Beep

A brand new show from the makers of Grug.

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About

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

In Mort’s Village everything has its place, every day 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 molly melon, who is this noisy robot girl, and how will she find her home?

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

 

  • For ages 2 - 7
  • Theatre
  • 40 minutes

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29 September - 14 October A.S.K. (Art Space for Kids) / Shanghai, China
18 - 21 October Hub Novo Kunshan / Kunshan, China
8 - 25 November A.S.K. (Art Space for Kids) / Beijing, China

Meet the Cast and Creative Team

  • Katherine Fyffe

    Writer, Co-Creator

    Katherine graduated with Honours from Flinders Drama Centre in 2001. She has co-created and performed in shows I Am Not An Animal, Trouble on Planet Earth, Highway Rock N Roll Disaster, Please Go Hop!, and Disappearance for The Border Project.

    She was also a founding member of 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.

  • Sam Haren

    Director, Co-Creator

    Sam is a Creative Director of Sandpit, a company that create immersive, and interactive theatre and personal experiences. Sam was the Artistic Director of The Border Project from 2002-2012, directing or 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 and many more.

    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.

  • Chris Petridis

    Technical Designer

    Chris completed his Technical Production course at the Adelaide Centre of the Arts. Since graduating, he has been working extensively and continuing to develop his experience across theatre, dance, and other live events both in Australia and overseas.

    Chris has worked on State Theatre Company South Australia’s The Kreutzer Sonata, Maggie Stone and Little Bird, Slingsby Theatre Company’s The Mouse, The Bird and the Sausage, Torque Show’s MALMO, The Border Project’s Half Real, Ludwig’s Fleck and Flecker and five.point.one’s Muff. Chris also worked on If There was a Colour Darker than Black, I’d Wear It, a multimedia performance project for Country Arts SA. He has worked in association with Geoff Cobham on a number of projects including creating the visual aesthetic for Force Majeure’s Never Did Me Any Harm using lights and video. Chris has been the lighting designer for Windmill Theatre Co’s Big Bad Wolf and The Story Thieves.

  • Luke Smiles

    Composer, Sound Designer

    Luke creates highly detailed soundtracks for theatre, dance and film, working across all areas of music composition, sound design, foley and sound effects editing. His work is enjoyed by audiences both nationally and around the world.Working under his business name motion laboratories, Luke has composed and produced soundtracks for many Australian and international artists & companies. Various credits include: ʻGʼ (Australian Dance Theatre), Double Think (Byron Perry), Glow (Chunky Move), I left my shoes on warm concrete and stood in the rain (Gabrielle Nankivell), The Maids (Sydney Theatre Company), Wildebeest (Sydney Dance Company), Fugitive, School Dance and Girl Asleep (Windmill Theatre Co).

  • Tamara Rewse

    Puppet Maker, Puppet Consultancy

    Tamara has worked in numerous areas of the performing arts since 1997 including as a Director, Devisor, Maker and Singer. She has toured both nationally and internationally. She has also worked as both a performer and puppeteer for numerous shows.  Her credits include Piccasso and his Dog (Lemony S), Mr Freezy (Arena Theatre Company), Grug, Grug and the Rainbow (Windmill Theatre Co), COOP (Black Hole Theatre) and Tangle, We Built this City, Paper Planet, Tangle Weave, Forest Feast (Polyglot Theatre). Tamara is also a member of Men of Steel and was involved in their self-titled debut work, Men of Steel as well as Hard Rubbish. Her skills include making props and puppets for film, television and theatre.

