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Windmill launches free immersive digital platform Girl Asleep: An Interactive Journey

Windmill launches free immersive digital platform Girl Asleep: An Interactive Journey

Acclaimed national theatre company Windmill Theatre Co has today launched a free digital learning package for their award winning coming-of-age film Girl Asleep. The two-part offering, aimed at students, teachers and general film fans, gives an imaginative and dynamic insight into the making of Girl Asleep from the ground up, alongside a digital study guide focused on delivering innovative student learning outcomes in the classroom. Girl Asleep: An Interactive Journey is an immersive online microsite that allows young people to explore the set of the film, meet the cast and crew, and take a quiz to discover their ultimate film…

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Rumpelstiltskin spins gold with UK premiere season

Rumpelstiltskin spins gold with UK premiere season

London’s iconic Southbank Centre to present Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company South Australia’s Rumpelstiltskin in Queen Elizabeth Hall as centrepiece 2018 Christmas show. It started in Adelaide, now Windmill and State Theatre Company’s award-winning family musical Rumpelstiltskin is set to bedazzle audiences in London. Rumpelstiltskin, which premiered at the Dunstan Playhouse in 2016 to rave reviews and sell out performances, will play a four-week season in the 915-seat Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. Thousands of people are expected over the 30-performance season, which runs from 13 December 2018 to 6 January 2019. Premier Steven Marshall said, ‘It is…

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Grug goes global as Windmill returns to China

Grug goes global as Windmill returns to China

Acclaimed South Australian theatre company, Windmill Theatre Co, today commenced a three-week season of its international award-winning production Grug in Mainland China. The tour, which opens today in Chengdu, includes 22 performances over 11 days and will reach approximately 4,400 children and families over a three-week period. Following Chengdu, Grug will travel to Changde and Zhengzhou in China’s Henan province. The program also includes a series of post-performance workshops based on Windmill’s interactive arts education program. Since establishing a strategic partnership with Shanghai’s Vertical Productions in 2015, Windmill has performed to over 11,000 Chinese children and delivered 120 performances in…

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Announcing Windmill Pictures, School Dance film and 2018 Theatre Season

Announcing Windmill Pictures, School Dance film and 2018 Theatre Season

Put your seatbelts on because Windmill Theatre Co has a slew of announcements for you, revealed at today’s special event after the world premiere of our new play for children, Beep. WINDMILL PICTURES AND SCHOOL DANCE FILM After the success of our first feature film Girl Asleep, today we have launched Windmill Pictures, a new arm of Windmill wholly dedicated to developing screen projects from our live theatre repertoire. The first of these projects will be our next feature film, School Dance, based on the multi Helpmann Award winning stage production. Minister for the Arts, the Hon Jack Snelling helped us…

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Goldstone, The Daughter, and Girl Asleep Win at the 2017 AFCA Awards

Goldstone, The Daughter, and Girl Asleep Win at the 2017 AFCA Awards

The Australian Film Critics Association has spoken. Quirky South Australian coming of age tale Girl Asleep has taken the top prize at the 2017 Australian Film Critics Association, while Goldstone and The Daughter picked up acting honours for Aaron Pedersen and Odessa Young, respectively. Ivan Sen also won Best Director for Goldstone, while Simon Stone took home Best Screenplay for The Daughter. In the writing awards, Adrian Danks scooped the Ivan Hutchinson Award for best long-form writing on Australian or International cinema for South of Ealing: recasting a British studio’s antipodean escapade, while Best Review of an Australian Film went to…

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Rosemary Myers Wins Prestigious Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre

Rosemary Myers Wins Prestigious Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre

Windmill Theatre Co Artistic Director, Rosemary Myers, has been awarded the Australia Council Theatre Award for 2017. This prestigious award is given to one artist as recognition of the outstanding achievements and considerable contributions they have made to theatre. Rose has been Artistic Director of Windmill Theatre Co since 2008. During her time with the company, she has directed; Wizard of Oz, Pinocchio (which won a Helpmann Award for Best New Australian work), the trilogy for teenagers Fugitive, School Dance and Girl Asleep as well as Big Bad Wolf, Rumpelstiltskin and many more. Rose’s productions regularly win awards and tour…

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Windmill Theatre Co scoops two Ruby Awards

Windmill Theatre Co scoops two Ruby Awards

The 2016 Ruby Awards were held at the Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Grainger Studios on Saturday night where Windmill took out awards for Best Work and Arts Innovation and Enterprise for Girl Asleep. Our Artistic Director, Rosemary Myers, was there to accept the awards, along with the cream of the crop in South Australian Arts and Culture. Minister for the Arts, Jack Snelling, offered his well-wishes to the winners on the night. “Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of this year’s Ruby Awards. It’s great to be able to pause briefly and pay tribute to the engine room of our…

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Windmill Theatre Co’s Jonathon Oxlade wins AACTA Award

Windmill Theatre Co’s Jonathon Oxlade wins AACTA Award

South Australian designer Jonathon Oxlade has won an AACTA Award for Best Costume Design for the coming-of age film, Girl Asleep. The sixth Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, which acknowledge excellence in film, television and documentary, was held at the Star Event Centre in Sydney today. This major award caps off a remarkable year of accolades for Jonathon, who also recently won two APDG (The Australian Production Design Guild) Awards for Production and Costume Design and the coveted Sidney Myer Fellowship. Jonathon is Windmill Theatre Co’s Resident Designer and has worked for many theatre companies across Australia. As…

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Girl Asleep Scoops Seven AACTA Nominations

Girl Asleep Scoops Seven AACTA Nominations

South Australian coming-of-age comic drama Girl Asleep has received seven AACTA nominations, namely: Best Film Best Direction Best Adapted Screenplay Best Cinematography Best Editing Best Costume Design Best Production Design The film produced and filmed entirely in South Australia with local actors, has played in 26 countries including Denmark, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Korea, Columbia, USA, Italy, Sweden and Argentina. It has also had a 21- city general release in major US cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Denver and Boston. It has wowed audiences at several prestigious film festivals, including the Berlin Film Festival and Buenos Aires Film Festival,…

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Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre set to spin gold on Rumpelstiltskin

Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre set to spin gold on Rumpelstiltskin

The creative team that spun theatrical gold with the Helpmann Award-winning Pinocchio in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and New York reunite with Rumpelstiltskin, starring multi-award-winning actor and singer Paul Capsis. This brand new production based on the tale by the Brothers Grimm is a rocking family musical full of twists and turns for audiences aged 8 – 108. In this co-production between Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company, Director Rosemary Myers, Co-Writer Julianne O’Brien, Composer, Musical Director and Sound Designer Jethro Woodward and Designer Jonathan Oxlade take on a classic fairytale with their unique style of theatrical spectacular, inventive music…

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