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The Owl and the Pussycat

Concept Alicia Cush and Penny Challen

Composer  Lisa Cheney 
Writer/Librettist  Kathryn Marquet 
Director  Bridget Boyle 
Designer Penny Challen 
Creative Producer  Alicia Cush 
Lighting Designer Geoff Squires 
Musical Director Luke Volker 

Little Match Productions' The Owl and the Pussycat  is an enchanting and intimate opera for children, based on Edward Lear’s beloved poem.  Created specifically for children 4-10 years, this interactive journey inspires, educates and enthrals by inviting children, alongside their families, carers and teachers, to help our loveable couple reach their destination. 

This national collaboration of female artists and arts professionals, including Penny Challen (Opera Q Project Puccini), Alicia Cush (Opera Q, Circa), Kathryn Marquet (La Boite, QTC, Pale Blue Dot), Bridget Boyle (debase productions) and Lisa Cheney (Making Waves, MSO, TSO), has created a landmark musical work for children that encourages imaginative thought, uses tactile learning, and explores the universal themes of love, harmony and acceptance.

The Owl & The Pussycat premiered on Surfers Paradise beach as part of Festival 2018. 

Nominated for 4 Matilda Awards including Best Composition and Best Actress   
WINNER  - Best Supporting Actor  - Jackson McGovern   
WINNER - Best Costume Design - Penny Challen

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