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Spotlight on Arts Education

Spotlight on Arts Education

Windmill Theatre Co has just launched its 2017 Arts Education Program which features three home-grown shows for children, Big Bad Wolf, Beep and Grug and the Rainbow. Aimed at preschoolers and lower primary students, posters about the program were sent to more than 3000 schools across the state. To tell us more about this program, we spoke to Acting Arts Education Manager, Giselle Becker. Giselle, a secondary drama teacher at St Michael’s College in Henley Beach South Australia, has a dance and drama background, with the arts being her first love. “I wanted to be working in and around theatre.…

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The Delightfully Drawn World of Rumpelstiltskin

The Delightfully Drawn World of Rumpelstiltskin

Chris Edser’s idiosyncratic illustrations and animations form the backdrop against which the magical and surreal world of Rumpelstiltskin is conjured in a new production. Almost everything about the new State Theatre Company and Windmill Theatre co-production of Rumpelstiltskin is unusual. The story has been reworked to take place in a surreal modern setting, the actors are high octane, the songs pop-driven and catchy, the costumes stylised and the set is not really built – it’s drawn. Remarks The premiere season of State Theatre Company and Windmill Theatre’s co-production of Rumpelstiltskin takes place October 11-30 at the Dunstan Playhouse. While it is a play…

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Paul Capsis Recounts Grimm Tales For Rumpelstiltskin

Paul Capsis Recounts Grimm Tales For Rumpelstiltskin

The Adelaide Review sits down with Paul Capsis mid-way through rehearsals for Rumpelstiltskin to chat about childhood memories and Rosemary Myers’ contemporary vision of the infamous fairy tale. “It was the very first thing I ever saw performed,” says Paul Capsis, star of the new Windmill and State Theatre Company production Rumpelstiltskin, of his first theatre experience. “My Auntie took my cousins and me to the Sydney Opera House, which had just opened, and there was a children’s show, and it was Rumpelstiltskin.” This first encounter with theatre for the actor, who is now 52, made a deep impression on…

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Behind the Scenes: Rumpelstiltskin

Behind the Scenes: Rumpelstiltskin

As the company delves into the development of Rumpelstiltskin, director Rosemary Myers and co-writer Julianne O’Brien have been busy finalising the script, writing the music with composer Jethro Woodward and finessing the set and costume elements with designer Jonathon Oxlade. At our development in May this year, all of the cast and creatives gathered for an intensive week-long rehearsal period.

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