cesare and a team of revered artists including Puppetry and Movement Director Alice Osborne (War Horse 2012/13), Designer Imogen Ross (Hitler’s Daughter) and accomplished composer/cellist, Oonagh Sherrard use the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story for ages 3+ to the stage. More>

HORRIBLE HARRIET

Look out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She’s wicked, wild and wonderful! Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. Harriet and the other children don’t see eye to eye - but all Harriet really wants is a friend. When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet finally meets someone who understands her. Then Mr Chicken arrives to disrupt the whole show! Fortunately Horrible Harriet knows how to handle him... or does she? The team behind the hit stage productions The 13, 26 and 52-Storey Treehouses, The Gruffalo, and Mr Stink, bring the works of Australian Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs, to life on stage. Join Harriet's search for identity and friendship, with songs, laughs, mischievous fun - and not least Mr Chicken himself! More>

GRUG AND THE RAINBOW

Grug began his life as the grassy top of a Burrawang tree. Fascinated by the world around him and never short of an adventure, now he’s back by popular demand. Embarking on his own epic journey to find a rainbow, it always seems just beyond his grasp. But Grug is full of determination and his adventures are always full of surprises. Featuring exquisite puppetry and more of the gentle storytelling that has delighted audiences around the world, this new show has been especially created for the next generation of our littlest theatregoers (and those who just love Grug). Suitable for ages 1-5 and their families. Duration 35 minutes. More>