CBCA Book Week 2020

book-adaption

Available Term 4

Curriculum Areas: English; Critical & Creative Thinking; Arts

Suitable for:
Picture Book adaptation – Prep to Grade 6
Younger Readers adaptation – Grades 3 to 7

Teacher resource pack included

Session length:  1 hour including Q&A

Online option available

 

About the shows:

Each year, in celebration of Book Week and Literacy Week, we adapt two books shortlisted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) for the Book of The Year Awards

We choose one book from the Picture Book category & one book from the Younger Readers Chapter Book category and create two 40-minute musical productions including original songs and puppetry.

As far as we’re aware, we’re the only company adapting both a picture book and a younger readers chapter book each year; therefore, ensuring age appropriate performances for all students.

We also support Australian authors by paying royalties for every child that attends a performance of one of our adaptations

The chosen books are announced in May; however, the tour starts to sell out the previous September so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

Includes a teacher resource pack and a targeted, structured question time with the performers which explores the themes of the books and performances and also supports Inquiry learning as we discuss how the shows were produced and how the puppets and props were made.

This year’s adaptations:

This year we are delighted to be adapting the following books:

Three by Stephen Michael King

Stephen Michael King is an accomplished picture book writer and illustrator, with award-winning books such as Rainbow BearMutt Dog! and Leaf just a selection of his publications.  This book tells the story of Three, a homeless three-legged dog.  His days are just a ‘skip and a hop’ as he walks about the city finding warmth and food.

Three has a clear message of accepting difference and disability—his life is just how it is with three legs: ‘Three was thankful his legs took him wherever he chose.’…the book is filled with humour as Three categorises other beings based on how many legs they have: ‘If Three had four legs he might be a chair.  Chairs didn’t go anywhere, and the two legs put their bottoms on them.’  With its simple messages of acceptance, gratitude and belonging, Three is a striking picture book that will suit children aged three and up.

The Little Wave by Pip Harry

The Little Wave is a contemporary verse novel for children aged 8+, set in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Mullin, a fictional town in remote, rural NSW.  Cricket enthusiast Jack lives in the bush and he’s desperate to see the ocean for the first time on an upcoming class beach trip.  But his home life is tough and he’s not sure he’ll get there.

Surf grommet Noah and bug lover Lottie are paired up to plan a fundraiser to bring Jack’s class from Mullin to Sydney’s coastline to try something new and learn about beach safety. The novel is written in three distinct voices and examines themes of friendship, teamwork, community, grief, bullying, courage, recovery, acceptance and second chances, as the lives of three very different kids intersect in surprising ways.

 

Q&A:

We include a structured and informative Q&A session which supports the school’s delivery of the Critical and Creative Thinking curriculum.  We discuss the themes raised in the show and support Inquiry Learning by discussing how we made the set, puppets, music, etc.

“Was great how it was run by you and not just the kids asking random questions. (10/10)” – Bargara State School, Bargara QLD

 

Online option:

To make our incursions more accessible we are also offering an online version of our adaptations.  This means we can now reach the entire country!

While we already travel to some of the most remote areas of the east coast this option provides a more viable option for regional, remote and small schools where the cost of our live in-school performances may be prohibitive.

 

How it works

The performances are professionally recorded with multiple camera angles and edited especially for this format. It means students will be closer to the action than ever before.
We will provide a private link to the show specific to your school which can be viewed as many times as you need.  Therefore, each class can watch it in their own classroom.

The show will be made available for the whole of Book Week – if you would like the session on a different date please let us know.

 

Some testimonials from last year’s shows:

“A great balance between story and audience participation.” – King’s Baptist Grammar School, Wynn Vale SA

“Interesting to kids of all ages.” – Emmanuel College, Ballina NSW

“Excellent (10/10)” – Dayboro State School, Dayboro QLD

“It was funny, engaging, dramatic, great props, clever!” – Harrison School, Harrison ACT

“Beautifully presented.  Drama was wonderfully acted.” – St Peter’s, Clayton VIC

 

Previous Picture Book adaptations:

Adaptations from 2001 to 2014 were adapted and performed by Tony Bones Entertainment before the company rebranded to Meerkat Productions.

