ZOOOM

A lost star finds its way home

Unable to sleep, a child goes on an imaginary adventure throughout the universe.

Using original music, lasers and projections, ZOOOM brings the audience on an adventure to help a lost star find 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.

ZOOOM begins at home or in the classroom, as we invite our audience to “bring a piece of dark” to the show. Upon arrival, their dark is exchanged for their own personal light – a little spark that will keep them safe and guide them through the interactive performance.

Captivating and heartfelt, ZOOOM is an immersive performance that explores what dreams are made of.

“A voyage of surprise and wonderment ...applause all round” The Barefoot Review
3–10 Year Olds
In-Theatre
40 Minutes

Upcoming Dates

South Australia School Performances
Adelaide, SA – Adelaide Festival Centre Book
Noarlunga, SA – Hopgood Theatre Book
Renmark, SA – Chaffey Theatre Book
Mt Gambier, SA – Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre Book
Pt Pirie, SA – Northern Festival Centre Book
Whyalla, SA – Middleback Arts Centre Book
Adelaide Family Performances
Adelaide, SA – Adelaide Festival Centre Book
US & Canada Tour
Burlington, USA – The Flynn Book
Kalamazoo, USA – Comstock Community Auditorium – SOLD OUT Book
Millersville, USA – Winter Center, Millersville University Book
Winnipeg, Canada – Manitoba Theatre for Young People
Ottawa, Canada – Ottawa Children's Festival
Toronto, Canada – Fleck Dance Theatre
Vancouver, Canada – Vancouver International Children's Festival Book
“ZOOOM is utterly delightful” The Advertiser
“Just loved it, very high quality and extremely engaging. The children could not take their eyes off the stage.” Teacher

Credits

Geoff Cobham Creator
Dave Brown Creator
Roz Hervey Creator
Temeka Lawlor Creator & Cast
Angus Leighton Creator & Cast
Jason Sweeney Composer
Michelle 'Maddog' Delaney Designer
Chris Petridis Technical Designer
Alexander Hatchard Technical Designer
Luku Animator

Learn

ZOOOM Education Resource Printable PDF including curriculum links, classroom activities, discussion questions and more.
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A Piece of Dark Meet the keeper of the dark in this introduction to the ZOOOM foyer activity.
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Storytime with Temeka: Harold and the Purple Crayon Temeka reads Harold and Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
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Galaxy Jar Create your own miniature galaxy in a jar.
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Colour Treasure Hunt Join Lisa for an outdoor treasure hunt exploring our colourful world.
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Wishing Window Let your wishes shine with colour and light.
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CD Rainbow Activity Make a magical rainbow on the wall using a CD
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Elements of Drama: Space Building blocks for drama-based learning
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Light Painting Create stunning artworks with lights and a phone.
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Flying Mirror Bird Activity Draw a bird and send it on an adventure around your home.
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Storytime with Temeka: The Dark Temeka reads The Dark by Lemony Snicket
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Awards

Ruby Award Best Work, Event or Project for Young People in 2021
Independent Arts Foundation Award Innovation from The Adelaide Critics Circle Awards in 2019

Tours

International Tour (2023) Burlington, VT USA
Kalamazoo, MI USA
Millersville, PA USA
Winnipeg, MB Canada
Ottawa, ON Canada
Toronto, ON Canada
Vancouver, BC Canada
Adelaide, SA Australia
Noarlunga, SA Australia
Renmark, SA Australia
Mt Gambier, SA Australia
Pt Pirie, SA Australia
Whyalla, SA Australia
Australian Tour (2022) Cairns Children’s Festival, QLD
Riverside Theatres Parramatta, NSW
Theatre Royal, TAS
Brisbane Festival, QLD
Sydney Opera House, NSW
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, NSW
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, WA
Perth University Theatres, WA
Albany Entertainment Centre, WA
Australian Tour (2021) DreamBIG Children’s Festival, SA
Horsham Town Hall, VIC
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, NSW
Orange Civic Theatre, NSW
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, NSW
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, NSW
Premiere Season (2019) Adelaide Season and Regional Tour, SA

Supporters

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