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Green Light for Beep and Mort

Windmill Pictures is thrilled to announced its first television series, Beep and Mort, is now in production with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Screen Australia. Based on Windmill Theatre Company’s award-winning theatre show, Beep, the mixed media series for ABC Kids is also funded by the South Australian Film Corporation. Premier of South Australia,…

Beep South Australian Tour FAQ

Why have you postponed Beep?  Our South Australian tour of Beep has postponed as a result of the recent lockdown in South Australia, which has led to additional restrictions being placed on public gatherings and excursions for school groups. Our first priority is the health and safety of our audiences, artists and staff and shifting the…

Seeking: Budding young voice artists for an exciting new project

Do you know a boy between the age of 5 – 10 with a distinctive husky voice? Windmill Pictures is embarking on an exciting new project and we’re looking for a budding voice actor who fits the below description to be a major character as part of it. While we can’t give all the details…

Windmill joins National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF)

The Chair of Windmill Theatre Company, Bruce Speirs today announced that Windmill Theatre Company will transition to the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF). Windmill was selected by the Australia Council as one of eight small to medium performing arts  companies across the country that have shown consistent artistic leadership and made strong contributions to…

Meet our New Associate Director: Sasha Zahra

Windmill Theatre Company is thrilled to announce South Australian director and theatre-maker, Sasha Zahra, as its new Associate Director. Executive Producer, Kaye Weeks says, “As part of the progression of our new four year strategic plan, we created this second artistic leadership role to help us continue to evolve our vision and the theatre we make. “We were…

Reflecting on Honey, I’m Home

In the final episode of Honey, I’m Home, Chris Edser, Renate Henschke and Jonathon Oxlade look to their communities to discuss the importance of friendship. In a time of widespread isolation, Honey, I’m Home has seen artists collaborating via Zoom, phone calls and, yes, sometimes even in real life to create something new. Here, the…

Welcome to Season 2021

With two world premieres, three Adelaide seasons, a South Australian regional tour and three national tours, Windmill Theatre Company will perform on stages in 33 cities and towns across Australia during 2021. Executive Producer Kaye Weeks says, “We’re coming back strong in 2021. We’ve spent much of 2020 developing new stories and working hard behind…

Creating Grug: An interview with Ted Prior

In times like ours that are saturated with content and information, creating something with longevity is a rarity. Icons are becoming fewer and far between. Ted Prior’s Grug stands apart. For over forty years, children have been reading Grug, a decade of which has seen Windmill’s production bring the character to life for children, young people across…

My Strangest Audition

The life of a performer is an unusual one. It’s filled with wonder and a bit of glamour, yes, but also a lot of uncertainty. You’re always thinking about the next gig or if you spent enough time learning your lines. At the centre of all of this swirling uncertainty is the audition. Episode Five…

Composing with Christine Johnston

Christine Johnston is one of our favourite performers. Whether it’s as the ferociously hungry witch Baba Yaga, or as one third of the beloved The Kransky Sisters, Johnston’s performances are always bold, funny and completely original. We chat to her about what she’s been up to and the process she went through to compose original…

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