Indelabilityarts Returns to Adelaide Fringe Festival with Wilbur the Optical Whale
indelabilityarts is bringing their delightful kids’ show ‘Wilbur the Optical Whale’ to the Hopgood Theatre as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2022.
Playing from March 8, Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Access Award and weekly Innovation Award (2020) ‘Wilbur the Optical Whale’ is the newest instalment from the Brisbane-based company, which employs artists living with a disability to perform stories celebrating difference and promoting inclusivity.
Wilbur the Optical Whale
The disability-inclusive theatre company is set to delight young audiences with the story of Wilbur, a glasses-wearing whale who, along with his best friend Cecil the Shark, encourages children to accept everyone just as they are. The story takes place under the sea, where the audience are taken on an immersive journey to engage with the environment around them.
‘Wilbur the Optical Whale’ is a story fully accessible for all people, promoting friendship, acceptance and celebrating our differences. Incorporating circus, acrobatics, interactive visuals and sound design, ‘Wilbur the Optical Whale’ will take the audience on a deep-sea sensory dive to meet Wilbur and his cheeky friends.
Circus and acrobatics
Written by core ensemble member Karen Lee Roberts, indelabiltyarts is excited to be collaborating with Flipside Circus, Clint Bolster and Elise Greig to bring this story to life with the support of Qld Arts Showcase Program Funding (QASP) through the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (JWCoCA).
The professional ensemble creates original work that communicates the lived experience of each artist across a range of performance modes. Through inclusive practice, indelabilityarts provides opportunities for people with disabilities to access and make work that both reflects their experiences and their needs.
Wilbur the Optical Whale at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2022
‘Wilbur the Optical Whale’ will be the third time the company has performed in the Adelaide Fringe Festival, having previously brought ‘Look Mum…No hands!!! (the Legless Bar Years)’ to Adelaide in 2018 and the debut of Wilbur in 2020. indelabilityarts was the proud recipient of the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Innovation Award and Overall Access Award for Wilbur the Optical Whale.
‘Wilbur the Optical Whale’ is showing at the Adelaide Fringe Festival from March 8 to March 12 2022, playing at the Auditorium at Hopgood Theatre