Published with Ivy Shambitt and the Sound Machine by Daniel Evans
"Monkey Baa developed one of my books into a cracker of a play, and as I travel around the country more than two years later, I'm still meeting kids in far flung areas for whom it was the theatrical experience of their lives" - Morris Gleitzman.
Worry Warts tells the story of 11 year old Keith Shipley and his attempts to cheer up his "misery guts" parents. Keith paints his parents’ car "hot sunflower and tropical parrot" to cheer them up. Then he discovers what's really making his parents miserable - their lack of money. So Keith decides to take matters into his own hands.
This adaptation of Morris Gleitzman’s hugely popular book, Worry Warts, by the award winning Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People opened at The Matt Dann Cultural Centre in Port Hedland in April 2003. It toured to 30 theatres around Australia playing to over 20,000 young people in its first season.