A happy, musical humbug that goes off with a ting, tong, clickety bang!
A Windmill Theatre Co production
Following a hugely successful season in 2008, we bring back a favourite for our newest and littlest theatre lovers.
Shhh listen, what’s that sound? A mouse creates a single ting with a bowl and spoon triggering a makeshift band. An explosion of rhythm and song springs to life as an ensemble of animals move out of the kitchen and on to the glittering stage, complete with magic cupboard, hatching baby chickens and a gigantic washing machine.
Specially crafted to provide our toddlers and pre-schoolers with intimate theatrical experiences, this musical humbug goes off with a ting-tong clickety bang!
Recommended for age
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SHOW
Meet the Cast & Creative Team
Under Rose’s leadership as Artistic Director, Windmill creates and presents work that is inspired by the vibrancy, sophistication and inventiveness of young people and the exhilarating challenges they pose to creating theatre of genuine relevance in this modern time. A multi-Helpmann Award nominated director, her productions regularly visit leading stages and festivals around Australia and the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Hong Kong’s Arts and Leisure Centre and New York’s New Victory Theatre. Her directing credits for Windmill include Pinocchio, The Wizard Of Oz, Fugitive, School Dance, Big Bad Wolf and Girl Asleep. Prior to Windmill, Rosemary was the Artistic Director of Arena Theatre Company and Artistic Director of Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival in 2010.
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.
Quincy Grant writes as a freelance composer on commissions from musicians around Australia and internationally. He has worked in theatre with various companies including Brink Productions, Slingsby, Flying Penquin and Windmill Theatre Co, in film for various production houses, and plays in many groups: from rock to new music and, most recently, gypsy music with Golonka, and loser songs with Crash Calypso.
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.
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.
Ezra graduated from Adelaide College of Arts in 2006. Since graduating, Ezra has featured in numerous screen and stage performances, most notably being his portrayal of the character The Lion in Windmill Theatre Co’s production of The Wizard of Oz. The play toured to Sydney Theatre Company and was nominated for 6 Helpmann Academy Awards. In 2016 Ezra returned to the musical stage with his loveable performance of the ‘Surprise Character’ in State Theatre Company South Australia and Windmill Theatre Co’s new co-produced musical Rumpelstiltskin. Stage credits include Russian Eggflip, The Life of Galileo, Touch me I’m Sick, King Lear, Bye Bye Birdie, Under Milkwood, Littlewing and Twinkle Toes, Vin, The Beginners Guide to Pirates, Helly’s Magic Cup, Boom Bah!, Wizard of Oz, The Water Show, and The Tale of Shaggles and Petrookio, the book show, Me N’ Me Mates, Rumpelstiltskin, Mr Burns.
Louisa’s theatre credits include Actor’s At Work (Bell Shakespeare Company); Boom Bah! (Windmill Theatre Co) and Metamorphoses, Clark in Sarajevo, The Rope Project, The Hulk Fitzjames, Flight, Loveplay, A Dream Play, Push Up, 21 Short Scenes on Getting There (Flinders Drama Centre). Her television credits include My Place and East West 101. Louisa has also appeared in films including She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not, Two Fists One Heart and Spike Up.