Switch Witchetty's Almanac of Everything

Children's Shows (theatre, new writing)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are required to have a complimentary ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

The Almanac has been destroyed. Stories of inconvenient love, outrageous adventure and implausible piracy could be lost forever, unless Switch Witchetty (an ambitious fool) can chronicle every story ever told. This Australian production turns original stories into folklore with music, mayhem and ordinary bed sheets. On his quest to complete the Almanac, Switch hears stories such as An Extraordinary Boulder, The Ghastly Little Girl and The Grimacing Ghost and How to Keep an Island in Your Pocket. When the kingdom needs a storyteller, Switch must choose – hero or fool? The adventure continues at pinwheelproductions.space

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Via a door from street level and a lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Patricia Silver 117 days ago

Absolutely delightful. The actors handily play a variety of characters. The props and staging are somewhat sparse because it's the Fringe, but that completely works. The story is charming. I have been in the children's entertainment industry as a performer and producer for decades and rarely does a company deliver such a solid and entertaining show. Not to be missed!

Kathryn Randall 131 days ago

I absolutely loved this show. It has great effects and use of props for such a simple space; the show itself is kid friendly but the humour is grown up enough that it is still a great show to see as adults. It reminds me a little of Canterbury Tales, a central premise with side stories, but the stories themselves are new and innovative and whimsical and entrancing. The songs are catchy and we've been singing them all day as a result. We were unsure going in if we would like it but it is currently our favourite show of the season (Day 2, but 8 shows in). Would absolutely recommend.


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Within Her Words (3.5/5 stars) 106 days ago

Pinwheel Productions bring this fantastical kingdom to life, and tell us the story of Switch Witchetty and his almanac, in which he collects every story from the kingdom to help determine who is the rightful king.

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Musical Theatre Review (3/5 stars) 112 days ago

An intimate and friendly setting keeps the wee ones in the audience onside, clearly enjoying the thrill of theatre. Long may it continue.

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