WILBUR THE OPTICAL WHALE
Based on the book by Karen Lee Roberts
Presented by Metro Arts and Brisbane Festival
A fully immersive, interactive and accessible story for children about friendship and celebrating difference.
Created by inclusive theatre company indelabilityarts, Wilbur the Optical Whale is a fully immersive, interactive and accessible story for children about friendship and celebrating difference.
Using alternative storytelling methods, including interactive media with integrated Auslan, circus, music, movement and spoken word, this heartwarming production delivers a strong anti-bullying message and promotes acceptance.
All performances are relaxed allowing audiences to engage with the work on their own terms in a calm and inviting ‘underwater’ setting.
UNDERWATER SEA-SQUAD WORKSHOP
After purchasing tickets to a performance of Wilbur the Optical Whale you will receive an invitation to attend a FREE Underwater Sea-Squad Workshop prior to the show. Children choose an underwater sea creature to create using a variety of visual art methods, textures and colours while exploring themes of kindness, empathy and celebrating difference. When they attend the show, they will see their photographed artwork incorporated into the performance, and will know that they had a part to play in creating the magical underwater world of Wilbur the Optical Whale.
Book one of the Wilbur performances to receive your workshop invitation!
Workshop 1: Tue 21 Sep 11am
Artwork created in Workshop 1 will be included in the performances on Wed 22 Sep & Thu 23 Sep.
Workshop 2: Thu 23 Sep 2:30pm
Artwork created in Workshop 2 will be included in the performances on Fri 24 Sep & Sat 25 Sep.
Wed 22 – Sat 25 Sep, 2021
Wed – Sat 10:30am
Thu & Sat 1pm
New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End
General Admission $25 + booking fee
Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased
AGES + WARNINGS
Suitable for ages 3+. All performances will be relaxed and spaces will support needs of audiences. Please note – a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.
Image by Nick Morrissey
Brisbane Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council. Wilbur the Optical Whale is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Federal Government through the Department of Social Services; Information, Linkages and Capacity Building program, Brisbane City Council, Flipside Circus, Civic Solutions and the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund.
We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information.