Beep

A slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little.

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Presented by Windmill Theatre Co in association with the Adelaide Festival Centre

In Mort’s Village everything has its place, everyday is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang…down comes Beep.

What is this annoying interruption to Mort’s breakfast pancake, who is this noisy robot girl, and how will she find her home?

With Windmill’s trademark design, gentle story-telling, music and puppetry. Beep tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to town.

A slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit, and learning to mix it up a little.

  • Recommended for age
  • Theatre
  • 30 minutes

Meet the Cast and Creative Team

  • Sam Haren

    Director, Co-Creator

    Sam is currently a Creative Director of Sandpit, a company who create immersive, and interactive theatre and personal experiences. Sam was the Artistic Director of The Border Project from 2002-2012, directing/co-directing all of their work during that time. He has co-directed Ghosts Toast and the Things Unsaid (Sandpit/ Google’s Creative Lab), Eyes (Sandpit) and Skeleton with Larissa McGowan (Adelaide Festival 2013 & Dance Massive/Malthouse). Sam has worked with Australian Dance Theatre as a dramaturg and researcher. He was one of three international finalists for Rolex’s Mentor and Protégé Initiative for a mentorship with Julie Taymor in 2006. For Windmill Theatre Co, Sam has directed Plop!, Escape from Peligro Island, Grug and Grug and the Rainbow, as well as interactive experience My Room.

  • Jonathon Oxlade

    Designer, Co-Creator

    Jonathon studied Illustration and Sculpture at The Queensland College of Art and has designed sets and costumes in Australia 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, STCSA, Sydney Theatre Company, The Escapists, Sandpit and Belvoir St Theatre. Jonathon has also designed for venues and festivals including the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival, Asia TOPA, Adelaide Festival and Fringe, The Malthouse, Performance Space and the Queensland Art Gallery. He illustrated the picture book The Empty City for Hachette Livre/Lothian and the Edie Amelia series by Sophie Lee. Jonathon is currently the Resident Designer at Windmill Theatre Co and won his first AACTA Award for Costume Design in 2016 for his work on Windmill’s debut film, Girl Asleep. Jonathon is also a recipient of the 2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.

  • Katherine Fyffe

    Writer, Co-Creator

    Katherine graduated with Honours from Flinders Drama Centre in 2001 and was a founding member of The Border Project. She has co-created and performed in I Am Not An Animal, Trouble on Planet Earth, Highway Rock N Roll Disaster, Please Go Hop! Medeamaterial, and Disappearance for The Border Project. She has toured internationally in Afternoon of the Elves and The Green Sheep for Windmill, and performed in productions at STC, MTC and STCSA. In 2006 she worked with the experimental company Goat Island Performance Group in Chicago. Recent writing credit Ghosts, Toast and the Things Unsaid for Sandpit and Google’s Creative Lab won the 2016 Best Interactive Adelaide Fringe Award.

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23 August - 3 September Space Theatre / Adelaide, Australia

Credits

  • Director, Co-Creator Sam Haren
  • Designer, Co-Creator Jonathon Oxlade
  • Writer, Co-Creator Katherine Fyffe
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