I Wish...

An acrobatic adventure exploring all the things we could be

I Wish… is an exciting collaboration between two internationally renowned South Australian companies – leaders in children’s performance Patch Theatre and boundary-pushing circus company Gravity & Other Myths.

People are made of stuff – good stuff and bad stuff, happy and sad stuff, stinky, odd, boring, dangerous, funny, sparkling potions of stuff. People also have secret ingredients – what could your secret ingredient be?

Enter a world of colour and creativity as performers imagine all the things they could be – from an astronaut to a unicorn, and everything in between. While exploring their feelings and differences on stage, they reveal the magic of individuality.

Featuring gravity-defying acrobatics, stunning visuals, and playful humour, I Wish… is an unforgettable live performance experience.

Gravity & Other Myths is an Australian circus company pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus. Their work utilises an honest approach to performance to create shows with a focus on human connection and acrobatic virtuosity.

“I Wish… is a visually stunning spectacle of lights, circus feats and self-exploration” Play & Go
4–8 year olds and their families
In-Theatre
50 Minutes
Show Warning Haze and lighting effects

Upcoming Dates

Unfortunately there are no upcoming dates.
South Australia School Performances
Pt Pirie, SA – Northern Festival Centre Book
Whyalla, SA – Middleback Arts Centre Book
Renmark, SA – Chaffey Theatre Book
Mt Gambier, SA – Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre Book
Australian Tour 2024
Nunawading, VIC – The Round Book
Launceston, TAS – Princess Theatre Book
Burnie, TAS – Burnie Arts Book
Hobart, TAS – Theatre Royal Book
Alice Springs, NT – Araluen Arts Centre Book
Darwin, NT – Darwin Festival, Darwin Entertainment Centre (family performance) Book
Darwin, NT – Darwin Festival, Darwin Entertainment Centre (school performance) Book
Bendigo, VIC – The Capital Book
Dubbo, NSW – Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre Book
Geelong, VIC – Geelong Arts Centre Book
“An extraordinary piece of theatre.” Australian Stage
“Colourful, physical, funny yet thought provoking and providing an experience for a wide range of ages (including adults!)” The Barefoot Review

Credits

Geoff Cobham Creator
Darcy Grant Creator
Luke Smiles Composer
Will Spartalis Composer
Michelle 'Maddog' Delaney Designer/Maker
Alexander Hatchard Technical Designer
Renate Henschke Costume Designer
Luku Animation
Lisa Goldsworthy 2024 Cast Member + Original Cast/Maker
Amanda Lee 2024 Cast Member
Tommy Matthewman 2024 Cast Member
Violetta Van Geyzel 2024 Cast Member
Briony Hunt Touring stage manager
Ayden Martin Technician
Zoë Dunwoodie Original Cast/Maker
Wakara Gondarra Original Cast/Maker
Simon McClure Original Cast/Maker

Learn

I Wish... Education Resource Printable PDF including curriculum links, classroom activities, discussion questions and more.
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Behind the Creation of I Wish... Learn about the inspiration and creative process behind I Wish... from Geoff Cobham and Darcy Grant.
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Colour Chromatography Activity In this simple STEM activity, children learn about colour mixing and separation in a hands-on way. Using a coffee filter and black marker, discover the different colours that make up black ink.
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Elements of Drama: Movement Building blocks for drama-based learning
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CD Rainbow Activity Make a magical rainbow on the wall using a CD
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Rainbow Water Wheel An exciting STEM activity to try at home or at school! Mix colours in a magical way with I Wish… performer and maker Zoë…
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Storytime with Temeka: All the Ways to be Smart Find a comfy spot to share the affirming and award-winning Australian picture book All the Ways to be Smart with Patch pal Temeka.
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Wishing Window Let your wishes shine with colour and light.
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Storytime with Temeka: The Story of Ferdinand Enjoy this classic tale of quiet individuality with Patch pal Temeka.
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Feelings on Faces How do people show feelings on their faces? Try your hand at drawing facial expressions…
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Colour Treasure Hunt Join Lisa for an outdoor treasure hunt exploring our colourful world.
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Tours

Australia (2023) Arts Centre Melbourne, 2023
Premiere Season (2021) Adelaide Season and Regional Tour, SA

Supporters

The development and touring of this in-theatre work would not be possible without our partners This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.