Footlights & Booklights

Footlights & Booklights

5 Episodes

Join us for kids story time as artists from our stages read your favourite Australian storybooks.

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  • Zindzi Okenyo reads Sidney Opera Mouse | Footlights & Booklights

    Episode 1

    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...

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

    Episode 2

    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...

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

    Episode 3

    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...

  • Hunter Page-Lochard reads Edward the Emu | Footlights & Booklights

    Episode 4

    Enjoy the breathtaking view from the iconic Taronga Zoo with Australian actor and TV presenter Hunter Page-Lochard as he reads the story of Edward the Emu.

    Tired of his life as an emu, Edward decides to try being something else for a change. But he soon discovers that being who you are is always...

  • The Umbilical Brothers read The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears

    Episode 5

    Join Australia’s favourite comedy duo, the Umbilical Brothers as they read ‘The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears’ written by Alastair Chisholm and illustrated by Jez Tuya.
    Jamie settles down for a story at bedtime with his dad. His imaginative interjections turn the traditional fa...