A woman and a child sit at the opening of a small, makeshift canvas hut. They are outdoors and smiling at the camera as they bask in the sunshine and greenery surrounding them.
A small group of people are standing in an outdoor area inside a large dome hut structure made of sticks and twigs. A female performer with a flower in her hair smiles at two members of the audience standing either side of her – a man on one side and a woman  holding a child, on the other.
A female performer, playing a large recorder, leads a small group of people in a procession through a garden area. Another female performer, directly behind the first, carries a bucket as she walks beside audience members.

Return to the Village

• Immersive
South Australia

Remember those days when all you wanted to do was build a cardboard cubby house or blanket fort in the middle of the lounge room?

Imagine having the chance to build one right now, big enough for adults too.

Now imagine a room full of people all doing the same thing. Imagine so many of them, that they become a village…

Enjoy this playful, interactive and immersive storytelling experience where children create their own village – like a board game come to life!

Winner of a 2021 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award - Best Children's Category.

“Something special… if they’re back next year (fingers crossed), be sure not to miss out.” ★★★★★ The Clothesline.

“The show is ingeniously put together, allowing the children to take charge while being gently led.” The Barefoot Review.

Winner BankSA Best Kids & Family Award 2022

Presented by: Marina Barbaro

Marina is a writer, producer and event maker who has presented children’s theater for the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the City of Adelaide and City of Charles Sturt. Return to the Village is her latest production offering interactive and immersive storytelling and shared experiences for children and their families.

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