AWESOME FESTIVAL 2022 | Creation Creation | 4.5 Stars

Review | Laura Money

Windmill Theatre Company present the big questions – and some of the answers in the fun and chaotic Creation Creation. Dressed in lab jumpsuits, surrounded by various white cardboard objects the two crash test dummies set out to answer life’s burning questions. Voiceovers of community members provide the narration as they ask and answer the queries of people aged between 8 and 102!

It’s fun and genuinely hilarious. The topics tackled are big – how did the world begin? Where do babies come from? Can you lick your elbow? (We’re yet to answer the last question in the affirmative though not from lack of trying) Our intrepid testers are so funny together as they physically demonstrate how things work in a creative blend of physical theatre, puppetry, and props that would easily fit in on the set of Play School.

What’s refreshing about this show is it’s not a lecture – all the answers provided are from the same people asking questions. It’s great to see several options for how the earth got started instead of just a scientific explanation and then a Judeo-Christian perspective. The diversity and inclusive element to the show is heartwarming.

Creation Creation is the big show to see this Awesome Festival but it’s really just a small show with a big heart. You will leave with a smile on your face and so many conversation starters, this show will continue to entertain long after you’ve left the theatre.

Creation Creation is on at the STCWA until Saturday 1st October 2022

The Fourth Wall acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we engage in storytelling on – the Wadjhuk people of the Noongar nation. We pay respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.

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