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Family & Kids

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 - Stars Cafe Open 4:30pm l Show Starts 6:00PM (Public)
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 - 10:30am (Schools)
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 - 1:00pm (Schools)
All Tickets $12.00
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Ipswich Civic Centre 38-50 Nicholas St, Ipswich, QLD 4305

Emily Eyefinger is the story of adventurous heroine, Emily, who was born with an extraordinary gift, an eye on the end of her finger.  But Emily has a dilemma.  “Am I Emily because of my eyefinger or am I Emily because of me?”

Emily struggles with being different, and confiding in her best friend Malcolm, beings to contemplate life without her eyefinger, even considering surgical removal!  Meanwhile, Emily embarks on her biggest adventure yet.   With her Great Aunt Olympia, Emily heads into a deepest darkest jungle where she foils a kidnapping attempt by the evil Arthur Crim and solves the mystery of the Ancient Caves of Tutenkamouse.

With the help of those around her, Emily eventually finds pride in her ‘bit of difference’ and acknowledges that sometimes it’s better to leave things just as they are.  A light-hearted joyous work with resonating themes of identity, respect and friendship.

Suitable for children 5-10 years.

Running Time: 55 Minutes


Dannielle Jackson – Emily

Sandra Eldridge – Aunt Olympia

Christopher Tomkinson – Arthur Crim

Mark Dessaix – Malcolm Mousefinder

Keith Agius – Profesor Mousefinder / Doug

Produced by award ‐winning Monkey Baa Theatre Company (Previous touring shows include Thursday’s Child, The Bugalugs Bum Thief)

Adapted from the popular series of books by Duncan Ball (Writer of the Selby children’s books)

Emily Eyefinger is a light‐hearted joyous work with resonating themes of identity, respect, self worth and friendship.

It’s 60 minutes of pure entertainment that ignites children’s minds and imagination – there are plenty of ooohhhs and ahhhs – the audience is treated to engaging storytelling and are taken on a fun and captivating adventure – it is for the whole family!

Preshow Information

Thank you for purchasing your tickets and we look forward to seeing you at the Ipswich Civic Centre for one of the upcoming performance of Emily Eyefinger 2013 ” This promises to be another fantastic performance at the Ipswich Civic Centre.


We thought the following information might come in handy when planning for your visit:

  • Performance is being held On Tuesday 29th October 2013
  • The performance will be held in the George Hogg Auditorium (Main Level of the Civic Centre) starting at 6:00pm
  • Stars Cafe Bar will be open on the Terrace from 4:30pm to the show start time (Main level)
  • Doors to each performance will open 30 minutes prior to show start time.
  • Please be advised that late arrivals will have to wait outside the auditorium for an appropriate break in the performance to be seated.
  • Please note that whilst there is EFTPOS services for purchases at the Stars Café Bar there is NO “Cash Out” facilities in the Venue.


Just so you can be prepared for how the performance is scheduled to unfold I have included a brief run sheet for you below:

  • Performance Duration is scheduled for 55 Mins (please note approx. times only)
  • Doors Open – 30 Minutes Prior to each performance
  • No Interval
  • Please note food and drinks purchased from the Stars Cafe Bar can be taken into the show however we do ask that you switch any glassware to the plastic ware provided at the doors.
  • Please note that use of Personal Cameras, Professional Photography, Flash Photography or Videoing is not allowed inside the Auditorium.


This show is presented in the Raised Seating Plan - each of your tickets is marked with either Stalls or Raised Stalls, both Stalls & Raised Stalls ticket will be ushered through the doors on the main level. Please note that a lift is now available to make your way around the venue a little easier.


If you have pre purchased your tickets within 7 days of the performance and not received them in the mail then please see the Box Office on the night for collection of tickets.

Unless a show is marked Sold Out on the Website there will be tickets available at the door for purchase.

Stars Café Bar:

The Stars Café Bar will be open from 4:30pm and we will have part of our New Menu available and prepared Fresh by our Chef with all of the options being priced at a very reasonable range as well as Hot and Cold Beverages' available.

Chips                                                     $4.50

Greek Salad                                        $7.50

Fish and Chips`                                  $9.50

Chicken Nuggets and Chips         $9.50

(EFTPOS facilities are available - No cash out) Stars Café Bar will not be open Post Show.


There is full on street parking available on Limestone, Nicholas and South Streets Ipswich and after hours off-street parking is available at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich (Council car park) and in Foote Lane (Council Car Park). There is also a drop off zone located just outside the entrance of the Civic Centre on Nicholas Street.

Getting Here:

For more information to help you in “Getting Here” then please see our website:

Special Needs:

If you have any special requirements for your seating or require a hearing loop please ensure you liaise with the Box Office staff upon arrival and we would be more than happy to assist.

On The Night:

If you need assistance or have ticketing enquiries on the night of a show the Box Office is open from 1 hour prior to the show until 15 minutes after the commencement of the show, if you need to call the Ipswich Civic Centre on the night of a performance then please call (07) 3810 7751.

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