Boom Bah!

A happy, musical humbug that goes off with a ting, tong, clickety bang!

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A Windmill Theatre Co production

Following a hugely successful season in 2008, we bring back a favourite for our newest and littlest theatre lovers.

Shhh listen, what’s that sound? A mouse creates a single ting with a bowl and spoon triggering a makeshift band. An explosion of rhythm and song springs to life as an ensemble of animals move out of the kitchen and on to the glittering stage, complete with magic cupboard, hatching baby chickens and a gigantic washing machine.

Specially crafted to provide our toddlers and pre-schoolers with intimate theatrical experiences, this musical humbug goes off with a ting-tong clickety bang!

  • Recommended for age
  • Theatre
  • 35 minutes

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SHOW

Meet the Cast & Creative Team

  • Rosemary Myers

    Director

    Under Rose’s leadership as Artistic Director, Windmill creates and presents work that is inspired by the vibrancy, sophistication and inventiveness of young people and the exhilarating challenges they pose to creating theatre of genuine relevance in this modern time. A multi-Helpmann Award nominated director, her productions regularly visit leading stages and festivals around Australia and the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Hong Kong’s Arts and Leisure Centre and New York’s New Victory Theatre. Her directing credits for Windmill include Pinocchio, The Wizard Of Oz, Fugitive, School Dance, Big Bad Wolf and Girl Asleep. Prior to Windmill, Rosemary was the Artistic Director of Arena Theatre Company and Artistic Director of Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival in 2010.

  • Jonathon Oxlade

    Designer

    Jonathon studied illustration and sculpture at Queensland College of Art, and since leaving he has trained with Kid Praha in the Czech Republic focussing on puppetry. As a theatre designer Jonathon has designed set and costumes for Queensland Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Circa, Kooemba Jdarra, Zen Zen Zo, Arena Theatre Company, Polyglot, Bell Shakespeare, Polytoxic, The Escapists, The Border Project and LaBoite Theatre. Venues and festivals include Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse and Queensland Art Gallery. Jonathon is Windmill Theatre Co’s Resident Designer.

  • Quincy Grant

    Composer

    Quincy Grant writes as a freelance composer on commissions from musicians around Australia and internationally. He has worked in theatre with various companies including Brink Productions, Slingsby, Flying Penquin and Windmill Theatre Co, in film for various production houses, and plays in many groups: from rock to new music and, most recently, gypsy music with Golonka, and loser songs with Crash Calypso.

  • Alirio Zavarce

    Cast

    Alirio is a multi-award-winning director and theatre maker who has created numerous projects with companies across Australia. He is a founding member of The Border Project and has co-created and performed in all of its productions. Alirio directed, wrote and performed in Trapped (Winner 2011 Graham Smith Peace Trust Award) and Sons & Mothers (Winner 2012 Best Theatre Production, Adelaide Festival Centre Award and Adelaide Critics Circle Best in Fringe Award). In 2013, Alirio wrote and performed in The Book of Loco (Winner 2013 Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Production, Adelaide Festival Centre Award). He wrote and directed The Migration Project for the Come Out Festival in 2013.

  • David Heinrich

    Cast

    A Flinders Drama Centre graduate, David’s first job was hosting Couch Potato (ABC). Theatre credits include The Smile Off Your Face (Ontroerend Goed), The Second Hurricane (ASO), Boy Hamlet (Robyn Archer), Mr McGee and the Biting Flea (Patch), Escape from Peligro Island and Boom Bah! (Windmill Theatre Co). As a founding member of The Border Project his credits include Highway Rock n Roll Disaster, Please Go Hop!, Trouble on Planet Earth and Vs Macbeth, Half Real (Malthouse, Country Arts SA and Melbourne Festival). Dave also and composed and performed in The Border Project’s I Am Not An Animal.

  • Ezra Juanta

    Cast

    Since graduating from AC Arts with an Advanced Diploma in Arts (Acting), Ezra has featured in numerous screen and stage performances, most notably being his portrayal of the character The Lion in The Wizard of Oz (Windmill Theatre Co). Other performances with Windmill include Helly’s Magic Cup and Boom Bah! His stage credits include Russian Eggflip, The Life of Galileo, Touch Me I’m Sick, King Lear, Twinkle Toes, Vin, The Water Show and The Tale of Shaggles and Petrookio. Film and TV credits include McLeod’s Daughters and The Boys Are Back In Town directed by Scott Hicks and starring Clive Owen.

  • Louisa Mignone

    Cast

    Louisa’s theatre credits include Actor’s At Work (Bell Shakespeare Company); Boom Bah! (Windmill Theatre Co) and Metamorphoses, Clark in Sarajevo, The Rope Project, The Hulk Fitzjames, Flight, Loveplay, A Dream Play, Push Up, 21 Short Scenes on Getting There (Flinders Drama Centre). Her television credits include My Place and East West 101. Louisa has also appeared in films including She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not, Two Fists One Heart and Spike Up.

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WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

"I've never heard a children's audience react so long and strong."

Adelaide Now

"Boom Bah! is excellent - the perfect children's show. "

Adelaide Now

"A joy to behold... a fun-filled half hour of play and surprise for young and old alike."

Lowdown Magazine

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Boom Bah! published by Working Title Press

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