Horrible Harriet on Stage


The Arts Centre have just announced their latest family show- Horrible Harriet. We are big fans of Leigh Hobbs' books so I'm sure this show will be a hit with my crew. Here's all the details of the upcoming show, including an Auslan interpreted session and a relaxed session, love the inclusive program! 

Australian Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs’ humorous tale of a wicked, wild and wonderful girl will be brought to life inHorrible Harriet at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse from 27 - 30 September as part of a national tour. Families are invited to join Harriet's search for identity and friendship, with songs, humour and mischievous fun.

Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. She doesn’t see eye to eye with the other children but really wants a friend. When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet finally meets someone who understands her. But then Mr Chicken arrives to disrupt the whole show.

Horrible Harriet is the work of CDP Kids Productions, the team behind the hit stage shows The 13, 26, and 52-Storey Treehouses, The Gruffalo and Mr Stink.


Leigh Hobbs, is a best-selling author of more than 20 books, including the iconic Old Tom, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris and Horrible Harriet. He is an artist who works across a range of mediums, as well as writing and illustrating his children's books.

Hobbs is the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2016-17 and his books have won every major children’s choice award. He has been shortlisted three times for the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award.


Arts Centre Melbourne presents a CDP Kids production Horrible Harriet
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
27-30 September 2017

Auslan interpreted performance: Friday 29 September, 3pm

Relaxed performance: Thursday 28 September, 12pm

Recommended for ages 3-8Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Book: artscentremelbourne.com.au or 1300 182 183


Images thanks to Arts Centre Melbourne.