Two award-winning and super popular kids’ books have been adapted into fabulous stage shows, and they’re coming to The Art House this Feb and March! Book yourself a seat to see Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Smeds and The Smoos and Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man: The Musical! These tickets won’t hang around long.

The Smeds and The Smoos at The Art House


Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning children’s picture book The Smeds and The Smoos has been adapted into a stage show, and it’s playing at The Art House this February.

First developed in London and now hitting Australia’s shores for the first time, The Smeds and The Smoos tells the story of two rival groups of aliens living on a far-off planet. When a young Smed and Smoo fall in love and zoom off into space together, their families need to work together and embark on a galactic mission to get them back.

Fans of stage shows The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom will delight in this latest show from CDP and Tall Stories, who have become incredibly good at taking our favourite five-minute bedtime stories and stretching them into live plays.

In The Smeds and The Smoos, audiences are kept well engaged by their inclusion of music, songs, puppetry and the many pantomime moments where kids are encouraged to point, laugh and offer direction. The props are basic, big and bright, and the use of narrators is a nice nod to the show’s beginnings as a bedtime story.

Know the book or seen the ABC kids animation? You’ll love it! Don’t know the book? We’re confident you’ll love it too.

The Smeds and The Smoos
Age group:
 Kids aged 4+ (and their adults).
Show duration: 55 minutes, no interval
Show times: Mon 26 Feb 2024 – 6PM | Tue 27 Feb 2024 – 10AM (SCHOOL GROUPS PERFORMANCE) | Tue 27 Feb 2024 – 12:30PM (SCHOOL GROUPS PERFORMANCE).
Tickets: Adult: $25 | Encore Members: $20 | Child Under 12: $20 | Family (1A & 3C or 2A & 2C): $75 | School Groups: $15.
Where: The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong.
Phone: 4335 1485
Website: https://www.thearthousewyong.com.au/


Dog Man: The Musical at The Art House


If you have a kid in primary school, we bet your bottom dollar they’re familiar with Captain Underpants and Dog Man. Both are characters created by children’s author/illustrator Dav Pilkey for his award-winning series of the same names. And now Dog Man is leaping from the page and onto the stage in this musical adaptation of his series.

The premise is funny and ridiculous… Dog Man has the head of a dog and the body of a policeman! He loves to fight crime, chew the furniture and fight Petey – the world’s most evil cat. Can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? You best get tickets to find out!

Like the books, this show is wacky, silly, bold and fun. It’s creative and imaginative and completely aligned with primary school humour. Grab yourself a seat and get ready for a laugh.


Dog Man: The Musical
Age group:
 Kids aged 6+ (and their adults).
Show duration: 65 minutes, no interval
Show times: Fri 15 Mar 2024 – 10AM (SCHOOL GROUPS PERFORMANCE) | Fri 15 Mar 2024 – 12:30PM (SCHOOL GROUPS PERFORMANCE) | Fri 15 Mar 2024 – 6PM.
Tickets: Adult: $25 | Encore Members: $20 | Child Under 12: $20 | Family (1A & 3C or 2A & 2C): $75 | School Groups: $15.
Where: The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong.
Phone: 4335 1485
Website: https://www.thearthousewyong.com.au/

This feature was created in partnership with The Art House


Written By: KATIE STOKES

Founder & Editor

After working in print and online media for more than a decade, Katie launched Playing in Puddles in 2017. A mum of two young boys and local of the Central Coast, Katie loves discovering and sharing all that’s happening in our region.