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Windmill Theatre Co asks the big questions in 2020 season

Jonathan Oxlade and Fleur Elise Noble in Creation Creation
Windmill Theatre Co
Jonathan Oxlade and Fleur Elise Noble in Creation Creation

Windmill Theatre Co’s hit adaption of Australian childhood favourite Grug will return to Adelaide in 2020 alongside an ambitious new work entitled Creation Creation.

Unveiled this week, Windmill’s 2020 season hinges on Creation Creation, a colourful new work directed by Windmill’s artistic director Rosemary Myers. The show will explore the big questions of life as fielded from local schoolchildren, scientists, nursing home residents and spiritual leaders.

Recorded by co-creator Roslyn Oades, these questions and conversations inform and appear in the new production, which will see Windmill’s go-to design wizard Jonathan Oxlade (Beep, Rumpelstiltskin, Girl Asleep) and performance artist Fleur Elise Noble – whose recent work Rooman had its Adelaide premiere just weeks ago – attempt to provide answers.

Windmill Theatre Co Grug birthday
Windmill Theatre Co
Grug celebrates with his Windmill Theatre co-stars

Since its debut a decade ago Windmill’s puppet-filled live adaptation of Ted Prior’s classic 1980s book series Grug has become an international phenomenon, bringing the treasured Australian character to young audiences in Canada, Scotland, the United States and China and a sequel in Grug and the Rainbow. In 2020, the original production Grug will finally come home for its first Adelaide run since 2013.

Elsewhere, Windmill’s region and international touring program continues apace with this year’s Baba Yaga set to return to China for a second time after visiting Bejing, Xi’an and Hangzhou in July. Meanwhile, Beep will return to South Australia for a series of performances across the state including the Barossa, Port Pirie, Whyalla and Goolwa.

Windmill Theatre Co 2020 Season

7 – 16 March

Creation Creation

6 – 18 October

Grug

Touring regionally October – November 2020

Windmill Theatre’s Curious Beep

windmill.org.au

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