for 2-5 year olds
"Look will do for your child what the very best theatre does for you. A truly wonderful children’s work"
Australian Stage Online
We arrive in a place and space unknown, and meeting in the middle we discover each other as strangers, then as friends. Surrounded by things both strange and familiar, together we look for possibilities, conduct experiments of play, and build a world. All on our own.
Be taken on a journey of joy, imagination and transformation as this intimate production unfolds a gentle story of resilience and friendship, using exquisite physical storytelling, object theatre, and interactivity. Look involves both performance and interactive play component where the audience is invited to play with the performers within the space.
'Look', is the first culmination of 'Play Project', an extensive research initiative into the mechanics of children's play, and has been designed as an ideal first-time theatre experience for very young children to enjoy alongside their families, carers and teachers.
Director: Thom Browning
Producer: Fiona MacDonald
Performers/Co-Devisors: Verena Curr, Nathan Stoneham
Design: Josh McIntosh
Costume Design: Selene Cochrane
Sound Design: Thom Browning, Nathan Stoneham
Lighting Design: Matthew Strachan
Dramaturgs: Mark Radvan, Sean Mee
This project was created with the support of Brisbane Powerhouse, The Concourse, and The Australia Council for the Arts.
Images: Yan Chen, Thom Browning
Imaginary Theatre have created this resource, 'Look & Play', for parents, carers, teachers or any adult accompanying children to our performance for 2-5 year olds, 'Look'.
It has been written to give information, background and ideas on what our performance is, how you and the children might experience it, and what can be done before and after the show to get the most of the work.
Brisbane Powerhouse, Premiere, July 2012
ASSITEJ Korea Summer Festival, Seoul, August 2012
Aha! International Theatre Festival for Children, Bangalore, July 2013
Brisbane Powerhouse, August 2013
The Events Centre, Caloundra, September 2013
Redland Performing Arts Centre, Redlands, November 2014
Come Out Children’s Festival, Adelaide, May 2015
Look is currently available for touring.
This is an intimate theatre production with an audience capacity of 60 people, with a touring party of 4. It features a rich and unique design which sees the show performed to the audience all within a soft free standing structure that forms an immersive space.