Stephen, man in 50s, holding an empty jar
Stephen, man in 50s, sitting on the ground with primary school students in a school library, they are all sitting in a circle.
Stephen, man in 50s, holding blue button, surrounded by primary school students in a school library.


South Australia • Adelaide Fringe Premiere

Patch comes to your primary school! A special visitor, Stephen, arrives in the classroom with a suitcase full of old gifts – some mysterious jars from birthdays long past. Each jar contains a distinct smell and countless story possibilities. Students shape the narrative, bringing their far-fetched ideas to life, before joining Stephen on a treasure hunt to find the most mysterious smell of all.

Imagination leads the way in this scented adventure.

“Loved this session... very engaging and interactive. Kids held onto every word that was spoken." – Teacher

Created by: Stephen Sheehan

In-classroom experience – to book a visit to your school email 


Presented by: Patch Theatre

Patch Theatre create visually captivating performances for 4–8 year olds, exploring how children see the world. Our works place children at the centre of the performance, promoting imagination, wonder and discovery.

We have been making exceptional children’s theatre from our home in South Australia since 1972. We have produced over 100 unique works and performed to more than 2 million children around the world, delighting audiences in the USA, Canada, Singapore, Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and more. Patch provide inspirational, design-rich theatre experiences to over 40,000 children each year.

In-school experience Years: R–3 Duration: 45 minutes Capacity: 26 per session (up to three sessions per day) Times can be negotiated to suit your school's timetable.