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Emily Brown and the Thing

Emily Brown and the Thing leaps off the page in this imaginative adaptation of the much-loved book at QPAC in Brisbane. Kids in Brisbane will love the original music, beautiful puppetry, physical storytelling and lots of comedy, Emily Brown and the Thing is coming to QPAC 12 to 23 Dec.  Perfect for the school holidays!

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Something MONSTROUS is keeping Emily Brown awake...

One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley find a Thing crying outside their window. He has lost his cuddly and absolutely can’t get to sleep without it. Emily and Stanley bravely set off into the Dark and Scary Wood in search of the missing cuddly but on their return, they find that the Thing can’t sleep without hot milk or his tickly cough medicine. The question is: what is really troubling the Thing – and will anyone ever get to sleep?

Parents and children, the world over will recognise the bizarre excuses a child makes to keep the light on at bedtime. Emily Brown and the Thing demonstrates the importance of talking with children and finding out what is really going on in their complex imaginations.

Tall Stories (creators of The Gruffalo and The Snail and the Whale stage shows) are delighted to bring to Brisbane their highly acclaimed production Emily Brown and the Thing, an imaginative adaptation of the much-loved book by the award-winning duo Cressida Cowell (author of How to Train Your Dragon) and Neal Layton.

Following a sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this enchanting show is sure to delight the youngest members of the audience in the first presentation of its work in Queensland. Audiences aged 3 to 103 can follow Emily Brown and her rabbit Stanley on their magical adventures to help the ‘Thing’ get to sleep. Don’t miss this tale of bravery and adventure told through original music, beautiful puppetry, physical storytelling and lots of comedy.

"A brilliant show: funny, touching, and completely satisfying.”
Edinburgh Guide

Showing between 12 – 23 December 2017

At The Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

Age Recommendation: 3 Years +

55min Duration (no interval)

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