What happens when someone new comes to town?
The award-winning team behind Grug and the Rainbow return with this interactive, charming tale of unexpected friendship, finding your place in the world and learning to mix things up a little bit.
In Mort’s village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Mort is content living in a tree that produces molly melons for him to eat when it rains and playing with fluffy yellow balls called ‘fuzzles’. Until, one morning, Beep the robot lands in town – ‘Crash! Boom! Bang!’
Who is this noisy stranger that has interrupted Mort’s breakfast molly melon? How will Beep find her way home?
Featuring Windmill’s trademark design, gentle storytelling, music and puppetry, Beep is a beautiful introduction to theatre, guaranteed to spark the imaginations of young audiences.
This production contains the use of strobe lighting, theatrical haze and smoke effects.
General Public: Suitable for ages 2 – 7 and their families
Schools: Suitable for Preschool – Year 2 (Early Stage 1 – Stage 1)
Duration: 35 minutes (No interval)
The performance on Friday 6 May at 10am will be a Relaxed Performance. It has a Sensory Guide to accompany it. Please see the ‘Accessible Performances’ section below, for more information.
The dedicated schools performances are on Friday 6 May at 10am & 12pm. Please see the ‘Schools Bookings and Resources’ section below, for more information and to book.
Cast & Creatives
Sam Haren / Director and Co-Creator
Jonathon Oxlade / Designer and Co-Creator
Katherine Fyffe / Writer and Co-Creator
Chris Petridis / Technical Designer
Luke Smiles / Composer and Sound Designer
Tamara Rewse / Puppet Maker and Consultant
Marshall Tearle / Puppet Maker
06 May 2022 10:00 am
06 May 2022 12:00 pm
07 May 2022 10:00 am
07 May 2022 12:00 pm
(1 free teacher per 10 students)
This production has one or more Relaxed Performances available.
A Sensory Guide is available to download to accompany the Relaxed Performance of this production.
Our theatres are all equipped with space for wheelchairs with strong sight lines and easy access.
Schools Bookings and Resources
Key Information and How to Book
Beep is recommended for Preschool – Year 2 (Early Stage 1 – Stage 1). The dedicated schools performances of this production include:
Friday 6 May at 10am* & 12pm
*This performance will be a Relaxed Performance. Please see the ‘Accessible Performances’ section below for more information
35 minutes (No interval)
Schools Booking Form
To book this production for your school, please click here and complete our Schools Booking Form.
Click here to visit our ‘Information for School Groups’ page to download a copy of our current Risk Assessment and find out more about our venue, getting here, accessibility, education resources and the booking process.
To discuss schools bookings further, please contact Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 or email@example.com
Curriculum Links and Resources
Click here to download the Beep NSW State Curriculum Links
Click here to view the Beep Study Guide
Click here to read the blog, Puppets, 3D Printing and Pop: Bringing Beep to Life
A Handy Guide to Attending the Theatre
Attending the theatre is a magical and exciting experience for all ages. For some of your students, an excursion to The Joan may be their first time seeing live theatre. To ensure you have a positive and memorable time, we have put together a Handy Guide of tips to discuss with your students prior to attending a show.
Relaxed Performance and Sensory Guide
The performance of Beep on Friday 6 May at 10am will be a Relaxed Performance.
Click here to download the Beep Sensory Guide.
What is a Relaxed Performance?
Relaxed performances, screenings or events are designed to reduce anxiety and create a supportive atmosphere for patrons with autism spectrum conditions, learning disability and other sensory and communication needs. There is a relaxed attitude to regular theatre etiquette, such as noise and movement among the audience.
Modifications will differ depending on the event, but can include:
- The doors to the theatre, gallery or venue space being left open to allow audience members to enter and exit as needed; and
- Noise and movement and light and sound effects being toned down or removed.
Where possible, a Visual Story and/or Sensory Guide is provided prior to a Relaxed Event to further assist teachers and students in preparing for their excursion.
What is a Sensory Guide?
A Sensory Guide provides teachers and students/parents and children with a breakdown of sensory triggers throughout the event and when to expect them. These may include audience participation and interaction, changes in lighting and sound or specials effects such as haze.
“A colourful setting, comic puppets and plenty of surprises hold young audience members in thrall.”InDaily
Windmill Theatre Co is supported by the Government of South Australia and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.