All grown-ups were children once. Although few of them remember it.

There was a time, long ago, when Wilbur Whittaker’s mind would wander and wonder, but these days he cares more about sensible things like neck-ties and… fences.

As a boy, Wilbur kept his wonderings in a special shoebox, but as he grew up and followed the path of 'What Was Best' and 'Doesn’t That Sound More Sensible', he forgot all about his wonderings and his plans for one day.

That is until Wilbur is visited by a collections officer from 'The Bureau' – a recycling agency for long forgotten wonderings. Wilbur surrenders his special shoebox only to discover that without it, he begins to disappear. With time running out before he is un-wondered forever, Wilbur is drawn into an epic adventure that takes him to the furthest reaches of the galaxy.

From the writer/director duo behind 2021’s sell-out smash hit HOUSE and Helpmann Award-winning Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories, comes a brand new Australian play about creativity, growing up and living outside of the box. An intergalactic adventure for intergenerational audiences, this 80s inspired electric dream is a heartfelt and irreverent escapade for the whole family.

Schools Performances

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Head to our CREATIVE LEARNING pages to find out more about the Schools performances and how you can bring your students to The Great Un-Wondering of Wilbur Whittaker.

 

 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

CAST

Adriano Cappelletta
Grace Chow
Alexandria Steffensen

 

STORY

Dan Giovannoni & Luke Kerridge

CONCEPT & DIRECTION

Luke Kerridge

WRITER

Dan Giovannoni

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

Jonathon Oxlade

COMPOSER

Claudio

SOUND DESIGNER

Tim Collins

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Lucy Birkinshaw

Development Partner

Inspire Program Partners

Foundation Partner

Barking Gecko Donors

Government Partners

Event and ticketing details

Tickets

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Accessibility

Auslan Interpreted
Audio Described
Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

Saturday 9 April - 6.30pm
Tuesday 12 April - 10am , 2pm
Wednesday 13 April - 10am
Thursday 14 April - 2pm , 6.30pm
Saturday 16 April - 2pm , 6.30pm

Tickets

Adult $45.00 - Adults at children's prices
Children $45.00
Concession $35.00
Family of 4 $145.00

Location

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

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Event notes

Duration

Approx. 65mins

Warnings

Smoke / haze
Strobe effects

Transaction fees may apply

$3.95-$6.95 (full information available on Ticketing Information page)

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