Marian St Theatre for Young People

Pearlie in the Park  

by Wendy Harmer

with music by Phillip Scott

Thank you to everyone who attended this magical production of Pearlie in the Park with us in the July school holidays. We can't wait to bring our next show, the Velveteen Rabbit to the stage in the October holidays.

Pearlie is the best park fairy in the city! She keeps everyone happy in Jubilee Park – Mrs Duck and her ducklings, Brush and Sugar Possum, the singing Frogs and Sulky and Silky the spiders. But one day she wakes up to find everything topsy-turvy. Hurly-burly Pearlie! What can have gone wrong! Could those naughty rats Scrag and Mr Flea have something to do with it? It’s up to Pearlie to find out and put everything right for her favourite animals, who are all very upset! Just when she’s got all that sorted, she hears a cry,” Mama! Mama!” What now? See what ensues as Pearlie and the park gang entertain a very special guest.

Wendy Harmer is an author, children’s writer, comedian, television personality and is co-host of ABC 702 Sydney’s Breakfast radio program.

Composer Phillip Scott, best known for his work on the Wharf Revue and with the ABC, brings the musical magic to this joyful production.

A delightfully funny urban fairy-tale, Pearlie in the Park is brought to life by the talented young performers of Marian Street Theatre for Young People, directed by MSTYP’s Artistic Director Margie McCrae.

Set design is by Derrick Cox, lighting design by Grant Fraser and costume design by Sarah Chelkowski. Musical direction is by Andrew Chessher and movement direction by Peter Blackburn.

Venue:                       Knox Cultural Centre, located near Borambil St., Pacific Highway, Wahroonga

Season:                     Saturday 7 July - Saturday 21 July (no Sunday performances)

Times:                       10.30am and 1pm (1pm only on Saturdays)

Prices:                       Children $22; Adults $27; Families of four $85; Groups of 10 or more $19 p.h

Bookings:                  Book here or call 1800 068 849 (phone booking fees apply)

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Marian Street Theatre for Young People in a joint venture with Knox Grammar.

How to get there?

Free parking is available on site at the Knox Cultural Centre via Borambil Street, or you can find the auditorium a short walk from Warrawee train station.


Turn into Borambil Street from the Pacific Highway - follow it a short distance to Gate 3, Borambil Street Carpark. Once parked, follow the signs a short distance to the auditorium.


Come to the top of the stairs at Warrawee Train Station. Turn right and walk the short distance across the train overpass to the road (this is Borambil Street). Turn right and follow the road a short distance to Gate 2 on the corner. Follow the signs around to the Knox auditorium.

Coach (for vacation care and OOSH groups)

Drop off at the Chapel Gate on Borambil Avenue (see signs).

Accessible parking

Accessible drop point is at the Chapel Gate - no steps, 30m from accessible drop point to foyer. If driver needs accessible parking, street parking on Borambil Street is the best option and enter via the chapel gate. Parking in the underground carpark on Borambil Street has got a short flight of stairs between the car park and the theatre foyer (approx 10 steps up). For more information, or for specific requests, please call the MSTYP office 9411 1800.

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