2019 | ROOM ON OUR ROCK
by Kate & Jol Temple

2019 | ROOM ON OUR ROCK | Kate & Jol Temple | Terri Rose Baynton

“Probably the best show we have had visit our school.” - Middleton PS, Parkes NSW

“Love the natural involvement of the children in the production.” – Canberra Grammar ELC, Red Hill ACT

“Interesting to kids of all ages.” – Emmanuel College, Ballina NSW

“Loved it. Very entertaining and captured the message within the book.” – St Stephens College, Coomera QLD

“The students were able to gain the emotions of the story through your interpretation with believable characters.” – Binda Public School, Binda NSW

“A great balance between story and audience participation.” – King’s Baptist Grammar School, Wynn Vale SA
2018 | BOY
by Phil Cummings & Shane DeVries

2018 | BOY | Phil Cummings and Shane DeVries

“Fabulous. Completely at the children’s level.” – Armadale Primary School, VIC

“An intelligent adaptation.” – Virginia Primary School, VIC

“Great use of mixed medium. Puppet
was clever for Boy.” – Mackay Regional Council, QLD

“Fantastic connections to text.” – Dayboro State School, QLD

“The strong messages were highlighted around social behaviour.” – St Catherine’s School, VIC

“Interactive nature – fabulous!” – St Monica’s, Evatt ACT
2017 | Gary
by Leila Rudge

2017 Gary by Leila Rudge

“I liked the way the performance stayed true to the story. The interactive aspect was excellent – the students were engaged throughout.” - Caroline Chisholm School, ACT

“Sympathetic handling of the book’s message.” - Newmarket State School, QLD

“Imaginative production.” - Gayndah State School, QLD
2016 | Mr Huff
by Anna Walker

2016 | Mr Huff | Anna Walker

"Wonderful that children are exposed to such relevant mental health issues through quality drama."
St Columba Anglican School, Port Macquarie, NSW

"Excellent opportunities for all children to participate."
"Age appropriate to help embed learning how to manage emotions."
St Stephen's College, Upper Coomera, QLD

"I have one particular student who often experiences 'the huffs'. You made his day. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!"
Gayndah State School, QLD

"Absolutely fabulous!! Thank you. Super message - great lesson in life."
St Oliver Plunkett School, Cannon Hill, QLD

"It truly was the best shortlisted book performance I have ever seen."
Iona Public School, Woodville, NSW

"The interpretation of the book was fantastic and presented at a level that engaged all students, Prep to Grade 6."
Lightning Reef Primary School, VIC
2015 | The Stone Lion
by Margaret Wild and Ritva Voutila

2015 | The Stone Lion | Margaret Wild | Ritva Voutila

“Great children's show” - The Clothesline

“Delightful” - The Advertiser

“a perfect theatrical experience” - Play & Go

“Fits of laughter...Entertaining...Engaging” - Weekend Notes

“Brilliant performance. Great props Elizabeth. One of the best performances / props we’ve seen.”
Moama Anglican Grammar, Moama NSW

“Students engaged with the different characters and took away with them a powerful message.”
Caulfield Primary School, Caulfield South, VIC
2014 | The Windy Farm
by Doug MacLeod and Craig Smith

2014 | The Windy Farm | Doug MacLeod | Craig Smith

"As we live in a remote community this, for most of our children, is their first experience of live theatre. A most delightful experience"
St Joseph's School, Rosebery, TAS

"Fantastic show, great involvement of the students and catered to the full breadth of students from Playgroup to Grade 6. I felt inspired to get the kids making puppets back at school."
Pyalong Neighbourhood House, VIC

"The performance was excellent! A very topical theme. Children liked it. Liked the theme of resilience and we can overcome any problems with Grandpa saying "Never Mind". Enjoyed the renewable energy theme and the explanation via diagram and song about power, coal, C02!! Top work!!"
Sacred Heart Primary School Coolah, NSW
2013 | Herman and Rosie
by Gus Gordon

