Award-winning UK author Cressida Cowell’s heart-warming tale Emily Brown and The Thing will be brought to life at Arts Centre Melbourne Fairfax Studio this summer from 3 – 14 January, 2018. Little ones aged three and above and their grown-ups are invited to experience UK theatre company Tall Stories’ highly acclaimed and imaginative adaptation of the much-loved book by Cowell (author of How to Train Your Dragon) and illustrator Neal Layton.

Created in Tall Stories’ unique style, and told with original music, puppetry, physical storytelling and lots of comedy, Emily Brown and the Thing is a fantastic tale of derring-do for everyone aged three to 103. The fun production heads to Melbourne after a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and a UK tour.

The story follows an irrepressible little girl called Emily who with her old grey rabbit, Stanley, find a “Thing” crying outside their window. He has lost his cuddly and absolutely cannot get to sleep without it. In this warm-hearted and witty take on a classic theme – being scared of the dark – they embark on a series of adventures to find everything The Thing needs for a good night’s sleep.

3 – 14 January, 2018
Recommended for children 3 +
Book at or 1300 182183