16 Jun 2015

Squaring the Wheel brings fun to School Holidays

The Armitage Centre will host a unique children’s theatre experience these school holidays with the incredible one-man-show Squaring the Wheel to be performed on June 30 and July 1.

Squaring the Wheel combines circus, clowning, strange mechanisms and contraptions, puppetry, magic and music into an unusual, thingamabobbish theatre extravaganza.

A flying broom, 17 balls, 34 metres of bent steel, 483 welded points and 15 marching eggs are just the tip of the iceberg of unexpected, transformed wacky materials and objects.

Unpredictable, funny, touching, highly visual and occasionally out of control, it is a clever theatre adventure for the whole family in thinking out of the box.

Topsy-turvy ways to look at things, teamed with imagination, transform a pile of junk into a resourceful repository of gadgets and circus props, into life and friendship supporting odds and ends, all done in an hilarious and ultimately very human way of complicating simple things.

Following the shows, a free interactive workshop into the science behind the wacky contraptions will be held for those who have attended the performance.

Participants will get inspired to build their own little universe of pulleys, catapults and chain-reaction machines back home.

Registrations for workshops are essential.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au