Footlights & Booklights

Footlights & Booklights

Join us for storytime as artists from our stages read aloud your favourite Australian storybooks.

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  • Pia Miranda reads Bin Chicken | Footlights & Booklights

    Join Australian actress and Survivor contestant Pia Miranda as she reads this quintessential Australian story about one of the great survivors of the sky - the Ibis - aka Bin Chicken.

    By Jol Temple and Kate Temple. Illustrations Ronojoy Ghosh

    Created by Sydney Opera House as part of New Work No...

  • Michael Caton reads Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge | Footlights & Booklights

    Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge lives next door to a nursing home and knows all of the people who live there. When he hears that his favourite neighbour, Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper is losing her memory he sets out to help her get it back. But first he needs to find what a memory is…

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  • Adam Briggs reads Our Home Our Heartbeat | Footlights & Booklights

    Our Home, Our Heartbeat read by Briggs, adapted from his hit song 'The Children Came Back', listen to the multi-talented Briggs read his debut children’s book 'Our Home, Our Heartbeat'. Featuring past and present Indigenous legends, this book is a joyous celebration of the oldest continuous cultu...

  • Justine Clarke reads Diary of a Wombat | Footlights & Booklights

    Meet the naughtiest wombat in Australia as homegrown queen of children’s entertainment Justine Clarke reads the award-winning picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Join us for storytime as artists from our stages read aloud your favourite Australian storybooks in our series, Footlights...

  • Zindzi Okenyo reads Sidney Opera Mouse | Footlights & Booklights

    Zindzi Okenyo reads Sidney Opera Mouse written by Graham Hosking and illustrated by Inky Stone, with special thanks to Sydney Opera House Major Partner – Mastercard®. Sidney is a little mouse who dreams of becoming a singer. Except there’s a little problem – he’s stuck in a pet shop. Can Sidney e...