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BEEP

Produced by Windmill Theatre Co. 

From Adelaide, Australia

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A slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little.
 

In Mort’s village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang… down comes Beep.
 

What is this annoying interruption to Mort's breakfast and the village's daily routine? Who is this noisy robot, and how will she find her home? When Beep’s power source starts to drain and she runs into trouble, will Mort and the other villagers be able to help her? 

 

With Windmill’s trademark design, gentle music and puppetry, BEEP tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to town. A brand new show from the creative team of GRUG and GRUG AND THE RAINBOW.

Best for Grades: Pre K-3rd

Audience Size: Small Venues (250-300 seats maximum)

Please contact us to watch an archival full length recording.

 

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Company Background

Past Tours: Grug, Grug and the Rainbow, Big Bad Wolf

Founded in Adelaide, Australia in 2002, Windmill Theatre Co is a leading producer of quality theatrical work for children, teens and families. Over the last 16 years Windmill has entertained more than 650,000 young people, performing 56 works, including 27 new commissioned works, and 55 regional, national and international tours with stops in 193 cities across 27 countries in this time.

 

Windmill has previously traveled to North America for tours of Plop in 2012, Grug in 2013, Big Bad Wolf in 2016, and Grug and the Rainbow in 2017. Windmill’s co-production with State Theatre Company South Australia, Pinocchio, performed at the New Victory Theatre in New York in 2015.

 

In 2016 Windmill released its first feature film, Girl Asleep, which immediately became a runaway success, and in August 2017, Windmill announced the launch of Windmill Pictures, a new arm of the company dedicated to developing screen projects from its live theatre repertoire.

 

For more information, please visit the company’s website.

 

Artistic Team

Director, Co-Creator Sam Haren

Writer, Co-Creator Katherine Fyffe

Designer, Co-Creator Jonathon Oxlade

Technical Designer Chris Petridis

Composer, Sound Designer Luke Smiles

Puppet Maker, Puppet Consultancy Tamara Rewse
 

Windmill Theatre Co. Team

Artistic Director Rosemary Myers

Executive Producer Kaye Weeks

Critical Acclaim

“A tender tale of friendship for the whole family"

—The Advertiser

"A colourful setting, comic puppets and plenty of surprises hold young audience members in thrall"

—INDAILY

“Forget Star Wars’ BB-8 or Pixar’s WALL-E, Beep is the most endearing robot of them all"

—The Adelaide Review

"If you’ve never taken the family to the theatre before then Beep is definitely the show to start them on their love for theatre, opening their imagination and wonder to a whole new world of entertainment"

— KIDS IN ADELAIDE

"Judging by the smiles, laughter and commentary from the little ones… this is a surefire winner for Windmill"

— ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE

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Gallery of Past Productions

 

Curriculum Connections

  • Fine Arts: Puppetry; Performance; Sound Design.

  • Science: Energy and renewable resources such as Wind and Solar Power; Observing and asking questions about changes in objects and events in the environment around you.

  • Emotional/Social Development: Empathy; Inclusion; Compassion; Friendship; Problem Solving; Inventiveness.

 

Minimum Technical Requirements

  • Load In Time: 4-6 hours
     

  • LOAD IN CREW:
    1 x Stage Crew
    3 x Lighting (Subject to venue minimum crewing requirements)
    1 x Sound (Subject to venue minimum crewing requirements)
    1 x Wardrobe
     

  • PERFORMANCE CREW
    1 x Lighting Technician (Does not operate)
    1 x Stage Crew (to mop / vacuum stage) – This role is not required if the Lighting Technician is able to mop/ vacuum
    1 x Sound Technician – This role is not required if the Lighting Technician is able to turn on/off and check the sound system
     

  • Ideal Stage Size: 33ft width x 26ft depth x 20ft height
    Min. Stage Size: 24ft width x 19ft depth x 11.5ft height
    No wing space needed, either in min or ideal stage size
     

  • Sound needs: The company will provide their own mics for the cast

  • Load Out Time: 3 hours

 

Outreach and Workshops

Sensory Friendly Performances

BEEP  is available as a “sensory friendly” or “relaxed” performance if arranged with the company in advance and with specific direction as to what adjustments are necessary for your venue.