Lucy (9, but should be played by an older kid/adult)
Tyson (11, but should be played by an older kid/adult)
Stinky (puppet, though the puppeteer is visible whenever Stinky is on stage)
Sasha / Extra student
3rd Penguin / Meerkat
The stage is split between Ben's small bedroom and the rest of the stage, where all the other action (Lucy's performances, the scenes inside and outside school) take place. The only room in Ben?s house we ever see, however, is Ben's room: all other action in the house is off-stage.
Premiere Production: Brisbane Arts Theatre August 2019.
Cast: Isaac Cain, Jeremy Hunter, Edie George Chambers, Tia Reynolds, Oliver Martin, Courtney Farrar, Emilie Regano, Steve Durber, Rachael McFarlane, Szonia Meszaros.
Photography by Nick O'Sullivan
Dave Lowe is a Brisbane-based children's author, playwright and writer for TV, with books published in the UK and Australia, and translated into six languages. The 'Stinky & Jinks' series, of which 'My Hamster is a Genius' is the first book, has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide.