One of WA’s leading travelling performance groups is set to take Bunbury through an intergalactic reverse-coming-of-age adventure with its new Australian play all about how to live outside the box. Taking stage at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre in May, the Barking Gecko Theatre will bring its new theatre production The Great Un-Wondering of Wilbur Whittaker to families of all ages. The Great Un-Wondering of Wilbur Whittaker explores all the tricks and tales of growing up through an 80s inspired intergalactic adventure, drawing audiences to think creatively and reflect on their childhoods, no matter how old. The play follows the tale of the reluctant hero, Wilbur Whittaker, who is forced to journey through the universe for his lost “wonderings”. The play revisits a time long, long ago to Wilbur as a boy, who used to have a curious mind, and kept a special shoebox full of all this wonderings and plans for this future. But now all grown up, he cares more about “sensible things” like neck-ties and fences. That is until Wilbur is visited by the offical wondering collections officer from a recycling agency for long forgotten wonderings. Wilbur surrenders his special shoebox only to discover that without it, he begins to disappear. With time running out before he is un-wondered forever, Wilbur is drawn into an epic adventure that takes him to the furthest reaches of the galaxy. This Barking Gecko Theatre production will be available for performances for both general public and school groups through BREC’s Creative Learning program. BREC executive director Fiona de Garis said the play had a knack for drawing in audiences of all ages. “No matter your age, The Great Un-Wondering of Wilbur Whittaker will delight audiences young and old alike,” she said. “Plus the accompanying playlist of 80s power ballads will have you doing all the daggy dance moves all the way home.” Barking Gecko has created a legacy for children and family theatre with more than 70 new Australian works throughout its 30 year history and The Great Un-Wondering of Wilbur Whittaker will be no exception to the charming and electric live performances the theatre is known for. The Great Un-Wondering of Wilbur Whittaker will be performing at BREC on May 10 and May 11. Tickets and more information can be found at www.bunburyentertainment.com.