The Wiggles

  • It's Wiggle Time!

    It's an exciting new era for The Wiggles with a new generation of Wiggles fans singing and dancing with Anthony (Blue), Emma (Yellow), Lachy (Purple) and Simon (Red)!

    The Wiggles are the world's most popular children's entertainment group which formed in Sydney, Australia in 1991. Having performed for over 26 years,  it's now the case that children who once saw the fab four of fun are now bringing their children to enjoy the best in early childhood entertainment! The last year has seen The Wiggles confirmed (GFK charts) as the #1 selling children's artist on DVD, the #1 children's entertainment live concert attraction, awarded a record 13 ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) awards for the Best Children's Album (making them the most awarded artist in any one category).

    The Wiggles performed to some 330,000 fans in 2016 at 143 locations globally with 332 shows in total. 2017 will have The Wiggles tour extensively through Australia, New Zealand, North America, the UK and Ireland. Of course, The Wiggles are bringing along their good friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus.

    But until they come to a town near you, Anthony, Simon, Emma and Lachy can be seen on ABC Kids in their wonderful Wiggle Town TV series.

    Twitter: @TheWiggles
    Instagram: @thewiggles

  • Anthony

    Anthony Field has been wiggling for over 26 years now! “What a milestone we have reached, loving the shows as much as ever, and of course meeting our wonderful audiences all over the world!”

    Way back in 1991, Anthony had an idea to record an album of early childhood music and The Wiggles were born. Anthony has produced The Wiggles music for most of their career and is the Creative Director of their exciting live shows. He is very proud that Emma, Lachy and Simon have become as much a part of the lives of young Wiggle fans as all The Wiggles before them.

    Anthony says, “The 'new Wiggles' are now going into their 5th year on the job, and it has been so heartwarming to see their popularity grow and grow. To today's under 5's, Emma, Lachy, Simon and I, are their Wiggles!”

    Anthony feels The Wiggles, from their inception, have had a principal objective to give children a positive experience and an 'ownership of music'. He believes it is still a guiding principal to each Wiggles theatrical experience.

    Anthony dedicates his performances to his family and would like to acknowledge the hard work of everyone behind the scenes at The Wiggles office and in Production and on Tour.

    Why not follow and chat with Anthony on social media

    Twitter: @Anthony_Wiggle
    Instagram: @Anthony_Wiggle

  • Emma

    The Girl With A Bow In Her Hair

    Dancer, filmmaker, and now children’s entertainer, Emma Watkins began her performance career early. At age 3, Emma started ballet lessons, with a yellow bow in her curly hair.

    Today, she is the Yellow Wiggle, and she brings to the stage 23 years of dancing and film work, and a fascination with the colour yellow.

    When she first saw the Wiggles, little Emma decided she wanted to do Irish dancing! Being told she was too young was not the answer 3 year old Emma wanted to hear! So at the age of four she began ballet, which she padded out with Irish, hip hop, tap, contemporary and lyrical. Fairly bursting with dance energy from an early age, Emma and her sister, Hayley, can be seen dancing in the aisle in the 'Wiggledance' video 1996. What a portent of things to come!

    In her fifth year of wiggling with Lachy, Anthony & Simon, Emma has been inspired by children and their families all around the world, dancing and singing at the concerts. There has been so many children wearing bows in their hair, on their shoes, making craft bows and this ‘mini emma army’ enthusiasm saw the launch of the ‘Emma’ TV series, CD, DVD sold out Sydney and Melbourne tour of The Emma live show and the DVD special ‘Dial E for Emma’.

    Emma is passionate about sign language and since 2015, The Wiggles have incorporated more sign language into their videos and live performances. Working with the Deaf Society of NSW for incorporation of Australian Sign Language into their live shows and recently filming with Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin in LA using American Sign Language for ‘I Love It When It Rains’ to be featured in the Wiggles duets DVD.

    Emma studied at The McDonald College for the Performing Arts, Sydney Film School, ED5 International and most recently just graduated with her Masters in Media Arts & Communication at University of Technology Sydney. Currently she is studying her PHD at Macquarie University on ‘Cinematic representation of visual music for children with a hearing impairment’.

    And as she loves to say, have a bowtiful day!

    Why not follow and chat with Emma on social media:

    Twitter: @Emma_Wiggle
    Instagram: @Emma_Wiggle

  • Simon

    Simon grew up in Sydney and after finishing school studied Sports Science. After a year he decided to make a change and study acting. He was accepted into Theatre Nepean at the University of Western Sydney and graduated in 1993.

