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
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


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


I Wish... Education Resource Printable PDF including curriculum links, classroom activities, discussion questions and more.
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…
Colour Treasure Hunt Join Lisa for an outdoor treasure hunt exploring our colourful world.
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Australia (2023) Arts Centre Melbourne, 2023
Premiere Season (2021) Adelaide Season and Regional Tour, SA


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.