05 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017

Loose Ends is a theatrical adventure that feels like opening the magic box of a bygone trickster!

Developed and performed by Paris-trained, multi-disciplinary circus artist and quirkologist Jens Altheimer, Loose Ends makes science and technology cool – it inspires kids and adults alike to tinker with machines, and make their own contraptions and inventions. Audience participation is required.

Familiar household items are transformed and given surprising new uses, offering a humorous and human look at the world that surrounds us. Rich in visual variety, audiences will be stunned by the contraptions coming to life before their very eyes in this curious world. Expect custom-built contraptions, headstrong puppets, circus, shadow projection, music, wacky gadgets and a whole lot of fun… but don’t expect that everything follows the path of our expectations!

Loose Ends features contraptions, tricks and quirky characters, but it’s also a story about friendship, acceptance and loyalty. There’s plenty of entertainment with a dose of emotion in a story about a man who thinks he can organise all his life in boxes… well, he’ll have to learn a big thing about real friendships.

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Adelaide Fringe 2017 Nominee for Best Children’s Presentation

“an outstanding piece of children’s theatre.” – Robert Jarman, The Mercury

 – The Adelaide Advertiser

Performance Dates:Tuesday 5 September  –  Thursday 14 September 2017
Performance Times:9:30 am & 12:30 pm
Duration:60 minute performance – no interval
Ages:Prep – Year 8 (max. 140 seats per session)
NB Minimum numbers apply. 2 or more smaller booked groups may be combined in a session to enable the session to proceed.
Cost:$7 per student. FREE for accompanying Teacher/ Adults within a 1:5 adult to child ratio.
Bookings:Bookings Essential. Complete and return Booking Form to info@ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au or call 07 3810 7222.
Curriculum Links: Interpersonal Development, The Arts, Communication, Design, Creativity, Technology, Thinking Processes