Meet Tabitha Treadle. Her life is about to completely change. She travels through time making sure that anything that goes “Choo! Choo!”, “Ding! Ding!” or “Beep! Beep!” is in tip-top condition but this time her watch has stopped. With the help of the audience, she must solve the clues to get it working again before all the transport grinds to a halt! Can you help?
All Aboard! is a delightful site-specific performance for children about the joy of travel and how to move on when things change in your life. Children (and their carers) are given a headset and sent on an audio immersive, theatrical adventure hopping on and off the Light Rail.
As Tabitha travels on her quest to save transport, the places she passes unlocks voices from her and the city’s past. All Aboard! is a story about travel, identity and the ways we discover new things about ourselves to build resilience. Perfect for any city with a light rail, tram or train system!
PREMIERED: 7-11 March 2016, Gold Coast Light Rail. 2016 Bleach* Festival Commission
WATCH excerpt from ALL ABOARD! HERE.
CREATIVIE TEAM: Writers: Elise Greig & Kate Shearer Direction: Kate Shearer Original music: Elise Greig & Tony Byrne Sound: Guy Webster Cast: Louise Brehmer and Elise Greig Voices: Archer Greig-Lawson, Charlie Greig-Byrne, Finley Greig-Byrne, Walt Webster-Curran
ALL ABOARD! ON YOUR TRAM OR TRAIN:
RESIDENCY AND DEVELOPMENT
The show tours with a company of professional artists that will be in residence for 2 weeks. During this time we will custom make the production to your site and your community using the history and stories of real people and feature landmarks (either present or ones no longer there) along the rail journey in your town.
In the be-spoke development of ALL ABOARD! in your city, we will train and develop site-specific skills your local theatre artists integrating them into the production.