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A Windmill Theatre Company Production | by Jude Henshall and Ellen Steele | Family Magic 2023


It’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions, awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn and ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups.

The three embark on an epic journey through the night that sees them frantically eat, sing and invent their way towards a cure before the sun comes up.

Another celebrated puppet work from the award-winning Windmill Theatre Company (‘Grug’, ‘Grug and the Rainbow’ and ‘Beep’), this truly unique theatrical experience features gorgeous native Australian animals and super catchy songs from award-winning composer, Ross McHenry .

HICCUP is a hilarious rocking musical extravaganza about working together, finding friendship and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups.

Please be advised that the 1:00pm performance on Saturday 26 August is a relaxed performance and an AUSLAN Interpreted show.

Relaxed Performances welcome audiences who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this can include but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities or dementia, as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma.

The atmosphere is non-judgmental, and we embrace noisy enthusiasm. Audience members can also bring their headphones to reduce noise if they wish.

Specifically for relaxed performances, we leave the house lights on (dimmed), the auditorium doors stay open, and some technical elements may be modified, for example, strong lighting or sound effects are moderated.

For young ones who prefer a more supportive environment, Relaxed Performances enhance the theatre experience for all children, while keeping the story on stage completely unchanged.

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  • Writers, Directors Jude Henshall & Ellen Steele
  • Designer Jonathon Oxlade
  • Composer Ross McHenry
  • Lighting Designer Chris Petridis
  • Puppet Maker & Consultant Tamara Rewse

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Ticket prices

  • Adult $32
  • Child (16 years & under) $22
  • Group 8+ $25


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45 minutes, no interval.

Relaxed Performance

The 1:00pm performance on Saturday 26 August will be a Relaxed Performance & AUSLAN interpreted.

Age Recommendation

Ages 4-8 and their adults

Show Warning

Contains haze and strobe effects. A sensory guide can be provided for neuro-diverse audience members.


All e-tickets will be sent out 3 days prior to the performance.

Photography is not permitted during the performance.