2013 | Herman and Rosie | Gus Gordon

"Absolutely wonderful - love everything about this show. Inspirational. Great work!"
Highfields PS, Lindfield NSW

"A great performance! Loved the combination of puppets, singing, dancing and acting. Very entertaining and engaging. The students from Primary School all took something away. All the little nuances in Herman and Rosie were explored. One student asked a question about the sets and it was fabulous seeing how lots of the props and sets were made."
Caroline Chisholm College, Chisholm ACT
2012 | No Bears
by Meg McKinlay

2012 | No Bears | Meg McKinlay

"My preschool class sang the monster chant 'oogie boogie....(however the rest goes)' for the ENTIRE day!! they loved it... The unbridled joy on the faces of the children was worth every cent we paid. It was a lovely interpretation of the book (in fact it made me rethink my opinion of the book) and the kids could not have been more engaged."
Harrison School, Harrison, ACT

"So impressed by the whole performance. Loved the way that it was also designed to inspire the students and teachers to use books in other ways. [The students] couldn't stop talking about it afterwards and loved all the funny bits."
St Columba Anglican School, Port Macquarie, NSW
2011 | Two Peas in a Pod
by Chris McKimmie

2011 | Two Peas in a Pod | Chris McKimmie

“Excellent in every respect. Nothing to improve on. Girls rapt! Good way to handle separation. Theme well developed."
Queenwood Junior School Medway Library, Mosman, NSW

“All the staff commented that they wanted to re-read it and find all the things they hadn’t noticed and only discovered through your performance. It is a great way for the kids (and teachers!) to learn how to delve into a story and discover the writers intentions and at the same time have fun.”
Pleasant Street P.S., Ballarat, VIC
2010 | Schumann the Shoeman
by John Danalis

2010 | Schumann the Shoeman | John Danalis

"Very entertaining, suitable for Prep to Year 7. True to the written story, very enjoyable, great props."
Kersbrook Primary School, Kersbrook, SA

“The themes of Schumann the Shoeman are quite complex. The finale, with the celebration of Schumann's life, and the songs about following your dreams and being unique, really helped explain them at a child level."
East Maitland Public School, East Maitland, NSW
2009 | Nobody Owns the Moon
by Tohby Riddle

2009 | Nobody Owns the Moon | Tohby Riddle

“Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic. It was so good to see the students, some for the first time, experience live theatre.” Lightning Ridge School, NSW

“We thought the deep message of the book was a bit beyond the understanding of our kinders when we read it to them. However the play helped convey things more obviously. It was great to see the kids get into reading with a book coming alive.”
Duffy Primary School, ACT

“It's wonderful! Funny, moving and really entertaining. I so appreciate how you "get" my books and pick up on details others might miss. Congratulations to you and your actors. I thought the actors were really good - funny and lively and kid-friendly - and I was impressed with your various solutions for staging: loved the dancing bear, the lights, the dress-circle seating for Humphrey and Clive during the 'play', and the factory scene. I also appreciated that you picked up on things like the Latin phrase and Walt Whitman's poetry - nice touches... Cheers, Tohby.”
Tohby Riddle, Author & illustrator of "Nobody Owns the Moon"
2008 | The Night Garden
by Elise Hurst

2008 | The Night Garden | Elise Hurst

"It's definitely going to stay with the children as an inspiration to them of what creativity and fun can be had through books."
St Joseph's School, Benalla, VIC

“10/10 Congrats! An excellent production."
Donvale Primary School, VIC
2007 | Water Witcher
by Jan Ormerod

2007 | Water Witcher | Jan Ormerod

“This show was just fantastic! A very worthwhile and educational event.”
Frankston Library, VIC

"Great way to bring the book alive. A lesson in history, literacy and drama. So practical... Discussion afterwards was valuable – just planned my literacy and art lesson for Wednesday... Fantastic show – very educational and enjoyable.”
Glen Katherine Primary School, Eltham, VIC
2006 | Irving The Magician
by Tohby Riddle

