Performance dates & times

Saturday 12 May
2:00 PM, 4:00 PM
Sunday 13 May
11:00 AM, 2:00 PM

Running Time 1 hour (no interval)

Price range


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Ruby is seven… and three quarters. She is everything a little girl should be: brazen, hopeful and bright-eyed. But unlike most girls her age, Ruby is confined to a hospital bed.

Ruby may not believe in fairytales, but she certainly believes in wishes. When she is visited by Dot, a tongue-tied clown doctor, Ruby finds a way to use her greatest asset: her imagination. As the pair form an unlikely friendship, the sterile hospital room becomes a fantasy wonderland of mop monsters, pillow clouds and imaginary paper friend – a place where only a tip truck worth of chocolate mousse can crush the bedroom baddies!

Ruby’s Wish is a pocket-sized bundle of charm for children aged 7 and up. With exquisite puppetry, comedy, animation, beatboxing and clowning, this beautiful production proves there is no harm in believing.

Image Credit: Rupert Reid


Holly Austin, Adriano Cappelletta & Kate Sherman


Holly Austin
Holly Austin, Adriano Cappelletta & Jo Turner
Jo Turner
Set & Costume Designer
Pip Runciman
Lighting Designer
Verity Hampson
Puppetry Director
Alice Osborne
Composer & Sound Designer
Steve Francis
Tim Watts
Original Puppets
Erth Visual & Physical Inc.
Interactive Designer
Annie McKinnon
MakeBELIEVE Productions & Cubbyhouse Co.

  • MakeBELIEVE Productions

  • Cubbyhouse & Co