A kangaroo with a love for ballet brought a much needed smile to a little girl at Launceston General Hospital on Tuesday.
Ahead of their performance of Josephine Wants to Dance at Princess Theatre, Monkey Baa Theatre Company actors hopped by the hospital for a special visit.
Four-year-old Mila Smith from Flinders Island was treated to a reading of the beloved children’s book, as well as her own private ballet lesson.
Mia was admitted to the hospital on Monday after experiencing an asthma attack.
Actor Hayden Rodgers said it was wonderful to help make children smile.
“It is great to be able to share these moments with the kids,” he said.
“We bring the story to the stage, but to sit down with them one-on-one is a much more personal experience.”
Based in Sydney, this year the Monkey Baa Theatre Company is celebrating its 21st year.
Based on the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, three performances of Josephine Wants to Dance were scheduled for Launceston starting Tuesday evening.
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