CancelledEdward the Emu

This event has been cancelled as a safety precaution in response to COVID-19. We will continue to communicate and advise when we have further information on future events. All tickets will be refunded in date order of the shows. For more information about our cancellations process, visit:


Rockhampton Regional Council presents

A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production


Based on the picture books by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement.

Written for the stage by Eva Di Cesare

Directed by Eva Di Cesare



There are plenty of seats available for Thursday 18 June at 6.30pm performance.

SCHOOL GROUP BOOKINGS: The two daytime performances (Friday 19 June at 10am and midday) are now  fully booked for school groups. If you would like to be on a waiting list please phone the Box Office on 4927 4111.

GENERAL PUBLIC: There are some seats available for general public on Friday 19 June (10am and 12 midday). To book, phone the Box Office on 4927 4111. These performances 

Edward is bored with his lot. Being the only emu at the zoo has left him feeling glum and under the impression that the grass is greener in everyone else’s enclosure. Maybe being a seal, or a lion, or a snake might be a better option in life for a lonely bird? Convinced that the other creatures are more popular, Edward breaks ranks and goes to find the fun.

Meanwhile the keepers are in hot pursuit, hunting high and low to relocate their crowd-pleasing, much-loved feathered attraction. Edward stays one step ahead until he’s ready to head home; concluding that being an emu might be just right after all. Back at HIS pen, a very shocking but welcome surprise awaits... he’s been replaced by the rather wonderful Edwina the Emu!

The award-winning Monkey Baa team brings to the stage the classic Australian tale of two emus searching for their identity. The emus’ journey of hilarity and tenderness leads them to discover that the best thing you can be is …. you! 




Ticket transaction fees may apply to purchases. Fees are based on your method of payment, delivery and the specific event you are attending.

EITHER a fee of $5.40 per transaction will apply for a booking made with the box office by telephone
OR a fee of $1.65 per ticket will apply for tickets purchased online.

Delivery charges if applicable are detailed at Check-Out.

Cash sales in person at the Box Office will not incur transaction fees.

These fees are current until 30 June 2020



When (All dates cancelled)

  • Thursday, 18 June 2020 | 06:30 PM
  • Friday, 19 June 2020 | 10:00 AM
  • Friday, 19 June 2020 | 12:00 PM


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