2006 | Irving The Magician | Tohby Riddle

"Absolutely sensational!!"
Dromana Primary School, VIC

"Fabulous, really inspired the children to act using books and things in the environment... a top production."
Maranatha Christian College, VIC

"You've done it again! I really enjoyed it - so did my wife, who watched it with me. The script, the songs and the performances were good and funny. And I liked the way you handled the ideas in the book - keeping a nice balance between lively, witty entertainment and sometimes more reflective narrative and meanings in the book. It must have been a challenge, but I think you nailed it and I thought the result was a rich piece of children's theatre. I also appreciated your presentation of the ideas underpinning the book at the end of the show. Very clear and insightful. It was an education for me too. You're doing a great job - I hope it's all going well for you... Best wishes, Tohby Riddle."
Tohby Riddle - Author & Illustrator "Irving the Magician"
2005 | At The Beach - Postcards From Crabby Spit
by Roland Harvey

2005 | At The Beach - Postcards From Crabby Spit | Roland Harvey

"We raced to the library to get the book straight after the show - the children "argue" over whose turn it is to look at it!! Children enjoyed writing about a shared experience... I thought it was a very novel and enjoyable way of introducing a storybook to the children. They all enjoyed it immensely and wrote at length about it when we returned to school.”
St Peter Apostle School, Hoppers Crossing, VIC

"More than just an excellent show of entertainment. The discussion of the book and themes gave teachers and children an extended appreciation of the book."
Watsonia Heights PS, VIC
2004 | Milli, Jack & the Dancing Cat
by Stephen Michael King

2004 | Milli, Jack & the Dancing Cat | Stephen Michael King

“Great choice of book to dramatise. It was excellent… Had an important message… The message of ‘You Can Do It!’ was also clear.”
The Peninsula School, VIC

“Thanks for an enjoyable and worthwhile learning experience.”
St Jude PS, Scoresby, VIC

"Best part is that the students have extra enthusiasm to borrow from the library."
Glenroy Specialist School, VIC
2003 | Bear & Chook
by Lisa Shanahan

2003 | Bear & Chook | Lisa Shanahan

"It was fantastic... Very entertaining... Kept children interested and involved... Question time at the end was valuable and informative."
Watsonia Heights PS, VIC

"Great performance once again. Singing was exceptionally good this year. Props were cleverly done... Engaged the children so well. It was great to see them laughing spontaneously... Thanks for an excellent show."
Maranatha Christian College, VIC

"I love seeing children improvise play and this was a great model for this."
Hughesdale PS, VIC
2002 | Horrible Harriet
by Leigh Hobbs

2002 | Horrible Harriet | Leigh Hobbs

"Meaningful story that gave good examples of how children can react when being bullied so that they are not a victim."
Warranwood PS, VIC

"Absolutely Fantastic!! Your performance was not only thoroughly educational - in that children were exposed to the reasons underlying bullying behaviour and how to respond to bullies - but also extremely entertaining from start to finish."
Maranatha School - Doveton Campus, VIC
2001 | The Singing Hat
by Tohby Riddle

2001 | The Singing Hat | Tohby Riddle

"It was a thrill to see the book come to life like this. I appreciated your clever and thoughtful interpretation (funny but meaningful) of the story. All the best, Tohby"
Tohby Riddle - Author of 'The Singing Hat'

"Yours was the most talked about show of the programme. Everybody commented on it on their way out about how good it was."
Children's Book Council Of Australia - 2001 Victorian Launch of Book Week

 

Previous Younger Reader chapter book adaptations:

Adaptations from 2000 to 2014 were adapted and performed by Tony Bones Entertainment before the company rebranded to Meerkat Productions.

