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.
Regional Touring, Workshops & Schools Performances
WORLD OF WONDER WORKSHOP
Want to create your own 'Box of Wonderings'?
Inspired by The Great Un-Wondering of Wilbur Whittaker, this very special full-day drama workshop takes an intergalactic dive into the endless world of wonderings, daydreams, curiosities, and imaginings that exist inside each and every one of us.
Exploring ideas and themes from the production, the World of Wonder workshop finishes with children creating their very own ‘Box of Wonderings’ which will go on to form part of a whimsical foyer installation that on display in theatre foyers across WA throughout the show's season.
Are you a Teacher?
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.
Dan Giovannoni & Luke Kerridge
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|SET & COSTUME DESIGNER||
|ANIMATION & VIDEO DESIGNER||
Tee Ken Ng
Inspire Program Partners
Barking Gecko Donors
Event and ticketing details
Select your location and date to book tickets.
Dates & Times
|Saturday||9 April - 6.30pm|
|Wednesday||13 April - 10am|
|Thursday||14 April - 2pm , 6.30pm|
|Saturday||16 April - 2pm , 6.30pm|
|Adult||$45.00 - Adults at children's prices|
|Family of 4||$145.00|
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WAGet directions
Smoke / haze
Transaction fees may apply
$3.95-$6.95 (full information available on Ticketing Information page)