Escape From Peligro Island

Choose-your-own-adventure theatre with 24 different endings.

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Everything was normal on your flight over the ocean… until the plane went down and you crashed on an unknown island!

Now there are vampires, time machines and superpowers to deal with, and any decision could mean life or death. The hardest part? It’s the audience who decides!

This is choose-your-own-adventure theatre, and with your very own hand-held controller, you’ll be steering the play. But think carefully before you make a choice – or you might end up on the island… forever!

  • For ages 5 - 8
  • Immersive Theatre
  • 50 minutes

Highlights from the Show

Meet the Cast & Creative Team

  • Finegan Kruckemeyer


    Finegan has had 86 commissioned plays performed on five continents and translated into eight languages. His work has enjoyed seasons in 200 international festivals and at the Sydney Opera House (six works), DC’s Kennedy Center (three works), NY’s Lincoln Center (three works), Dublin’s Abbey Theatre and Shanghai’s Malan Flower Theatre.

    He and his work have received 36 awards over the past 13 years, including the 2017 Mickey Miners Lifetime Achievement Award for services to international Theatre for Young Audiences, 2015 David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Australian Playwrighting, six Australian Writers Guild Awards and an inaugural Sidney Myer Fellowship. He has spoken at conferences in ten countries, with papers published and works studied at international universities.


  • Sam Haren


    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


    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.

  • David Heinrich

    Composer, Performer

    David Heinrich is a Flinders Drama Centre graduate. In 1991, he got his first job hosting Couch Potato on the ABC. David’s theatre credits include The Smile Off Your Face (Ontroerend Goed), The Second Hurricane (ASO), Boy Hamlet (Robyn Archer).

    He has also performed in Mr McGee and the Biting Flea (Patch) as well as 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.

  • Cameron Goodall


    Cameron Goodall studied theatre at Flinders Drama Centre in Adelaide. Since graduating in 2000, he has worked extensively for many of Australia’s major theatre companies. His work has seen him nominated for numerous awards.These include Helpmann’s for Best Actor (Hamlet) and Best Supporting Actor (The Goat or Who is Sylvia). He is currently a member of Sydney Theatre Company’s permanent actor’s ensemble, The Residents. He last appeared for Windmill in Clockwork Forest. As a founding member of the Border Project he has co-devised, performed in or written music for all of their productions. He has written music for many other shows, won an ARIA with his previous band The Audreys and once appeared in a really embarrassing Pizza ad.

  • Mark Pennington

    Lighting Designer

    Mark’s lighting credits include Prince of Darkness and Bernstein Mass (Adelaide Festival), Proximity, Worldhood and Ignition (Australian Dance Theatre), The Buried Child, Mnemonic, The Price and November (State Theatre Company South Australia).
    He has also done the lighting for Blackbird, True West, Assassins and The Birthday Party (Flying Penguin Productions), Ruby Bruise (Viatlstatistix). Mark has worked extensively with Sydney Theatre Company, lighting productions such as Holy Day, Mr Kolpert, The 7 Stages of Grieving and many others. Mark has also lit productions for Ensemble Theatre, Brink Productions, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Bell Shakespeare, Magpie 2, Kitchen Sink and the Productions, The Fever and The Lieutenant of Inishmore for Company B. Mark lit Helly’s Magic Cup for Windmill Theatre Co.

  • Matthew Gardiner

    Controller Designers

    Matthew is an artist known for his work with origami and robotics. He coined the term Oribot and created the field of art / science research called Oribotics. In 2009, he created his first robotic percussion work Radiobots, manifesting an idea from a vivid dream.
    In 2010, he was one of the inaugural Australian Council funded artists in residence at Ars Electronica Futurelab, where he resided for 6 months creating a new generation of Oribotics. At the conclusion of his residency he had produced his largest ever work, comprising of 50 oribots, 52500 folds, a star exhibit at the Ars Electronica Festival, and a stunning installation in the Ars Electronica Museum.

  • Ray Gardiner

    Controller Designers

    Ray is a technologist/programmer/electronics designer. Ray is one of Australia’s leading experts in embedded industrial control systems for real-time data and image processing. He has working for over 20 years commercially.
    In that time, Ray has designed and implemented industrial control systems ranging from high-speed fruit sorting machines, networked building lighting/security/fire control systems, and computer numeric control routers for guitar shaping. He works from the ground up, developing robust systems for industrial applications. From 2004-2010 he designed the embedded control systems for all the generations of Oribotics.

  • Jude Henshall


    Jude graduated with Honours from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Creative Arts in 2006. Since then, she has worked extensively for flagship, independent and experimental theatre companies across Australia and internationally.Companies include Bell Shakespeare, Ontrorend Goed, State Theatre Company of SA, Windmill Theatre Co and Patch Theatre. Jude is an associate member of The Border Project and a founding member of isthisyours? Film and television credits include Sunshine and Oranges, The Swimming Lesson, Yuri Shima, Wire Through the Heart and Rainshadow.

  • Alirio Zavarce


    Alirio is a multi-award-winning director and theatre maker who has created numerous projects with a variety of companies all across Australia. He is a founding member of The Border Project and has also co-created and performed in all of their 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.

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What the critics say

"The show is enhanced by the usual array of Windmill professional excellence…"

The Advertiser

"A hand-held adventure where the kids get to control the story"

The Sunday Mail

"Interactive multi-media theatre can be hi-tech cutting edge and absolutely down-the-line traditional all in the same bundle, proves Windmill with this piece of joyful, mischievous theatre"

The Advertiser

"The sort of classic story-telling of adventure comics and annuals of yore, complete with cliff-hanger scene-endings"

The Advertiser

"Another quality escapist offering from our national children’s flagship theatre company that will enjoy a long and optional destiny"

The Sunday Mail


  • Writer Finegan Kruckemeyer
  • Director Sam Haren
  • Designer Jonathon Oxlade
  • Composer, Performer David Heinrich
  • Composer Cameron Goodall
  • Lighting Designer Mark Pennington
  • Controller Designers Matthew Gardiner
  • Controller Designers Ray Gardiner
  • Performer Jude Henshall
  • Performer Alirio Zavarce


Escape From Peligro Island is a Windmill Theatre Company production, produced in association with The Border Project.



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