A lost star finds its way home.
Inspired by iconic children’s book “Harold and The Purple Crayon”, ZOOOM channels the same philosophy – a child who makes sense of their world through art. The show is driven by the power of ‘child logic’, combined with the magic of science.
Using original music, lasers and projections, the performance takes the audience on an immersive journey. The science of animation from pixel to line to animation is unpacked, as miniature worlds are blown up to be larger than life.
Combining old school whimsy with state of the art technology, ZOOOM is an enchanting story of a child alone in her bedroom, unable to sleep and curious to understand. She begins a transformational journey with light and discovers that the dark is a magical place. Adventures happen and with the assistance of the audience, the girl discovers a community of people who can help her solve problems.
Part music video, part dream, ZOOOM is a show about all sorts of perspective from South Australia’s internationally renowned Patch Theatre.
ZOOOM begins at home or in the classroom, as we invite our audience to bring a piece of dark to the show. They arrive and their dark is exchanged for their own personal light – a little spark that will keep them safe and help guide them through the interactive sessions of the show.
Haze effects used during this performance.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts its arts funding and advisory body
Cast & Team
Creators Geoff Cobham, Dave Brown, Roz Hervey, Temeka Lawlor, Angus Leighton
Composer Jason Sweeney
Designer Michelle Delaney
Technical Designers Chris Petridis, Alexander Hatchard
Date 24 & 25 August
Duration 45 mins
Cost Free to schools selected through the EOI process. Limited number available.
Join Patch to explore concepts of light, darkness and shadows in an exciting hands-on workshop. More details to come in 2021.
Patch Theatre has been making professional theatre for 4–8 year old children and their families from their home in South Australia since 1972. Patch Theatre have produced 110 unique theatre works and performed to over 1.85 million children around the world. They provides inspirational, design-rich theatre experiences to over 40,000 children each year. Express interest in joining a workshop via the Booking Form.
An education kit will be provided including classroom ready activities.
Bookings & Enquiries can be made to BREC’s Education Team online via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 08 9792 3111.