Wilbur the Optical Whale | Art & Circus Workshops | Adelaide Fringe | 7-12 Mar 2022

Wilbur the Optical Whale

Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Access Award and weekly Innovation Award (2020) ‘Wilbur the Optical Whale’ returns to Adelaide in 2022.

Based on the book by Karen Lee Roberts, Wilbur the Optical Whale’ is a ‘tale’ about friendship, acceptance, and celebrating difference. Wilbur and Cecil are the best of friends and one day while playing hide and seaweed, they are set upon by the Starfish Meanie Gang.  How do they get out of this one?

‘Wilbur’ is an immersive, interactive and accessible performance for children aged 3+. Set in an exquisitely crafted underwater world full of fun, interactive play, stunning circus tricks, digital and visual imagery, and music.

All performances are Auslan interpreted, and are presented as ‘relaxed’.

Showing at the Hopgood Theatre, Ramsay Pl, Noarlunga Centre from 8-12 March 2022. Tickets $20-$25 / Family $85


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Wilbur The Optical Whale Art & Circus Workshops

Colonnades will be hosting some FREE workshops prior to the Wilbur The Optical Whale theatre shows.

In partnership with Indelabilityarts, Colonnades Shopping Centre will be hosting art and circus workshops. The art produced in the workshops will be used as part of the interactive visuals in the Theatre Production of Wilbur the Optical Whale, at the Hopgood Theatre. So children attending both the art workshop and corresponding show will get to see their artwork brought to life.

Workshop Schedule:

  • Workshop 1: Art or Circus – Monday 7 March 2022 at 4pm. (This workshop will cover Tuesday & Wednesday shows)
  • Workshop 2: Art or Circus – Tuesday 8 March 2022 at 4pm. (This workshop will cover Thursday & Friday shows)
  • Workshop 3: Art or Circus – Thursday 10 March 2022 at 4pm (This workshop will cover the Saturday show)

Suitable for 3+, workshop bookings are essential and spaces are limited. The art and circus sessions will run at the same time. Sessions will run for approximately 40 minutes each.

Colonnades Shopping Centre | 54 Beach Road, Noarlunga Centre


Please note that attendance at the workshop does not include admittance to the Theatre Production at Hopgood Theatre. 

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Fringe website or Colonnades website.

What:  Wilbur The Optical Whale 

When:   8-12 March 2022

Where: Hopgood Theatre, Ramsay Pl, Noarlunga Centre

Who:   Ages 3+ 

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Adelaide Fringe & Colonnades website


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