Magic Beach

CDP Kids
A play by Finegan Kruckemeyer. Based on the book by Alison Lester.

At our beach, at our magic beach…

Every year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. This isn’t just any beach – it’s Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different. As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind?

Alison Lester AM’s classic book comes to life on stage in a wonderful world of text, song, light, shadow and movement for children aged 3-8 and their adults. From the team behind The Gruffalo and The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- and 91-Storey Treehouses, this new Australian adaptation from multi-award winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of the power of the imagination and the differences that make every child special.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and CDP Kids


Book Author / Adaptation Consultant: Alison Lester
Playwright / Adaptor: Finegan Kruckemeyer
Director: Liesel Badorrek
Set/Costume/Puppet Designer: Isla Shaw
Composer/Sound Designer: Gail Priest
Lighting Designer: Nicholas Higgins


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Watch Alison Lester read Magic Beach on Magic Beach! 

Watch Author Alison Lester read a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Magic Beach at Magic Beach on her Facebook page.

It’s a very special reading.

Watch CDP content online! 

CDP have launched a new site to help you keep your kids entertained at home!

Here you’ll find behind the scenes videos and lots of things to do, make and share.

New content will be added regularly, explore CDP Digital by clicking the button below.

I’m hungry! 

Don’t get caught on the hop. Pre-order a HOTA Kid’s Lunch Box and keep everyone happy. For just $12 we’ll package up a sandwich, cheese and cracker pack, mini muffin and water or juice.

Add it to your order when booking your ticket to the show and collect from the HOTA Café on the day. Easy.

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