Platypus in Boots Rachel Drury
Platypus in Boots

A fun-filled  festive adventure for 3 to 5 year olds


Dear Family


I've arrived safe and sound in Scotland and am looking forward to a wonderful winter holiday! I've even bought some tartan boots to fit in! Wish you were here x


Sydney the Platypus has travelled all the way from Australia to visit Glasgow in the hope of seeing snow for the first time. But it’s not easy being a jet-lagged tourist, especially when you look a little different and can’t understand the local lingo.


All in all he’s a bit of a fish out of water, in desperate need of some friends. Help Sydney make his holiday one to remember as he gets to know Scotland and explores the sights in style; from the top of the Glasgow Tour Bus!


Created specially for 3 to 5 year olds, Platypus in Boots is a fun-filled festive  mix of music, comedy and puppets, based on the misunderstandings that can come from words. With a host of Glasgow characters, snowball fights and a Brussels Sprout Von Trapp sing-along, it’s Christmas fun, but not quite as we know it…



Music Rachel Drury   Words Martin O'Connor

Music Director & Pianist Laura Baxter 

Director Lissa Lorenzo   Set Designer Jim Cursiter

Props & Costume Designer Trish Kenny

Performed by Sioned Gwen Davies#, Sarah Power# & Steven Rae

#Scottish Opera Emerging Artist



Platypus in Boots was performed at: 


Scottish Opera's Production Studios, Glasgow

Wed 27 Nov - Sun 1 Dec 2013


Lochgelly Centre, Fife

Fri 6 & Sat 7 Dec 2013


The Beacon, Greenock

Mon 9 & Tue 10 Dec 2013


Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 11 Dec 2013


Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock

Sun 15 Dec 2013


Tolbooth, Stirling

Thu 19 Dec 2013 


 Supported by Scottish Opera's Education Angels