Dr AudiYO’s Giant Adventure, a rollicking, sound-led, choose-your-own-adventure show for the whole family will kick imaginations into overdrive at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Fairfax Studio from 21 – 25 September 2021.
Created and performed by theatremaker and comedian Holly Austin, Dr AudioYO’s Giant Adventure follows the quest of Dr AudiYO, a beatboxing clown-come-superhero.
Using only her ‘magic looping bum bag’ and calling upon the wily ways of the audience, Dr AudiYO sets off on a surreal adventure to slay The Beast, who is on a rampage to silence the city.
On a bare stage, using only her voice, a microphone and wireless looping technology, Austin brings to life a wondrous world of giants, music and cats. Think Mr Bean meets Godzilla thrown down a rabbit hole to find Alice and Dr Seuss.
The work, directed by Dr Miles O’Neil of award-winning company The Suitcase Royale, fuses old school clowning and mime techniques with new skool beatbox and cutting edge wireless looping technology to connect with young audiences.
The importance of imaginative play sits at the heart of this work. Together with Dr AudiYO, the audience create and complete the show to become the true heroes of the performance. The work celebrates the audience’s participation and highlights the power of connection and collective action as they help Dr AudiYO save the day
Austin was inspired to create Dr AudiYO’s Giant Adventure after developing the character of Dr AudiYO in her previous work for families that she co-wrote and created, Ruby’s Wish.
September 21 – 25