Escape From Peligro Island

Choose-your-own-adventure theatre with 24 different endings.

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About

A Windmill Theatre Co production

Everything was normal on your flight over the ocean… until the plane went down and you crashed on an unknown island!

Now there are vampires, time machines and superpowers to deal with, and any decision could mean life or death. The hardest part? It’s the audience who decides!

This is choose-your-own-adventure theatre, and with your very own hand-held controller, you’ll be steering the play. But think carefully before you make a choice – or you might end up on the island… forever!

  • Recommended for age
  • Immersive Theatre
  • 50 minutes

Highlights from the Show

Meet the Cast & Creative Team

  • Sam Haren

    Director

    Sam is a Creative Director of Sandpit, a company who create immersive, personal experiences that change people. From 2002-2012 he was Artistic Director of The Border Project, and directed/co-directed all of the company’s work in this time. For Windmill Theatre Co, he has directed Plop!, Grug and Grug and the Rainbow, as well as interactive experience My Room.

    He also co-directed Skeleton with Larissa McGowan (Adelaide Festival 2013 & Dance Massive/Malthouse), directed and choreographed Theatrical Trailer for Alien 5 (ADT Ignition 2007 & 2008) and The Game is Not Over (ADT Ignition 2006).

  • Jonathon Oxlade

    Designer

    Jonathon studied Illustration and Sculpture at the Queensland College of Art. He has designed set and costumes for Windmill Theatre Co, Queensland Theatre, LaBoite Theatre, Is This Yours?, Aphids, Circa, Arena Theatre Company, Polyglot, The Real TV Project, Polytoxic, Men of Steel, Lemony S Puppet Theatre, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Vitalstatistix, Barking Gecko, Bell Shakespeare, The Border Project, State Theatre Company South Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, The Escapists, Sandpit and Belvoir St Theatre. Venues and Festivals he has designed set and costumes for include the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Festival, Asia TOPA, Adelaide Festival and Fringe, The Malthouse, Performance Space and the Queensland Art Gallery. Jonathon has illustrated the picture book The Empty City for Hachette Livre/Lothian, the Edie Amelia series by Sophie Lee, was Festival Designer for the 2010 Out of the Box Festival, 2015 Brisbane Festival’s Arcadia and is currently the Resident Designer at Windmill Theatre.

  • David Heinrich

    Composer, 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.

  • Cameron Goodall

    Composer

    Cameron graduated from Flinders Drama Centre in 2000. He has worked extensively in theatre for Australia’s major companies and been nominated for numerous awards including Helpmann’s for Best Actor (Hamlet) and Best Supporting Actor (The Goat or Who is Sylvia). He is currently a member of Sydney Theatre Company’s permanent actor’s ensemble, The Residents. He last appeared for Windmill in Clockwork Forest. As a founding member of the Border Project he has co-devised, performed in or written music for all of their productions. He has written music for many other shows, won an ARIA with his previous band The Audreys and once appeared in a really embarrassing Pizza ad.

  • Mark Pennington

    Lighting Designer

    Mark’s lighting credits include Prince of Darkness and Bernstein Mass (Adelaide Festival), Proximity, Worldhood and Ignition (Australian Dance Theatre), The Buried Child, Mnemonic, The Price and November (State Theatre Company of South Australia), Blackbird, True West, Assassins and The Birthday Party (Flying Penguin Productions), Ruby Bruise (Viatlstatistix). Mark has worked extensively with Sydney Theatre Company, lighting productions such as Holy Day, Mr Kolpert, The 7 Stages of Grieving and many others. Mark has also lit productions for Ensemble Theatre, Brink Productions, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Bell Shakespeare, Magpie 2, Kitchen Sink and the Productions, The Fever and The Lieutenant of Inishmore for Company B. Mark lit Helly’s Magic Cup for Windmill Theatre Co.

  • Matthew Gardiner

    Controller Designers

    Matthew is an artist most well-known for his work with origami and robotics. He coined the term Oribot and then created the field of art/science research called Oribotics. In 2009 he created his first robotic percussion work Radiobots, manifesting this crazy idea from a vivid dream. In 2010 he was one of the inaugural Australian Council funded artists in residence at Ars Electronica Futurelab, where he resided for 6 months creating a new generation of Oribotics. At the conclusion of his residency he had produced his largest ever work, comprising of 50 oribots, 52500 folds, a star exhibit at the Ars Electronica Festival, and a stunning installation in the Ars Electronica Museum.

  • Ray Gardiner

    Controller Designers

    Ray is a technologist/programmer/electronics designer. Ray is one of Australia’s leading experts in embedded industrial control systems for real-time data and image processing. Working for over 20 years commercially Ray has designed and implemented industrial control systems ranging from high-speed fruit sorting machines, networked building lighting/security/fire control systems, and computer numeric control routers for guitar shaping. He works from the ground up, developing robust systems for industrial applications. From 2004-2010 he designed the embedded control systems for all the generations of Oribotics.

  • Jude Henshall

    Cast

    Jude graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Hons) 2006 and has since worked extensively for flagship, independent and experimental theatre companies in Australia and internationally. Companies include Bell Shakespeare, Ontrorend Goed, State Theatre Company of SA, Windmill Theatre Co and Patch Theatre. Jude is an associate member of The Border Project and a founding member of isthisyours? Film and television credits include Sunshine and Oranges, The Swimming Lesson, Yuri Shima, Wire Through the Heart and Rainshadow.

  • 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.

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What the critics say

"The show is enhanced by the usual array of Windmill professional excellence…"

The Advertiser

"A hand-held adventure where the kids get to control the story."

The Sunday Mail

"Interactive multi-media theatre can be hi-tech cutting edge and absolutely down-the-line traditional all in the same bundle, proves Windmill with this piece of joyful, mischievous theatre."

The Advertiser

"The sort of classic story-telling of adventure comics and annuals of yore, complete with cliff-hanger scene-endings."

The Advertiser

"Another quality escapist offering from our national children’s flagship theatre company that will enjoy a long and optional destiny."

The Sunday Mail

Credits

  • Director Sam Haren
  • Designer Jonathon Oxlade
  • Composer, Cast David Heinrich
  • Composer Cameron Goodall
  • Lighting Designer Mark Pennington
  • Controller Designers Matthew Gardiner
  • Controller Designers Ray Gardiner
  • Cast Jude Henshall
  • Cast Alirio Zavarce

Acknowledgements

A Windmill Theatre Co production in association with The Border Project

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