An interactive and action-packed adventure for little ones.

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A Windmill Theatre Co Production

When two tiny rabbits get frightened by an apple falling from above, the anticipation of it happening again and again leads to an interactive and action-packed adventure.

Can our little fluffy heroes overcome their fear, and will they outwit the big, scary block-rocking bear?

Specially crafted to provide preschool audiences with intimate and non-threatening first theatrical experiences, this is a show full of invention and theatrical magic as the performers duck, dive and do their level best to stop the terrible plop!

Plop! follows seasons of Cat and Boom Bah as the third installment in our ‘Picture Book to Performance’ partnership with The Advertiser’s Little Big Book Club.

Commissioned with support from Come Out and presented as part of Come Out 2009. The Terrible Plop published by Penguin 2009.

  • Recommended for age
  • Theatre
  • 30 minutes

Meet the Cast & Creative Team

  • Sam Haren


    Sam is a Creative Director of Sandpit, a company who create immersive, personal experiences that change people. From 2002-2012 he was Artistic Director of The Border Project, and directed/co-directed all of the company’s work in this time. For Windmill Theatre Co, he has directed Plop!, Grug and Grug and the Rainbow, as well as interactive experience My Room.

    He also co-directed Skeleton with Larissa McGowan (Adelaide Festival 2013 & Dance Massive/Malthouse), directed and choreographed Theatrical Trailer for Alien 5 (ADT Ignition 2007 & 2008) and The Game is Not Over (ADT Ignition 2006).

  • DJ TR!P

    Composer, Musician

    DJ TR!P is a multi-award winning producer, composer and performer of electronic music. Over the past 17 years he has built an impressive repertoire of live compositions for his club sets, a variety of high profile contemporary theatre, dajude and film productions, as well as for festival openings, launches and major cultural events. During his career DJ TR!P has also been in various musical collaborations with artists/acts such as The New Pollutants, Cooperblack, Echelon, Climbs and Brian Ritchie from Violent Femmes. As a live performing act and DJ he has played at numerous national and international venues, festivals and events.

  • Geoff Cobham


    Geoff has worked as an Event Producer, Production Manager, Lighting Designer, Set Designer, Public Artist and Venue Designer. His work has ranged from many smaller innovative productions at the Performance Space, Queens Theatre, Belvoir St, Red Shed and non-theatre venues to large scale theatre/dance productions, festivals, art exhibitions, events, museums and venue creation. With his company Bluebottle he has designed many lighting installations and lit public artworks, buildings, landscapes and freeways. He received a Churchill Fellowship in 2010 to study Outdoor Theatre in Europe. This led to the creation of Barrio; inspired by the “participatory theatre” movement currently sweeping Europe.

  • Katherine Fyffe

    Creative Consultant

    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.

  • Nathan O’Keefe


    Nathan’s recent theatre highlights include co-creating and performing in the Helpmann award-winning Me and My Shadow for Patch Theatre (New Vic, 2013); multi-award-winning Pinocchio (Windmill Theatre Co); Ruby Award-winning Man Covets Bird for Slingsby and Windmill Theatre Co’s Helpmann-nominated Grug. His other career highlights include Thursday, Harbinger, This Uncharted Hour and The Hypochondriac (Brink Productions); Masquerade, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hedda Gabler, King Lear and The Comedy of Errors (Bell Shakespeare), and The Comedy of Errors (Bell Shakespeare and State Theatre Company of SA). Nathan’s film and TV credits include Alexandra’s Project, Broken Hill, All Saints and the upcoming mini-series Deadline Gallipoli.

  • Nadia Rossi


    Nadia Rossi graduated from Flinders University Drama Centre in 2006. Her theatre credits include The Green Sheep (Assitej Festival, Hong Kong, USA, New Zealand and Australian tour), CAT (Assitej Festival and South Australian regional tour) and PLOP! (USA and Australian tour) (Windmill Theatre Co). She has also performed in The Book Show (Splash Theatre Company). She has also performed in The Memory of Water and Three Sisters (State Theatre Company of SA). In the 2009 Adelaide Fringe Nadia performed in Make Me Honest, Make Me Wedding Cake (winner of the inSPACE Development Award, Adelaide Fringe 2009) the first original work from her ensemble theatre company isthisyours? which they followed with Best We Forget in the 2010 Adelaide Fringe. Nadia is a proud member of Equity.

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"Pitch-perfect expression for little ones."

Time Out New York

"This 35-minute show offers surprise after surprise, eliciting giggles from grown-ups too."

New York Times

"This show has only one lesson: all you need is an apple, and you can have a ball."

New York Times

"One Good Apple."

Sunday Mail

"Cleverly devised, designed and directed."

Sunday Mail

"The little children make a party of the whole show... squeals of laughter as well as gasps of amazement. "

The Advertiser

"Plop makes a big splash."

The Advertiser


  • Director Sam Haren
  • Composer, Musician DJ TR!P
  • Designer Geoff Cobham
  • Creative Consultant Katherine Fyffe
  • Cast Nathan O’Keefe
  • Cast Nadia Rossi


Artwork: Jonathon Oxlade, Linehan Scott Design, Andrew Joyner.

Commissioned with support from Come Out and presented as part of Come Out 2009. The Terrible Plop published by Penguin 2009.



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