    Simon has worked in television on shows such as, Water Rats, Home and Away and All Saints. He has also worked extensively in musical theatre over the past 20 years touring the world in productions such as, The Phantom of the Opera, where he played the title role of The Phantom, well over 100 times. In Cats, he played the role of Old Deuteronomy and he toured China in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Simon performed in the musical South Pacific a couple of times including starring in the movie with Glenn Close and Harry Connick Jnr. Other theatre credit include, The Witches of Eastwick, The Sunshine Club, The Villian of Flowers and even a stint at Opera Australia performing in the Opera of Fidelio. Simon has followed in his grandparent's footsteps, who were both highly accomplished and respected opera singers.

    Simon’s relationship with The Wiggles started many years ago in the recording studio where he became one of their main backing vocalists. His bass voice can be heard on recordings such as Wiggle Bay, Wiggly Gremlins, Spaghetti Western, Top of the Tots, The Wiggles Go Bananas, just to name a few. In 2009, he performed the role of King John, in The Kingdom of Paramithi and then joined the Wiggles touring company in 2010, playing the role of Ringo the Ringmaster.

    His role as the Red Wiggle, has brought him the most joy.

    Why not follow and chat with Simon on social media:

    Twitter: @Simon_Wiggle
    Instagram: @Simon_Wiggle

  • Lachy

    Lachy, the boy from Brisbane, began playing the piano when he was four years old and has been an instrument he has enjoyed playing ever since, accompanying himself singing and song writing.

    Lachy trained in singing, dancing and acting at the Fame Talent Agency & Theatre Company in Brisbane during his school life, in between playing Australian Football, Cricket and Golf and had the focused thought of auditioning for the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts once completing school. His first year out of school saw Lachy complete a Certificate IV in Music Theatre & Commercial Dance at DLDC in Brisbane to then have his dream realised, being accepted into WAAPA and moving to Perth.

    Lachy graduated from The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, with a Bachelor in Music Theatre and then moved to Melbourne to search for performance opportunities which lead him to a chorus role in The Melbourne Production Company’s, Crazy For You (2009).

    His wiggly life then started shortly after in 2009 after a successful audition, jumping into the role of Captain Feathersword for the Dorothy the Dinosaur show. After touring Australia and New Zealand for three years he was asked to join The Wiggles touring team as a wiggly dancer and musician.

    Lachy was asked to become the purple Wiggle in 2012 and has had the privilege of performing for children and their families all over the world including the USA, Canada, Dubai, Singapore, UK, New Zealand, Ireland and extensively across Australia.

    In his fifth year of Wiggling, Lachy is now co-producing The Wiggles albums with his friend and mentor, Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle). Most recently the ‘Lachy!’ TV series, CD and DVD launched with Lachy going on adventures with his good friend Ponso the pink and purple pony. Lachy and Ponso dance with the Wiggletown dancing police, create new inventions, make craft, build with blocks, count train carriages dress up in style and ride into the sunset.

    Why not chat and follow Lachy on social media:

    Twitter: @Lachy_Wiggle
    Instagram: @Lachy_Wiggle

  • Dorothy
    the Dinosaur

    Dorothy is a friendly green dinosaur. Her skin has big yellow spots and she wears white gloves and white floppy hat. She is 5 dinosaur years old. She loves roses and especially loves to make rosey tea!

    Dorothy is very wise for her age and is always kind and generous with friends and people she meets.

    Dorothy loves all types of dancing and her favourite type of dance is ballet.

  • Henry
    the Octopus

    Henry the Octopus is a fun-loving octopus with purple skin.

    Henry is a smart dresser and loves his tartan outfit, shiny black shoes, bow tie and boater hat.

    He is the leader of the underwater Big Band and loves to sing and dance with The Wiggles. When he dances, he twirls around and around.

  • Wags
    the Dog

    Wags the Dog is a dancing dog and when he dances, he likes to shake his hips. He loves eating, dancing the shake shake, digging in his garden and having a good time.

    The Wiggles undertand Wags when he says \"Woof!\"

  • Captain

    Captain Feathersword is a friendly pirate who has a feather as a sword which he uses to tickle everyone.

    Captain Feathersword has magical, musical pirate buttons which help the Captain sing and dance like anyone and anything in the world!

    Whenever he sees his Wiggly friends, he says \"Ahoy there me hearties!\"