Whoosh! 2020 National Tour announced

Following two recent sold-out seasons at the Arts Centre Melbourne and Sydney Opera House, Performing Lines WA  have just secured funding from Playing Australia to tour Whoosh! to five states and territories next year.

Once again we couldn’t resist sharing with you some of the wonderful feedback we received from presenters and audience members in Melbourne and Sydney. It demonstrates the enormous impact that inclusive theatre experiences have on children with special needs, their families and carers.

The whole experience was thoroughly engaging and heart-warming. Especially watching the connection between the young people and the artists, the care they took to immerse the young people in the theatrical world – was wonderful.

Kelly Clifford, Senior Producer – Families, Youth & Creative Learning, Geelong Arts Centre

What a season, and what a beautiful show it was to bring to our stage here in Melbourne. As always, the audience spoke the loudest, and the reactions were real, passionate, visceral and ultimately so supportive of this work and what it can do to change the lives of kids with a disability.”

Melissa Battersby, Producer – Programming, Arts Centre Melbourne

What a wonderful show! So glad we had the opportunity to see it! We had previously seen Odyssea twice in Sydney and loved that too. Thanks for another fabulous show.”
Lara Lombardi, audience member

My students asked to watch the videos again and again yesterday. I’m so glad it had such an impact on them. “

Caz Clarkson, Glenallen School, VIC

Thank you so much for today. This has raised the passion bar even higher (and I pride myself in accessibility). We are so looking forward to welcoming you to Bunjil Place next year.”

Robin Batt, Head of Programming, Bunjil Place

Dates for Whoosh! 2020 National Tour will be announced later in 2019.

(Photos by Sarah Walker)

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