Riverside presents A Windmill Theatre Company Production
“A tender tale of friendship.” – The Advertiser
In Mort’s village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang…down comes Beep. What is this annoying interruption to Mort’s breakfast molly melon? Who is this noisy robot girl, and how will she find her home?
Featuring Windmill’s (Grug and the Rainbow) trademark design, gentle storytelling, music and puppetry, Beep tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to town.
Suitable for ages 2 – 7 and their families
Winner: Best Work or Event Outside a Festival
Finalist: Best Work, Event or Project for Young People
Finalist: People’s Choice
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Director and Co-Creator
Designer and Co-Creator
Writer and Co-Creator
Composer and Sound Designer
Mort Puppet Maker and Puppet Consultancy
Beep Puppet Maker
Photo and Design
Photo by Shane Reid. Design by Carnival Studios
SUITABLE FOR YEARS K – 2
(Early Stage 1 – Stage 1)
From the Program Coordinator…
A robot, puppets, music, and an unlikely friendship – what’s not to like? Fantastic as a first live theatre experience for younger students, this show has a beautiful story that can be used as a catalyst to studying narrative structure and characterisation, as well as themes of accepting change and embracing our own uniqueness along with the differences in others.
Curriculum Links and Resources
Download the Curriculum Links here: Beep Curriculum Links
Click here to read the Study Guide
Riverside’s Risk Assessment
Download the Risk Assessment here: Risk Assessment 2020
Download a sample of a generic risk assessment here: Sample – Generic Risk Assessment
Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside
The text or dialogue used in this production is limited or simple.
This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.