Riverside and Junkyard Beats presents
THE BOX SHOW
In the hands of Junkyard Beats, ordinary household items are transformed into extraordinary musical instruments and unwanted junk comes alive in exciting and surprising ways!
The Box Show excites the imagination of children and adults alike. We follow four characters during their daily activities in a world made of cardboard boxes and junk. The contents of an abandoned kitchen and wheelie bins become the greatest drum set in the world; Plastic bags are an amazing musical instrument and the human body becomes a unique sound machine.
Tag along for a day in the life of a bunch of musical misfits as they reinvigorate the junk that the world has forgotten.
Learn about sustainability with this high energy, imaginative music-in-education performance combining drumming, dance, theatre and comedy. With a language of gibberish and rhythm, this show is accessible to any age and nationality. You won’t look at a cardboard box the same way after watching this show!
Book tickets on this page for the live, in person performance at Riverside Theatres Parramatta. If you’re looking for the Digital Show click here.
Suitable for ages 3+ and their families
This show contains audience interaction and some audience members will have the opportunity to interact in the show. The show has its own COVID safe plan and interaction will be within COVIDsafe guidelines. This show also contains strobe lighting.
Note: This show has a reduced transaction fee of $2
Riverside’s front doors along with performance venue doors will open simultaneously 40 minutes before the show.
This performance is also being livestreamed so please be in your seats 15 minutes before the show commences for a briefing.
Studio audiences may appear on camera, please advise our Box Office if you do not wish to be filmed.
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JUNKYARD BEATS WORKSHOP
Wednesday 30 September at 2:30pm – 3:30pm AEST
The Junkyard Beats interactive workshop experience invites children/adults to band together to create their own Junkyard Orchestra.
With Junkyard Beats workshops, children/adults will be taken on a creative journey of discovery, exploring the connection between creative recycling, music and teamwork.
One person’s trash proves another’s treasure as our highly energetic music-in-education performers combine drumming, dance, theatre and comedy to create a unique and captivating experience.
This workshop will be socially distanced in our Studio, places are limited.
Suitable for ages 4 +
Workshops will take place in our Riverside Studio which has a separate entrance at 353 Church St and is clearly sign posted. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the workshop.
Children must be supervised by an adult. The adult can attend for free but we only have space for one adult for each child.
Please review our Patron Safety Information before you visit us at Riverside.
Tickets will be sold as General Admission and your seats will be allocated 48 hours before the performance in our socially distanced theatres. Please advise us if your booking isn’t for a family or household group so we can seat you safely.
It is also important that if you are unwell you stay home, we have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through your exchange and refund options.
We encourage the use of masks to help protect our community.
Oded Prior – Founder and Creative Director of Junkyard Beats Oded was born and raised in Israel and started to play the drums when he was 13 years old. He began experimenting with objects lying around his home to create sounds and discovered that anything can be a drum, including the human body. Oded is highly skilled in body percussion and junk percussion. He has also trained in hip-hop dance, drumming, acting, cajón, djembe and hang drum. After years of touring with some of the world’s top rhythm and percussion groups, Oded has found true passion in connecting communities and spreading environmental awareness all over the globe through music and creative recycling. He has taught rhythm workshops and master classes around the world and recently did a TEDX talk about his rhythmical journey. Nigel Turner-Carroll – Director of The Box Show Award winning director and actor Nigel Turner-Carroll’s credits include The Tap Pack which has most recently featured on The West End after touring Berlin, Beijing 2017 and Edinburgh Fringe festival 2016, winning The Spirit of the Fringe Award. Recently moving into the position of Resident Director on Grease the Arena Spectacular, Movement/Assistant Director for Wayne Harrison on Melba the Musical and choreographer for the staged version of David Walliams’ book Billionaire Boy which also played at the Sydney Opera House. He has directed and Co-Written multiple cabarets including Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham’s cabaret, Twists and Turns which received accolades in it’s first season in the Spiegel Tent at Perth Fringe World 2014. Winner-Best Cabaret and nominated Critics Choice Award, as well as his second show Under the Covers premiering earlier this year. Back to Bacharach , Starring Casey Donovan, Liza Meets Bassey and The Real Thing both for Monique Montez.