Edward the Emu

Next date: Monday, 13 June 2022 | 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM


 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


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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 he’s been replaced by the rather wonderful Edwina the Emu!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! 



Two matinee shows for Edward the Emu will be performed on Tuesday 14 June at 10am and 12 midday.

Bookings for these performances are now open.
To make a school group booking, please read this fact sheet and submit this online form or download this pdf. If you require assistance, please contact the Box Office on 4927 4111.
Admission to the schools shows are $11 for students in a school group, $15 for accompanying adults. See the fact sheet for more details. 

Limited seating is available for the general public for the matinee shows. Please contact the Box Office direct on 4927 4111 for details.

Teachers are encouraged to use the Education Kits to make the most of their visit to Edward the Emu.





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 2022




  • Monday, 13 June 2022 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022 | 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


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