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DreamBIG Festival: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

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DreamBIG Children's Festival

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Event details


  • 20 May 2023, 10:30
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • 20 May 2023, 12:00
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • 21 May 2023, 10:30
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • 21 May 2023, 12:00
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
    • Audio Description


Space Theatre


30 minutes (and meet the orchestra)


$25 - $30

Event description

There was once a small boy called Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and his house was next door to an old people’s home.

He knew all the people who lived there, but his favourite person of all was Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper. When Wilfrid finds out that Nancy has lost her memory, he sets out to find out what a memory is…

This delightful production, based on the poignant picture book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas, adapted and directed by Sandra Eldridge, will weave together captivating storytelling with mesmerising music in an immersive and intimate performance. Featuring a new score by award-winning composer Paul Stanhope performed by a string quartet from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is the perfect introduction to live classical music, guaranteed to enchant audiences both young and old.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge captures the imaginations of young audiences igniting what will hopefully become a lifelong appreciation of the performing arts.

— Limelight Magazine, 2021