A new audio-led theatre experience for families to enjoy at home.
An exciting new and adventurous audio-led theatre experience, Mountain Goat Mountain has been created during isolation for families across Australia to enjoy at home.
The work was created by Australian Theatre company, Threshold and developed with the support of The AWESOME International Children’s Festival (Perth), Arts Centre Melbourne, Adelaide Festival Centre’s DreamBIG Children’s Festival and HOTA, Home of the Arts (Gold Coast).
Aimed at families with young children (5 years and older) who miss going to the theatre, Mountain Goat Mountain is an interactive storytelling journey.
We are very excited to be able to present a new work, particularly in these uncertain times when families are unable to participate in public events and activities. Mountain Goat Mountain is a fun and imaginative experience that will enchant and delight the whole family.
– AWESOME Festival Director, Jenny Simpson
Through a series of activities that help families set up and step into their own magical imaginative world, Mountain Goat Mountain is a theatre experience that that will see participants crawling through tunnels, crossing lava pits and swimming through underwater caves without leaving home!
The unique theatre experience created for children and grown-ups to share together was created in isolation by artists Zoë Barry, Liz Francis, Nikita Hederics, Tahli Corin and Sarah Lockwood for Threshold. Threshold is a new Australian company that use theatrical tools to create experiences that bring people together.
Co-creator Sarah Lockwood says Mountain Goat Mountain is for families with young children (5+ years) who enjoy adventure and are missing going to the theatre, or to their special magical place. It’s for families needing a break from monotony and who are looking for a sense of occasion and a way to celebrate each other and this time together.
Over many years I’ve been working with members of this creative team to create invitational spaces that encourage relationships to grow. When theatres started shutting down, we realised that we had a unique offering.
Audiences can access Mountain Goat Mountain here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ticket cost? $12.95 for a 30 days access family pass with all funds going to Threshold and the artists who created the work.
Age range? Suitable for ages 5+
How many can play? Created for family units of any size. Minimum – a grown up and a small person.
How long does it take? Around 45 minutes, about as long as a show at the theatre!
What do you need for this journey? A charged audio device (computer, phone of tablet), a bed sheet (the bigger the better), a piece of blank paper (A4 will do) and your favourite pencils, pens or textas.