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Unleash your children upon the 2018 AWESOME Festival with so many activities, hands on workshops and theatre shows, from September 28th to October 12th. Proudly supported by principal partner BHP the 2018 AWESOME Festival has another exceptional program of events on offer this school holidays and this is your guide to the shows you won’t want to miss. From interactive workshops to puppetry, clowning and contemporary dance, the whole family will leave these events feeling inspired and uplifted.

Shows for the whole family

Presented by Wesfarmers Arts at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

Ann-Droid, 4+

Oct 4 – 6

The magical show combines theatre with the world of high calbre, digital technology through the use of high-tech costumes, projected animations and 3D experiences.

Ruby’s Wish, 7+

Oct 1 – 8

Exquisite puppetry, comedy, animation, beatboxing and clowning, this theatre production will leave you wanting to create your own fantasy wonderland.

AWESOME Festival Opening at UWA

Pianist and Prankster, 6+

Sep 28 – 29

For lovers of classic music and theatre, this inspiring show follows Simon Tedeschi’s musical journey of life, from his first public performance at the Sydney Opera House at only 8 years old, to the famous Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York.

Early Childhood shows 3-5 years

Four Go Wild in Wellies (Contemporary Dance)

Oct 3 – 6

Scotland’s inclusive professional dance company, Indepen-dance, presents a brand-new, contemporary dance show for families that revolves around built, broken and mended friendships.

McNirt Hates Dirt

Oct 1 – 6

This engaging, interactive and organic theatre show comedically follows their journey through music, original poetry and funny stories, perfect for families with children.

Hands-On and Interactive experiences

Audioplay: The Turners, 7+ (Interactive story-telling)

Oct 2 – 7

Based on Mick Elliott’s books “The Turners,” the immersive audio experience follows the story of Leo and Abbie. Plug in headphones and jump into their world and become the characters of this action-packed adventure.

Cause and Effect, 7+ (Tinker space and machine building workshops)

Oct 1 – 7

Unleash your creativity, problem solving skills and work as a team, together with Jens, to transform items like used broom and kitchen scales, into a new part of the machine. ‘

Each day the contraption will grow, building a unique chain-reaction machine.

Legendary Local Works

Valentine, 5+ (Theatre/Puppetry)

Oct 10

This heart-warming show combines clowning with the visually stimulating effects of shadow puppetry to explore Valentine’s story of loss and love.

Cheeky Monkeys – A Pint-Sized Theatre Project, 7+ (Theatre)

Oct 1

Directors aged 9-12 are handed the task of directing two adult actors in short plays written by year 9 students from Mt Lawley Senior High School’s Specialist Visual and Performing Arts program.

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