  • Nathan O’Keefe

    Performer

    Nathan has worked extensively in theatre both nationally and internationally. Recent credits include Tartuffe (STCSA/Brink), Things I Know To Be True, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hedda Gabler (STCSA) and Masquerade (STCSA/Griffin).He also performed in Betrayal (STCSA/Melbourne Theatre Company) and the title role of Pinocchio (Windmill Theatre Co/STCSA) in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and at The New Victory Theater on Broadway, New York. Other credits include Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen, Hot Fudge, Ghosts, King Lear, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Three Sisters (STCSA), Thursday, The Hypochondriac, Harbinger (Brink), this uncharted hour (STCSA/Brink), Man Covets Bird (Slingsby), I Am Not An Animal, I Animal (The Border Project), Mr. McGee and the Biting Flea, Emily Loves To Bounce, Me & My Shadow (Patch), Plop!, Grug, Grug & The Rainbow (Windmill Theatre Co). Nathan is an Adelaide Theatre Guide and Adelaide Critics Circle Award Recipient.

     

  • Ezra Juanta

    Performer

    Ezra graduated from Adelaide College of Arts in 2006. Since graduating, Ezra has featured in numerous screen and stage productions, the most notable being his portrayal of The Lion in Windmill Theatre Co’s production of The Wizard of Oz.

    In 2016 Ezra returned to the musical stage with his loveable performance of the ‘Surprise Character’ in State Theatre Company SA and Windmill Theatre Co’s co-produced musical Rumpelstiltskin.

    His other stage credits include Russian Eggflip, The Life of Galileo, Touch Me I’m Sick, King Lear, Under Milkwood, Littlewing and Twinkle Toes, Vin, The Tale of Shaggles and Petrookio, Me N’ Me Mates, Mr Burns, Beep, Grug and the Rainbow, and That Eye The Sky. His film and TV credits include Engine Room, Voodoo and Lue, The Hunter, The Plowman Quandary (God Vs Satan), McLeod’s Daughters, Sam Fox Extreme Adventures, Friendship Love and Loyalty, and Bad Blood.

  • Kialea-Nadine Williams

    Performer

    Kialea first started her performing career as a dancer, studying at Swindon Dance in the UK before graduating from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2002. She then went on to join Phoenix Dance Theatre before making her way to Adelaide. It was here that she joined Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) in 2008 under the direction of Garry Stewart. She made her ADT debut in the premiere season of G. Kialea is also the recipient of the prestigious National Critic Circle’s Award for Best Modern Female Dancer in 2007. Since departing ADT in 2012, Kialea has been working with independent artists around Australia and became the rehearsal director for Tasdance for their 2013 premiere season of Luminous Flux. Kialea made her theatre debut in 2014 in Madame: A Story of Joseph Farrugia (Torque Show and State Theatre Company South Australia).

    Photo by Chris Herzfeld

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SHOW

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

"A tender tale of friendship for the whole family"

The Advertiser

"A colourful setting, comic puppets and plenty of surprises hold young audience members in thrall"

Indaily

"Forget Star Wars’ BB-8 or Pixar’s WALL-E, Beep is the most endearing robot of them all"

Adelaide Review

"A delight from start to finish"

Stage Whispers

"A wonderfully multi-layered story"

Broadway World

"Judging by the smiles, laughter and commentary from the little ones… this is a surefire winner for Windmill"

Adelaide Theatre Guide

"If you’ve never taken the family to the theatre before then Beep is definitely the show to start them on their love for theatre, opening their imagination and wonder to a whole new world of entertainment"

Kids in Adelaide

"My four-and-a-half-year-old date declared it her favourite production of the year and gave it ten-out-of-ten. Can’t argue with that!"

Glam Adelaide

"Our favourite family show to date, this is children’s theatre at its best! "

Kids in Adelaide

What You're Saying

Credits

  • Writer, Co-Creator Katherine Fyffe
  • Director, Co-Creator Sam Haren
  • Designer, Co-Creator Jonathon Oxlade
  • Technical Designer Chris Petridis
  • Composer, Sound Designer Luke Smiles
  • Puppet Maker, Puppet Consultancy Tamara Rewse
  • Performer Nathan O’Keefe
  • Performer Ezra Juanta
  • Performer Kialea-Nadine Williams

Acknowledgements

The creative development of Beep was supported by the Windmill Studio Collective.

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