Grug reaches for rainbow at Nautilus

After a sell-out tour of South Australia in 2016, Grug returns to his home state with a strictly limited season of Windmill Theatre Co’s hit sequel, Grug and the Rainbow, including a show in Port Lincoln this month.

Fresh off the plane from a tour of Canada and the United States including New York’s Broadway, Grug and the Rainbow takes the beloved character on new adventures especially created for the littlest theatre goers.

Created by Australian author Ted Prior in the early 1970s, the popular children’s picture books have experienced a revival in the past decade, much to the delight of Australian children and nostalgic book lovers who are well into their 30s today.

Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground.

Grug embarks on an epic journey to reach the rainbow...

Fascinated by the world around him and full of determination, Grug embarks on an epic journey to reach the rainbow that always seems just beyond his grasp.

Will our grassy little friend find what he’s looking for? And what fun and adventure will he have along the way?

Designed by Windmill’s resident artist Jonathon Oxlade (Girl Asleep, Pinocchio, Big Bad Wolf) and directed by Adelaide’s Sam Haren (Plop!, Escape from Peligro Island), Grug and the Rainbow also features a magical soundscape from DJ TR!P.

With exquisite puppetry and plenty of surprises, Grug and the Rainbow will play at the Nautilus Theatre in Port Lincoln on Wednesday, October 25 at 10am and 12.30pm.