Education Program 2017

In 2017 Windmill Theatre Co will fill The Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre, with theatre experiences for children that explore our sense of belonging.

Our first show of the Adelaide season will be a brand new work in Beep.

In Mort’s village everything has its place, everyday is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang… down comes Beep. What is this annoying interruption to Mort’s breakfast pancake, who is this noisy robot girl, and how will she find her home? With Windmill’s trademark design, gentle story-telling, music and puppetry, Beep tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to town.

Taking place in Book Week, this new early childhood work is the ideal activity to promote early literacy. Fitting perfectly into the 2017 Book Week theme ‘Escape to Everywhere’, Beep is a story about being different, about finding your place in the world and about transitions in life.

Big Bad Wolf, our much-loved work for junior primary audiences, is back in 2017.

He’s the most misunderstood character in fairytale history. Put simply he has no friends. But then he does have incredibly sharp teeth, yellow eyes and his own ideas about personal hygiene, and he is the infamous Big Bad Wolf after all. No one likes him. Luckily one girl is brave enough to double check this wolf’s bad press and an unlikely friendship is born. Featuring many of our favourite fairytale characters, this hilarious, table-turning tale will have you wondering why you were so scared in the first place.

Big Bad Wolf reminds us to never judge others by their appearance. This fun-filled, hilarious story will prompt your students to be true to themselves and provide opportunities to enliven your Australian Curriculum English and Drama activities, drawing on the structures of fairy tale narratives.

Each school that attends our shows is also given a set of Teacher Notes providing both pre and post performance learning material linked to the Early Years Framework and the Australian Curriculum (F – 4). These notes are put together by experienced education specialists, who are involved in the creative development and rehearsal processes of our shows.

Our education posters will be sent out to South Australian pre-schools and primary schools next week. We’re sure these colourful posters will adorn the classroom walls for years to come.

If you would like more information about our 2017 Education Program, please contact our Associate Producer Ross McHenry on 8210 7204 |

By Chloe Svaikauskas

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