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.

“ZOOOM intertwines the ideas of imaginative play with technology in the most delightful ways, bringing to life the incredible things that exist inside a child’s mind.” InDaily
ages 4–8
40 Minutes
Show Warning Haze and lighting effects

Upcoming Dates

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2024 International Tour
Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Arts Festival, New Zealand Book
West Kowloon, Hong Kong Book
“EVERYONE loved it. They were so excited and talked about it for days.” Teacher
“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
“The marrying of technology, the use of the light and the immaculate soundscape, gave off the illusion that we, the audience, were witnessing magic unfold directly in front of our eyes.” Northing Ever Happens in Brisbane


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


ZOOOM Education Resource Printable PDF including curriculum links, classroom activities, discussion questions and more.
Behind the Creation of ZOOOM Learn about the inspiration and creative process behind our multi-award-winning show ZOOOM from Artistic Director Geoff Cobham.
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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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Visual Storytelling Share the wonder of visual storytelling with children using these imagery-based activities.
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Galaxy Jar Create your own miniature galaxy in a jar.
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ZOOOM colour in Colour in the characters from ZOOOM! Brighten up these intergalactic creatures designed by Luku Kuku.
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CD Rainbow Activity Make a magical rainbow on the wall using a CD
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ZOOOM Booklist Explore the themes of ZOOOM through picture books, chapter books, and non-fiction books.
Storytime with Temeka: Harold and the Purple Crayon Temeka reads Harold and Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
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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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Mirrors and Reflection Explore reflection and the magic of mirrors with these simple activities.
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Flying Mirror Bird 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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ZOOOM Character Activities Colour in ZOOOM alien characters, design your own alien and make your alien move!
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Shadow Drawing Create artworks of your favourite toys using their shadows!
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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


US & Canada Tour (2023) Burlington, VT USA – The Flynn
Kalamazoo, MI USA – Comstock Community Auditorium
Millersville, PA USA – Winter Center, Millersville University
Winnipeg, MB Canada – Manitoba Theatre for Young People
Ottawa, ON Canada – Ottawa Children's Festival
Toronto, ON Canada – Harbourfront Centre
Vancouver, BC Canada – Vancouver International Children's Festival
South Australian Tour (2023) Adelaide Festival Centre, SA
Hopgood Theatre – Noarlunga, SA
Chaffey Theatre – Renmark, SA
Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre – Mt Gambier, SA
Northern Festival Centre – Pt Pirie, SA
Middleback Arts Centre – Whyalla, SA
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 – Adelaide, 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


The touring of this in-theatre performance would not be possible without the generous support of our our partners: