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Theatre

Wonderbox by Sensorium Theatre

Dates

Wed 21 Aug 2024

Hours

Runs daily
10.00 am - 11.00 am
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Duration

1 hour

Location

Studio
indigo

Curiosity! Choice! Wonder! What’s inside the Wonderbox?

Sensorium Theatre, Australia’s only theatre company making work specifically designed for young audiences with disability and their friends, invites children to roll the dice and set out along a safe, exhilarating pathway into the unknown. Inside a giant puzzle-box of illusions, kooky-carnival friends with magic in their pockets lead audiences into an immersive multi-sensory wonderland of fantastical large-scale projections, strange tiny delights and infectious live music.

Every child’s curiosity is celebrated and rewarded with wondrous surprises. The discovery is the journey. As boxes reveal boxes within boxes each child is given the opportunity to find a magical version of themselves. Inside the Wonderbox micro-moments of whole worlds in a matchbox lead into macro universes where everyone, their face reflected in the stars of the Milky Way, is revealed as wonderful!

After more than 12 years of connecting, engaging and captivating thousands of young audiences with disability nationally and internationally with their magical multi-sensory immersive shows, Perth-based Sensorium Theatre continues to break open barriers to truly inclusive arts experiences with their most ambitious show yet. Wonderbox aims to be accessible to all children and every child (and the child in everyone) is invited to look inside the box and find their rightful place.

Enhance your child’s experience by using Wonderbox’s online preparatory materials available here. These resources familiarise children with the story, characters, songs, and storytelling methods, resulting in a more enjoyable show experience.

Wonderbox is a multi-sensory immersive theatre performance created with and for children and young people with disability, and their family and friends.
All performances of Wonderbox are relaxed performances, with audiences invited to sit or move around freely within the performance space and adjacent chill-out zone, which features comfortable seating and minimal sound. The performers use multi-modal communication including key signs, natural gesture, visual symbols and minimal verbal language. The show is highly visual with a rich aural environment and many opportunities for individual engagement and interaction through the senses.

Wonderbox is an inclusive show and Sensorium will adapt the work to the audience, as such we welcome interested audiences to call our friendly Box Office team to discuss their specific requirements when securing tickets.

Recommended for ages 8+

Produced by Performing Lines WA

 

Artist Credit

Director & Designer: Francis Italiano  
Assistant Director: Michelle Hovane 
Musical Director & Composer: Jamie David 
Songwriting and Additional Composition: Rebecca Bradley and Jamie David
Movement Director: Daisy Sanders 
Costume Designer & Associate Set Designer: Amalia Lambert 
Headpiece Design & Construction: Mand Markey  
Costume Construction: Ellen Flatters
Lighting Designer Lucy Birkinshaw 
Audio Visual Designer & Projections Roly Skender 
Creative Coder & Technical FX: Steve Berrick 
Dramaturgs & Devisors: Francis Italiano, Michelle Hovane, Rebecca Bradley, Jamie David, Daisy Sanders 
Rehearsal Director: Ella Hetherington
Performers: Jamie David, Bec Bradley, Rachael Woodward, Crystal Nguyen, Gabriel Critti-Schnaars and Kylie Bywater
Production Manager: Ben Nelson 
Produced by Performing Lines WA
 

About Performing Lines

Performing Lines is a national organisation that produces provocative contemporary performance by Australia’s most audacious independent artists. We curate a portfolio of work that is propelled by pressing questions and new ways of seeing the world. We champion the unconventional, the marginal, the rebellious and the new. Our purpose is to champion risk and to ensure that the breadth and plurality of Australia’s creative potential is represented and celebrated. Based in Perth, Performing Lines WA works exclusively with Western Australian artists, with a network of producers and presenters around the country and the world. 

See more about Performing Lines:
performinglines.org.au 
facebook.com/performinglineswa 

Dates

Runs daily from 
10.00 am - 11.00 am & 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm 

Wednesday 21 - Saturday 24 August 2024

Tickets

PERFORMANCE
Child/Participant: $10.00
Carers/Parents: Free

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
(Venue staff and librarians)
Date: Tuesday 20 August, 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Teacher Workshop: $50.00

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
(Teachers & Education staff)
Venue: Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri Room
Date: Tuesday 20 August, 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Workshop: $50.00

All bookings and payments for this event must be made via the phone, in person at the Box Office or paid in person on the day.

 

For general ticketing and box office information (including conditions of sale) see our Ticketing services information page.

For accessibility bookings or other box office inquiries please email [email protected] or phone 03 9709 9700. 

Wonderbox has received significant public and private support including the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; Cassandra Gantner Foundation, Wind Over Water Foundation, the Australian Culture Fund, Spinifex Trust, JEM Foundation and Arts Impact. The world-premiere of the work is commissioned and presented by Perth Festival. Wonderbox is produced by Performing Lines WA.

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9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Mon to Fri) |
10.00 am - 5.00 pm (Sat)