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Creation Creation cast with planetary backdrop

Creation Creation

Term 1

How did we get here? Are aliens real? And is it possible to lick your elbow?

Based on interviews with members of the South Australian community aged between 8-102, Creation Creation is a comedy about life’s biggest mysteries.

In the Playhouse | Sydney Opera House Presents | Schools

"A brave and brilliantly inclusive concept from Windmill"
Adealaide InDaily

How did the world begin?

Two fearless creators will step onto the stage and attempt to unravel the mysteries of the universe using whatever tools they have at their disposal. Blankets become forts, cardboard boxes become battleships and ping pong balls become planets in this hilarious explosion of art, sculpture and puppetry.

A daring and audacious journey to the very edge of the universe and back again. It’s a wild theatrical experiment for the curious among us.

Some of the big questions tackled during this show, raised and then answered by the general public children and adults we interviewed, include; ‘how did the world begin?’, ’is there other life in the universe?’, ‘how are babies made?’, ‘what does dying feel like?’, and ‘what will life on earth be like in 1,000 years?’. These questions and answers are played out by our performers in gentle, moving and fun ways. Viewer discretion is advised, viewer curiosity is recommended.

Sydney Opera House Presents a Windmill Theatre production

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Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Science and Technology

Knowledge and Understanding


explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface




Knowledge and Understanding


SC4-12ES describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system

SC5-12ES describes changing ideas about the structure of the Earth and the universe to illustrate how models, theories and laws are refined over time by the scientific community


C think in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive and critical

EN3-7C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts

EN4-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts


EN4-6C identifies and explains connections between and among texts

EN5-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts


EN5-6C investigates the relationships between and among texts



DRAS3.4 Responds critically to a range of drama works and performance styles.

4.3.1 identifies and describes elements of drama, dramatic forms, performance styles, techniques and conventions in drama


4.3.2  recognises the function of drama and theatre in reflecting social and cultural aspects of human experience


4.3.3  describes the contribution of individuals and groups in drama using relevant drama terminology.

5.2.1  responds to, reflects on and evaluates elements of drama, dramatic forms, performance styles, dramatic techniques and theatrical conventions


5.3.2  analyses the contemporary and historical contexts of drama


5.3.3 analyses and evaluates the contribution of individuals and groups to processes and performances in drama using relevant drama concepts and terminology.






develop skills to undertake the process of historical inquiry.

HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

HT4-7 identifies and describes different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past


HT4-9 uses a range of historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past


HT5-9 applies a range of relevant historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past

Venue Information

In line with the NSW Public Health Order, venue capacity is currently limited to 75%. This includes all performances in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre and Utzon Room. Please note that you may be seated directly alongside other patrons.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice). 
  • The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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