Darling Quarter Theatre~new home of Monkey Baa w-Tim McGarry,Eva di Cesare & Sandra Eldridge

Darling Quarter Theatre~new home of Monkey Baa w-Tim McGarry,Eva di Cesare & Sandra Eldridge

Tim McGarry Creative Director Monkey Baa Theatre with patron Susanne GervayThe Darling Quarter Theatre, opening on May 5, is part of Lend Lease’s new development at Darling Harbour, which includes two eight-storey office towers for the Commonwealth Bank and a giant children’s playground.

The theatre is the only purpose-built performance space for children in Australia and the first major addition to Sydney’s arts infrastructure since Carriageworks, which opened in Redfern in 2007.

The Sydney lord mayor, Clover Moore, said Monkey Baa was one of Australia’s flagship theatre companies and would be a great addition to Sydney’s cultural life.

Monkey Baa is planning four productions this year and hopes to attract 15,000 children and their families to the shows.

The Bugalugs Bum Thief opens on May 5.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/theatre/monkey-business-aims-to-put-bums-on-harbourside-seats-20120417-1x5ne.html#ixzz1sOTOtPSw

Patrons of Monkey Baa Theatre – Jackie French, Morris Gleitzman and Susanne Gervay
Tim McGarry performs Susanne Gervay's 'I AM JACK' Monkey Baa Theatre , The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

Monkey Baa Theatre's FOX, by Margaret Wild & Ron BrooksMonkey Baa Theatre's adaptation of Duncan Ball's Emily Eyefinger
I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

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