2019 | The Peacock Detectives
by Carly Nugent

The Peacock Detectives | Carly Nugent

“You were able to tell the story exceptionally well.” – St Joseph’s, Cairns QLD

“It was funny, engaging, dramatic, great props, clever!” – Harrison School, Harrison ACT

“Excellent (10/10)” – Dayboro State School, Dayboro QLD

“Loved the characters and themes explored.” - Summerland Christian College, Goonellabah NSW

“It hit many themes which allowed the students to identify these easily.” – Our Lady Queen of the Peace, Greystanes NSW

“Beautifully presented. Drama was wonderfully acted.” – St Peter’s, Clayton VIC

“Relevant to our students.” – Harris Fields, Woodridge QLD
2018 | The Elephant
by Peter Carnavas

The Elephant | Peter Carnavas

“…very powerful and opened many doors for discussion.” – St Kilda Park Primary School, VIC

“sensitively handled.” – St James, Vermont VIC

“Great use of the space, humour and dialogue. It told the story in a thoughtful and inclusive way.” – Harrison School, ACT

“Characters were beautifully presented.” – Queenwood School For Girls, NSW
2017 | Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade
by Kate & Jol Temple

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade | Kate & Jol Temple

“Fantastic.” - Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Noosaville, QLD

“Interactive and engaging.” - Echuca East Primary School, VIC

“Great show, very funny. Great adaptation of the book.” - Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School, Croydon Hills, VIC
2016 | Run, Pip, Run
by J.C. Jones

Run, Pip, Run | J.C. Jones

"The whole show was amazing and too short... the show could be improved by a bigger audience. Everybody who reads the book must look at the show. It's so cool. I really enjoyed it."
"I thought the comedy was on point. Their acting was outstanding, amazing voices and talent."
"My favourite part of the incredible show is the puppets...The show can be improved by NOTHING because it was perfect."
Student feedback

"The movement throughout the room was incredible. Every student had their attention fixed the entire time. The Q&A session where the kids got to ask questions was excellent. I liked pulling out some of the positive themes of friendship, etc."
St Michaels PS, North Melbourne, VIC

"Just a quick thank you for a wonderful performance of Run, Pip, Run yesterday. Debbie and Luke were terrific and the kids were so engaged and asked a heap of questions. Well done!"
J.C. Jones, Author of Run, Pip, Run

"It was tremendously well done and how you got so much detail into 45 minutes is just amazing. The two musical pieces were a terrific addition."
Allen & Unwin, Publisher of Run, Pip, Run

"The puppetry was excellent. Clever use of space. Great interaction with the audience and getting them involved."
Morang South PS, VIC

"Audience were very engaged. Actors very professional and entertaining. Faces of children said it all.
Siena PS, Sippy Downs, QLD

"I liked how you had different focus areas so the children were looking in all directions."
Al Sadiq College, Greenacre, NSW
2015 | The Simple Things
by Bill Condon

The Simple Things | Bill Condon

“Outstanding.”
Goulburn Valley Grammar School, Shepparton VIC

“I could not have hoped for a better adaptation of my book. I’ve had several plays produced and another of my books adapted for stage, but none have come anywhere near the high standard I witnessed today. I think it was far more entertaining than many plays I’ve seen at city venues. I’m not saying that just because it was based on my book, but because of the acting, direction - the whole package.”
Bill Condon, author of The Simple Things
2014 | My Life as an Alphabet
by Barry Jonsberg

2014 | My Life as an Alphabet | Barry Jonsberg

"One of the best performances they have seen."
Kyneton PS, VIC

"Wonderful, thoughtful, engaging and stimulating visual performance that did not shy away from the sensitive issues in the text but balanced the performance (in common with the style of the book) with alternating sad, bitter sweet moments and hilarity."
Wattle Park Primary School, VIC
2013 | Other Brother
by Simon French

2013 | Other Brother | Simon French

"I really appreciated the discussion and questioning at the end of the show. It was aimed at high-order and inferential thinking. This was also well modelled for teachers."
Camelot Rise PS, Glen Waverley VIC

"A very original and entertaining performance. All kids were fully engaged throughout the entire performance. We all thought it was a very unique and highly engaging way to tell a story with a message! Well done!"
Woodport Public School, Erina NSW
2012 | Bungawitta
by Emily Rodda

2012 | Bungawitta | Emily Rodda

"I've read the story aloud many times and you both did justice to the 12 characters and all of their characteristics. Our students loved the sets and props and talked about the puppets after the show. Thanks for a great Book Week experience."
St Monica's Primary School, Evatt, ACT

