There is something strange happening on Leighton Beach. A little toy zebra has washed up on the shore and Chitty-Chitty, the willy-wagtail, has heard the zebra’s child crying for him.
With her friends – the forgotten toys Hanneen, Mous and Pauline, and an unexpected arrival, Raggedy Annie – Chitty-Chitty embarks on a journey to save the zebra and return him to his child before the magic fades and the toys must return to their long, deep sleep.
The Great Snottygobble, whose powers have summoned them all, has given them a difficult task to perform but they are not sure they are up to it. For, alarmingly, Mugga, the Tasmanian Tiger, is on the loose. With the magic fading fast, they have to rescue the little zebra… but can they do it in time?
Home At Last: A Toy’s Journey is the outcome of a research collaboration between children’s playwright Jenny de Reuck and visual artists Audrey Fernandes-Satar and Arif Satar.
Funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and the WA Government’s CAN initiative, and supported by Murdoch University, this original play raises issues around migration and belonging through the unusual perspective of a child’s toy.