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GRUG

November 29, 2021 All day

Based on the much-loved picture book character created by Ted Prior.

Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Resembling a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose, Grug is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss.

When dancing instructions are too difficult to understand, he invents his own dance and calls it ‘The Grug’. When snails eat his cabbages, Grug plants more cabbages so there will be enough for both him and the snails.

Celebrating 10 years of performances in 2020, Ted Prior’s hugely popular character is brought to life in Windmill’s magical stage production. Having performed to more than 50,000 children and families worldwide, Grug is perfect for our youngest theatre lovers.


“He’s like the Elmo of Down Under.” THE NEW YORK TIMES

“One suspects the young audience members will remember this amiable little quality show forever.” THE ADVERTISER

“Grug with his wonderful big eyes is surprisingly expressive for a little haystack.” THE ADVERTISER

“Who’d have thought so much fun would come from the top of a Burrawang tree.” SUNDAY MAIL

“Windmill has again created a show in which children can wonderfully discover the magic and the fun and play in theatre.” AUSTRALIAN STAGE

“Everything theatre should be: imaginative, expertly performed and completely captivating.” STATE THEATRE NJ

Grug is a Windmill Theatre Company production. Originally produced in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival.

Windmill Theatre Co is supported by the Government of South Australia and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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