Moss Piglet

Microscopic. Indestructible.


  • AGES 4 8
  • 45mins

Tardigrades are small but mighty: they can survive a bath in boiling hot lava, being frozen in the icy cold and have withstood multiple extinction cycles… some even have forcefields.  Some people call them ‘Water Bears’, and others call them ‘Moss Piglets’.

Taking audiences from the jelly-filled petri dishes of scientific labs to dark Japanese carparks, bustling suburban garden beds and icy Arctic glaciers, Moss Piglet is an explosive portrait of the world’s most resilient and curious critters.

Playful and thrilling Moss Piglet is an epic new work about how even the tiniest of things can be the strongest and how tardigrades are kind of like the original action movie heroes… a bit like Bruce Willis in Die Hard, or Sylvester Stallone in… well, anything.



Space Theatre
11 October
10:30am | 1:00pm
12 October
13 October
10:30am | 1:00pm
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School Program

  • AGES 4 - 8
  • YEAR ELC - Year 4
  • 40mins
  • $15 per student
    $12 equity
Space Theatre
Adelaide, Australia
Term 4
Week 1
15 October
10:00am | 12:30pm
16 October
10:00am | 12:30pm
17 October
10:00am | 12:30pm
18 October
10:00am | 12:30pm

Access and Inclusion

The Saturday 19 October, 10.30am performance of Moss Piglet will be AUSLAN interpreted for deaf or hard of hearing audience members and audio described for blind or vision impaired audiences.

Meet the Cast and Creative Team

Clare Watson


Clare is an award-winning director and theatre-maker. She was the Artistic Director of Black Swan State Theatre Company from 2016 to 2022. Previously, Clare was Artistic Director at St Martins collaborating with children and teenagers. Her work has been presented by Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, State Theatre Company South Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, Edinburgh Festival and Adelaide Festival among many others. Clare is a graduate of Directing at the Victorian College of the Arts and is a recipient of the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award.

In 2023, she was appointed the Artistic Director of Windmill Theatre Company.

Meg Wilson


Meg Wilson is an Adelaide-based interdisciplinary artist and designer whose practice has spanned installation, performance and set, lighting and costume design.

Recently she has designed set and costume with State Theatre Company of South Australia on Terrestrial (2018), Euphoria (2021), Eureka Day (2021) and Windmill Theatre Company’s Amphibian (2018) and works extensively with Vitalstatistix, Patch Theatre (Lighthouse, AF 2020) and Restless Dance Theatre, for whom she designed the 2018 Adelaide Festival production of Intimate Space and Guttered in 2021

Meg premiered performance work SQUASH! with Arts House during the Festival of Live Art (FOLA, 2018) and has exhibited independently with Contemporary Art Centre SA (2015), BLINDSIDE, VIC; Constance ARI, TAS; Nexus Arts and FELTspace. She has created public projects for FELTspace (2014), Open Space Contemporary Arts (OSCA) (2017), and curated a public program for ACE Open (2019). In 2018 she was a resident artist with Urban Theatre Projects (NSW), hand-weaving trampolines for production Right Here. Right Now. Meg was awarded the 2019 Green Room Award for Contemporary and Experimental Performance (Innovation in Durational Performance), for SQUASH!

Elena Carapetis


Elena is an award-winning actor, writer and director based in Adelaide, South Australia. A graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Elena has worked with State Theatre Company South Australia, Theatre Republic, Windmill Theatre Company, Brink Productions, Bell Shakespeare, Malthouse Theatre, Flying Penguin, Belvoir and Sydney Theatre Company among many others.

Her plays have been presented by State Theatre Company South Australia and Yira Yaakin. Her screen credits include The Hunting, Irreverent, Heartbreak HighMarking Time, Blue Heelers, Water Rats, All Saints, Murder Call, Children’s Hospital and Snobs.

In 2023, she was a Story Consultant with Highview productions, where she wrote and directed her first short film Blame the Rabbit.

Gareth Davies


Gareth is a performer, writer and theatremaker based in Sydney. He has performed with Belvoir, Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Windmill Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare and Griffin Theatre Company among many others. He is a founding member of Black Lung Theatre and has toured works nationally. His screen credits include The Daughter (Screen NSW/Fate Films), The Letdown (Giant Dwarf/ABC), Hunters (Universal Cable/Valhalla) and Peter Rabbit (Animal Logic).


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