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Seeking: Interview participants for new creative development

Seeking: Interview participants for new creative development

Our intrepid research team are hitting the road around Adelaide, asking people questions about the great mysteries of life. We’ll then create a brand new theatre work that endeavours to solve them, set to premiere in 2020. We’re currently on the look out for people who match the following descriptions to be interviewed for this unique creative development. 1. Calling all grandparents! We’re looking to interview people between the ages of 60-80 from a diverse range of backgrounds. 2. Have you ever experienced an alien encounter, seen a ghost, had a near death experience or witnessed a miracle? We want…

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Windmill on the road again for 100,000km of global touring across next 12 months

Windmill on the road again for 100,000km of global touring across next 12 months

Acclaimed South Australian theatre company, Windmill Theatre Co, today detailed plans for its extensive upcoming national and international touring that will take the company across Australia and to China, Taiwan, Norway, Ireland, England and the United States in the next twelve months. Baba Yaga, Windmill’s co-production with Scotland’s Imaginate, will kick off with a four-week tour of China next month. The show will visit Beijing, Hangshou and Xi’an before heading to the Taipei Children’s Arts Festival in Taiwan. This tour marks Windmill’s fifth visit to China and its first trip to Taiwan. In September Baba Yaga will travel to Kristiansand,…

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Witches, robots and sweet fifteenths – announcing our bumper 2019 season

Witches, robots and sweet fifteenths – announcing our bumper 2019 season

Following a remarkable period of success and growth in recent months, today we’ve launched our 2019 live theatre season for toddlers to teenagers, young adults and families. After a sell-out season at the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival earlier this year, Baba Yaga will make its Australian premiere at the Adelaide Festival in February. A unique international collaboration between Windmill and Imaginate in Scotland, this critically acclaimed show for ages seven and up is a new take on an old Russian folktale with a modern twist. The enigmatic Christine Johnston of The Kransky Sisters stars as Baba Yaga, and co-created the…

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Windmill launches free immersive digital platform Girl Asleep: An Interactive Journey

Windmill launches free immersive digital platform Girl Asleep: An Interactive Journey

Acclaimed national theatre company Windmill Theatre Co has today launched a free digital learning package for their award winning coming-of-age film Girl Asleep. The two-part offering, aimed at students, teachers and general film fans, gives an imaginative and dynamic insight into the making of Girl Asleep from the ground up, alongside a digital study guide focused on delivering innovative student learning outcomes in the classroom. Girl Asleep: An Interactive Journey is an immersive online microsite that allows young people to explore the set of the film, meet the cast and crew, and take a quiz to discover their ultimate film…

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Rumpelstiltskin spins gold with UK premiere season

Rumpelstiltskin spins gold with UK premiere season

London’s iconic Southbank Centre to present Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company South Australia’s Rumpelstiltskin in Queen Elizabeth Hall as centrepiece 2018 Christmas show. It started in Adelaide, now Windmill and State Theatre Company’s award-winning family musical Rumpelstiltskin is set to bedazzle audiences in London. Rumpelstiltskin, which premiered at the Dunstan Playhouse in 2016 to rave reviews and sell out performances, will play a four-week season in the 915-seat Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. Thousands of people are expected over the 30-performance season, which runs from 13 December 2018 to 6 January 2019. Premier Steven Marshall said, ‘It is…

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Announcing Windmill Pictures, School Dance film and 2018 Theatre Season

Announcing Windmill Pictures, School Dance film and 2018 Theatre Season

Put your seatbelts on because Windmill Theatre Co has a slew of announcements for you, revealed at today’s special event after the world premiere of our new play for children, Beep. WINDMILL PICTURES AND SCHOOL DANCE FILM After the success of our first feature film Girl Asleep, today we have launched Windmill Pictures, a new arm of Windmill wholly dedicated to developing screen projects from our live theatre repertoire. The first of these projects will be our next feature film, School Dance, based on the multi Helpmann Award winning stage production. Minister for the Arts, the Hon Jack Snelling helped us…

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Girl Asleep Scoops Seven AACTA Nominations

Girl Asleep Scoops Seven AACTA Nominations

South Australian coming-of-age comic drama Girl Asleep has received seven AACTA nominations, namely: Best Film Best Direction Best Adapted Screenplay Best Cinematography Best Editing Best Costume Design Best Production Design The film produced and filmed entirely in South Australia with local actors, has played in 26 countries including Denmark, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Korea, Columbia, USA, Italy, Sweden and Argentina. It has also had a 21- city general release in major US cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Denver and Boston. It has wowed audiences at several prestigious film festivals, including the Berlin Film Festival and Buenos Aires Film Festival,…

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