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Meet our Donors: Chris and Susan Stewart

Meet our Donors: Chris and Susan Stewart

Thanks to our valued donors we’re able to bring our works to children and families who might not otherwise get a chance to experience the theatre, from disadvantaged schools to regional centres. Meet another family who has been instrumental in supporting this mission.   While Chris and Susan Stewart have taken their two children to Windmill for many years, it is not their own experience with theatre that turned them from audience members to patrons. It was bringing the thrill of live performance to other children and families that inspired them. ‘Windmill take their shows out to regional areas and to…

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Meet our Donors: Amanda Blair

Meet our Donors: Amanda Blair

Our valued donors allow us to create exciting, new work for young audiences, traverse the globe and dream big for the future. Meet a family who has been instrumental in supporting this mission.   Amanda Blair knows Windmill’s playbills inside out. Not just because she has been a generous supporter of the company but she has seen her four children – Ginger, Nancy, Frank and Sidney – enjoy the shows first hand. ‘I think [Windmill] were probably the first introduction to large theatre for all four of them. I just loved what they did. I continue to love what they do,’…

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Who is Baba Yaga?

Who is Baba Yaga?

Windmill’s latest dive into the world of fairytales, the Russian tale of Baba Yaga is not one we’re all familiar with. Who exactly is Baba Yaga? The Windmill rendition is a highly entertaining, talented and stylish woman who can play two recorders with her nose, perform expert bird calls and make music from a saw, but we wanted to dig a little deeper into the legend of Baba Yaga and why this ancient story resonates with the makers of the work today. To help us, Daniela Frangos did a little research and spoke to our creative team to shed some…

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Grug and the Rainbow’s Australian Road Trip

Grug and the Rainbow’s Australian Road Trip

After three months on the road Grug and the Rainbow’s Australian tour has come to a close. Performer Ashton Malcolm looks back on Grug and the team’s adventures. Grug and the Rainbow returns to Adelaide in April 2018. Book now. JOINING THE TOUR I joined Grug a month into his action-packed Australian Road Trip. He had already travelled to Burnie, Sydney, Casula, Wagga Wagga, Murwillumbah and Brisbane, with his incredible team – performers Lizzie Hay, Pat McAulliffe and Tamara Rewse, and Stage Manager Lyndie Li Wan Po – and now it was my turn to tag team with Tamara, and…

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Matt’s Grug and the Rainbow Tour Blog Part III – New York to Vancouver

Matt’s Grug and the Rainbow Tour Blog Part III – New York to Vancouver

Week 9 (Part One): New York City New city, new venue, new cast! Our first day was a huge but very productive day of switching roles and rehearsing Tamara into Grug and the Rainbow. We we’re in a new venue, with different acoustics, and a change in cast and roles for us. It was a lot to focus on whilst still carrying the heart of the show and giving the kids a great show. We had an intense re-rehearsal day with a preview for the wonderful creatives and team at The New Vic before our first show. When you work…

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Matt’s Grug and the Rainbow Tour Blog Part II – Fayetteville to Cleveland

Matt’s Grug and the Rainbow Tour Blog Part II – Fayetteville to Cleveland

Week 3 (Part One): Ann Arbor and Brown County It’s been a fun but massive week of shows and city jumping. We left Kitchener and said goodbye to Canada (for now) and started our week long trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas. We crossed the border into the US, drove past the outskirts of Detroit and made it to a beautiful Ann Arbor lake house that we were staying in overnight. We spent our first night glued to our back porch counting squirrels and listening to Leonard Cohen. We were woken up the following morning to a family of deer on our…

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Matt’s Grug and the Rainbow Tour Blog Part I – Washington to Canada

Matt’s Grug and the Rainbow Tour Blog Part I – Washington to Canada

While on tour with our loveable superstar Grug, performer Matt Crook will be penning a tour blog to keep you up-to-date on all things Grug and the Rainbow in North America. Check it out below.   Week One: Washington DC, USA We’re back on tour with Grug and The Rainbow and back in North America. It’s good to be back but it sure is cold! I miss summer already. We took off from Adelaide and travelled through Sydney and Dallas before eventually arriving in Washington DC. We met our lovely Stage Manager, Jo at the airport then checked in and…

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Behind the Scenes with Jase

Behind the Scenes with Jase

Grug and the Rainbow is less than a month away from taking off on another 3-month tour of the US and Canada. Before it all kicks off, we sat down with Windmill Program and Production Manager, Jason Warner, who is heading overseas to keep Grug and his friends in check, to find out what it’s really like to be on tour! How long have you been with Windmill? I’ve been working at Windmill for over 10 years, with a small break in the middle for good behaviour! Was this always what you wanted to do? Generally, yes. Early on I…

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On the Road Again

On the Road Again

Windmill Theatre Co favourite, Grug is off on tour again in March bringing his latest show to the US and Canada, Grug and the Rainbow. We sat down with local Adelaide actor Matt Crook, who is part of the cast keeping Grug company on his big adventure, to chat about his career, his time with Windmill and all things Grug. This isn’t their first time to the States together, having travelled there back in 2013, with this years itinerary including Washington DC, Vancouver, New York and Cleveland, just to name a few. On the verge of taking off, Matt says…

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Ashleigh’s World

Ashleigh’s World

This year, Windmill Theatre Co underwent a complete brand transformation and the graphic designer behind the creative process was communikate et al’s Ashleigh Abbott. Windmill and Ashleigh began working together five years ago after she graduated from University of South Australia with a Visual Communication degree and a post-graduate diploma in Visual Arts. We sat down with her earlier this month to chat about her work, her connection with Windmill, and our new branding. You started working at communikate et al back in 2015. What is your role there and what does it involve? I am the Lead Creative at…

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