Choose your role and get on board our spaceship to WHOOSH into outer space. Are you a Space pilot, navigator, engineer or responsible for communications?

You’ll soon find out as we WHOOSH our spaceship across the galaxy…until we run out of fuel and have to make an emergency landing on mysterious Planet X!!  What strange things will we see, touch, taste and smell on this fantastic planet? And will we ever find a way to WHOOSH ourselves back home??

WHOOSH! is an immersive work that puts children with multiple disabilities and those on the autism spectrum at the centre of action. Kids board a stunning custom-built spaceship for an interstellar adventure. New recruits take-up their own tech stations, taste real space food, propel through hyperdrive, crash-land and explore a strange uncharted planet. Characters and audience work as a team to repair the ship and return to Earth. This highly-tailored production will be suitable for children with a broad range of access needs aged 5 – 12.

With an impressive set and pioneering use of technology, including a digital app to deliver our preparatory material, this is Sensorium Theatre’s most ambitious production to date. Developed over three years, we’ve refined our delivery model, increasing audience agency and overall capacity while maintaining intimate session sizes.

Recognised in Australia as innovators in accessible children’s theatre, fresh from Lincoln Centre Education’s Big Umbrella Festival, we’re poised for international uptake of this exciting new show.

“Perth’s Sensorium Theatre are at the leading edge of theatre, questioning the assumptions that we have about disability and the making and enjoyment of art.”

Senator Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications & the Arts, Senate Question Time


Artistic Directors
  • Michelle Hovane
  • Francis Italiano
  • Michelle Hovane
  • Francis Italiano
  • Jamie David
  • Amity Culver
Composer/Sound Designer
  • Jamie David
Digital & Technology Designer
  • Steve Berrick
Set Designer
  • Matt McVeigh
Costume Designer
  • Cherie Hewson
Produced by
  • Performing Lines WA

Information for Presenters

We are currently seeking presentation partners for 2019 and beyond

Rachael Whitworth Senior Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

This project has been developed over three years and received significant public and private support including Perth Festival, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, Lotterywest, the Cassandra Gantner Foundation and The James Galvin Foundation.

Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.