Grug and the Rainbow live on stage

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Fri 22 September 2017

6 mins

If you grew up in the 80s, chances are you read Grug picture books. The hairy little hero who fell from the top of a Burrawang tree, and had the coolest underground house, is now a live theatre production.

Sam Haren, director of the Windmill Theatre Company’s Production of Grug and the Rainbow talks about what it was like recreating a world he loved as a child.

To find out more about Grug and the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, check out their website.

For more tour dates around Australia see the Windmill Theatre Company’s listing.

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