The State Library of NSW will present its first ever theatrical performance for children when a new original show — Incredibilia — takes centre stage from 12 to 26 May. 

Inspired by the works of award-winning Australian author and poet Libby Hathorn  and adapted by acclaimed theatre-maker Kim Carpenter (of Theatre of Image), the  immersive experience also features music by one-man-band Peter Kennard. 

Photoshoot based on stories by Libby Hathorn Incredibilia

According to State Librarian Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon: “The Library is thrilled to see  the wonderful works of much-loved children’s author Libby Hathorn come to life  through puppetry in this new show designed for kids and families. Incredibilia is the  perfect opportunity for young visitors to discover the magic of this Library and the joy  books can bring.” 

Incredibilia tells the story of two intrepid best friends as they embark on an imaginative  journey — across super-hot deserts, into spooky cities, through exotic gardens and on a  trip over the moon — to discover the true meaning of connection. 

This Australian work celebrates the imagination through inventive storytelling, the joy of  creative play with music, song and curious objects, magically brought to life by two  outstanding multi-talented musical performers Manon Gunderson-Briggs  (Come From Away, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical) and Fabio Jaconelli (Falsettos). 

This heart-warming performance is a celebration of family, friendship, and the warmth  and comfort of home. 


When: 12 – 26 May 2024 

Times: Weekday performances at 10.30 am and 12.30 pm  

Weekend performances at 11 am and 1 pm 

Where: State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney, 2000 Tickets: School groups: $27 Concession/Friends: $30 General admission: $35


Suitable for: 5–10 years old (School Years: K–4)