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Wilbur the Optical Whale to make splash at Moncrieff

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Wilbur the optical whale is coming to the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.

Matilda Theatre Award Winning show Wilbur the Optical Whale is headed to the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 18 May.

With two showing times, the community is invited to support the Indelabilityarts show which is full of circus tricks, magic and lots of laughter and interactive games.

Based on the book by Karen Lee-Roberts, the show tells the story of a glasses-wearing whale named Wilbur who, along with his best friend Cecil the shark, encourages children to accept everyone just as they are.

Director and co-artistic director of Indelabilityarts Catarina Hebbard said the team was excited to return to Bundaberg after its last show, Look Mum No Hands, was performed in the region a few years ago.

“A couple of years ago we bought our show Look Mum No Hands to Bundaberg and we worked closely with IMPACT running workshops and developing pre-show entertainment with some of the IMPACT participants.

“We love the Moncrieff and we are really looking forward to bringing a children’s show to the region.

“We’ve made some great connections previously and we look forward to building on those this time around.”

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The Indelabilityarts show is full of circus tricks, magic and lots of laughter and interactive games.

Catarina said Wilbur the Optical Whale was suitable for any age group and was designed to be interacted with in many different ways.

“This is a show that is suitable for any age and it is designed so that audiences can participate on their own terms as there’s a beautiful message in the show about accepting and celebrating difference,” she said.

“All shows are Auslan interpreted and presented in relaxed format.

“Our target groups are three to eight-year-olds, school groups, kindy, day care and disability groups, however, this show is suitable for anyone of any age and there is something for everyone.

“We love coming to Bundaberg and can’t wait to share Wilbur with everyone.”

You can book your tickets for the upcoming show here.

Indelabilityarts seeks to fill a gap within arts and disability service provision, particularly for school leavers, by offering ongoing, skills-based training in the arts and creating professional artistic opportunities for community members with disabilities.

Event details:
What: Wilbur the Optical Whale
When: Wednesday 18 May
Where: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
Time: 10.30 am or 1 pm

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