Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts


Presented by Company 2 & Judith Wright Centre, supported by Flipside Circus 

Come and view life through Ethan’s eyes with Kaleidoscope a joyous, poetic circus experience that explores the great beauty found in the smallest things.

Ethan Langridge was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at four years of age. Because of this syndrome Ethan perceives the world differently. He understands the world through touch; senses his surroundings with the pads of his fingers or the tips of his toes and he, unwittingly, invited his mother to view his world with him.

 Johanna Wharton, Ethan’s mother, described stepping into Ethan’s world as ‘the joy of walking through shafts of colour and light; a dazzling kaleidoscope’. She wrote a book about her experiences with Ethan that inspired the creation of Kaleidoscope the show, a work that allows Ethan to express himself, through a physical form he loves, circus. The show journeys through the ups and downs of everyday life and celebrates the unique spirit of Ethan.

‘Sometimes the heart breaks and cracks open because so much love is bursting through’-Ethan 

Directed by Chelsea McGuffin with the ensemble of Company 2 and Ethan Langridge

Thanks to our friends at Flipside Circus and Company 2 there will be FREE fun circus activities for the whole family to enjoy pre and post shows during the season. Arrive any time from 1pm onwards for matinees and 6.30pm onwards for evening shows to take part in the fun. There will also be roving circus entertainment to keep the little ones happy before they take their seats.

Get ready for the show with your very own relaxed show notes. Download your personal copy today. Click HERE.

Kaleidoscope invites families of ASD into a relaxed theatre experience that will be a delight for the sensors. Created to explore unique emotional complexities, the elements of music and acrobatics are continually moving and memorising. We value using the Arts to enrich lives. Kaleidoscope, the show is welcoming of wriggles and giggles that come with each family. The foyer space will also provide an engaging area that you’re welcome to use before, during and after the show. If you need any assistance during your visit, the Judy Front of House ushers and Box Office staff are always here to help at any time. Access to your seats can be easily facilitated by our staff if you need to take a breather during the shows. We hope you enjoy your time at the Judy!




Event Details

Date & Time

Wed 6 to Sat 9 April

Duration: 60 mins, no interval
Foyer Bar opens 60min prior to each performance

Matinees: Wed, Thu & Sat 2pm

Evening Shows: Thu, Fri & Sat 7:30pm


Unreserved Theatre Seating

Full: $29

Concession: $23

Child (under 15): $18

Families (2 Adults/2 Children): $72

Groups (6+): $23

School Groups (10+ inc 1 free teacher per 10): $18

Conc: full-time students, pensioners, unwaged and government senior cardholders ONLY

Suitable for all ages

Warnings: theatrical smoke effects