Something so fabulous just has to be magic…

Based on the book by Margaret Wild

The guests at Miss Lily’s Tropical Holiday House enjoy relaxing days and cheerful company – and no one needs it more than the lonely Last Potoroo.

When Miss Lily takes to the stage with her fabulous feather boa the timid Potoroo is filled with the feeling that she could do anything, if only the feather boa could be hers. Soon a plan is set in motion with very unexpected consequences.

Rambunctious families of koalas and wombats share the stage with the Potoroo and a dancing crocodile of incomparable glamour in this uplifting story that celebrates kindness, courage, and a little marsupial pride!


Director Michael Barlow

Writer Adapted by Michael Barlow

Designer Iona McAuley

Composer Lee Buddle

Lighting Designer Karen Cook

Puppet Construction Sanjiva Margion, Leon Hendroff, Bryan Woltjen

Production Manager Chad Wetton, Jackson Harrison

History and Performers

2012 In-theatre season, Fremantle
Jacob Lehrer, Katya Shevtsov, Philip Mitchell
2016 In-theatre season, Fremantle
Bec Bradley, Nick Pages-Oliver, Shane Adamczak
2021 In-theatre season, Fremantle
Cezera Critti-Schnaars, Ming Yang Lim, Tristan McInnes


“Miss Lily’s Fabulous Feather Boadraws out such enthusiasm from youngsters that it’s nearly impossible not to get swept up in the magic as an adult”

Perth Arts Live


“…Irreverent and hilarious, the ending literally garners an audible ‘awww.’”– ★★★★

The Australia Times

Creative Learning Activies

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Acknowledgement of Country

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded land on which we work. As we tour our work across these vast lands, we pay our respect to all First Nations elders, past and present. We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community, and thank all First Nations peoples for their wisdom in caring for the land, the sky, the rivers and the sea.