Next date: Friday, 15 July 2022 | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Junkyard Beats presents Box Show

- Junkyard Beats & Critical Stages Touring -

In the hands of Junkyard Beats, ordinary household items are transformed into extraordinary musical instruments and unwanted junk comes alive in exciting and surprising ways!

The Box Show excites the imagination of children and adults alike. We follow four characters during their daily activities in a world made of cardboard boxes and junk. The contents of an abandoned kitchen and wheelie bins become the greatest drum set in the world; plastic bags are an amazing musical instrument and the human body becomes a unique sound machine.

Tag along for a day in the life of a bunch of musical misfits as they reinvigorate the junk that the world has forgotten. Learn about sustainability with this high energy, imaginative music-in-education performance combining drumming, dance, theatre and comedy. With a language of gibberish and rhythm, this show is accessible to any age and nationality.



"The audience stand and cheer wanting more from the performers and the crowd is full of smiles as they exit the stage" - The Source

"Junkyard Beats not only presented a fantastic Music performance, it also integrated ‘Greenie’ ideas and recycling themes."- Megan Fulko, Music Teacher St Justin's, Oran Park

WINNER: Critic’s Pick, Sydney Fringe Festival 2018


Cast and Creatives

Junkyard Beats

The Sydney and Melbourne based performance group was created by Oded Prior in 2015. For the past six years the group have performed all across Australia in major events, theatres, schools and festivals. Junkyard Beats are renowned for their dynamic rhythm shows.

They present a series of high-energy routines that include drumming, body percussion, dance, junk percussion, circus and hilarious skits.

Their family friendly show draws on inspiration from everyday life, the streets and the junkyard. It is filled with imagination, humour and a lot of rhythm. 

Oded Prior - Founder and Creative Director of Junkyard Beats

Oded was born and raised in Israel and started to play the drums when he was 13 years old. He began experimenting with objects lying around his home to create sounds and discovered that anything can be a drum, including the human body. Oded is highly skilled in body percussion and junk percussion, and has trained in hip-hop dance, drumming, acting, cajón, djembe and hang drum. After years of touring with some of the world’s top rhythm and percussion groups, Oded has found true passion in connecting communities and spreading environmental awareness all over the globe through music and creative recycling. He has taught rhythm workshops and master classes around the world and recently did a TEDX talk about his rhythmical journey.

About Nigel Turner-Carroll - Director of The Box Show

Award winning director and actor Nigel Turner-Carroll’s credits include The Tap Pack which has most recently featured on The West End after touring Berlin, Beijing 2017 and Edinburgh Fringe festival 2016, winning The Spirit of the Fringe Award. He was most recently choreographer for the staged version of David Walliams’ book Billionaire Boy, at the Sydney Opera House. He has Directed and Co-Written multiple cabarets including Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham’s cabaret, Twists and Turns, which received accolades in it’s first season in the Spiegeltent at Perth Fringe World 2014, winning of Best Cabaret and nominated for the Critics Choice Award.

About Critical Stages Touring

Critical Stages Touring is Australia’s national touring theatre company – discovering and commissioning outstanding independent theatre for audiences everywhere. They create experiences that connect communities across a national network of over 100 theatres and presenting partners; support sector development through industry support initiatives like the Indy Theatre Forums and our Stage & Stream guides; and now connect local artists with the world through the development of original works for the CST Screening Room, their new online platform for digital theatre.

Their vision is to enable regional communities to have the same access to high quality theatre as audiences with access to metropolitan storytellers. We identify and develop innovative touring productions, deliver impactful live performance opportunities to diverse communities nationally, and play a leading role in the development of a vibrant and resilient independent theatre sector. Since their formation in 2005, they have been touring outstanding theatrical experiences right across Australia and New Zealand.

In 2019 Critical Stages Touring was the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Drovers Touring Legend Award.




  • Friday, 15 July 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Friday, 15 July 2022 | 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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