“Primary students watched amazing drama on the Book Week story, “Bungawitta”, set in outback Australia. This story showed how kids can achieve so much.”
Forster Primary School, Forster, NSW
2011 | Duck for a Day
by Meg McKinlay

2011 | Duck for a Day | Meg McKinlay

“My children were inspired to create their own plays.”
Camberwell South PS, Camberwell, VIC

“A genuine career highlight... watching it made me a bit teary.”
Meg McKinlay, Author “Duck for a Day”

“Fabulous performance! The students loved the characters, the puppetry and the songs! Mrs Melvino was outrageous.”
St Patrick's PS, North Parramatta, NSW
2010 | Matty Forever
by Elizabeth Fensham

2010 | Matty Forever | Elizabeth Fensham

"What a fantastic storyline to explore with the children. It really touched in on social and emotional learning and different issues facing many children today. A great story to explore further with our students."
St MacArtans Primary School, Mornington. VIC

"The play related really well to issues and concerns that children in Yrs 5 & 6 deal with. It was good for the children to see how a problem that the character faced could be resolved, i.e., demonstrating conflict resolution skills (integrating well with curriculum/programs taught in class)...Very appropriate for the age group as they children were very engaged and attentive...Great performance! Well done."
Holy Spirit Primary School, Carnes Hill, NSW
2009 | Audrey of the Outback
by Christine Harris

2009 | Audrey of the Outback | Christine Harris

"The show tied in perfectly with our Australian History Integrated Unit and there was plenty of discussion afterwards about swaggies and the colloquial language of the day. Many thanks for a fantastic show."
The Patch Primary School, The Patch, VIC

"Great show! Even though I have read the book I couldn't tell where events had been left out. The action and flow were seamless from one story section to the next!"
Nulkaba Public School, Nulkaba, NSW
2008 | Amelia Dee & the Peacock Lamp
by Odo Hirsch

2008 | Amelia Dee & the Peacock Lamp | Odo Hirsch

"I liked that it was true to the story and used many of the same words and Odo Hirsch's style."
Trinity Catholic Primary School, Kemps Creek, NSW

“Amelia Dee was a really enjoyable play to watch. We liked the relationship between Amelia and the best friend Eugenie.”
St MacArtan’s Primary School, Mornington, VIC
2007 | Being Bee
by Catherine Bateson

2007 | Being Bee | Catherine Bateson

“The College appreciated your sensitivity to the Christian school ethos in the presentation and follow-up discussion.”
Flinders Christian College, Tyabb, VIC

“Very enjoyable. Very good performance. Professionally presented and pertinent to certain students living/family situations. The number of tears in the audience was an indication of how well the story touched the students. Students were very engaged... All comments from the children were positive. Students were excited by the characters and were keen to discuss the relationships acted out between each character.”
Flemington Primary School, VIC
2006 | To The Light
by Pat Flynn

2006 | To The Light | Pat Flynn

"It was great to observe a creative way of approaching literacy using drama."
Glen Eira Secondary College, VIC

"Advantage of this group is that they are educators and connected at kids’ level." Montrose Primary School, VIC
2005 | Billy Mack's War
by James Roy

2005 | Billy Mack's War | James Roy

"The grade 5/6's are planning to read "Captain Mack" as a class serial. They were very inspired."
Wattle Park PS, VIC

"Students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Our students have not had much exposure to drama / live performances, so they were really captivated by the acting and singing."
Simonds Catholic College, West Melbourne, VIC
2004 | Stella By the Sea
by Ruth Starke

2004 | Stella By the Sea | Ruth Starke

"Lots of humour which engaged the children… Great themes about community… An engaging, vibrant production.”
The Peninsula School, VIC

“Excellent production. It was great to see how closely you stuck to the story text, but at the same time bought an extra dimension to it! Good choice of material – backyard pet theme children can relate to... Inspiration for drama in class.”
Narre Warren North Primary School, VIC
2003 | Tom Jones Saves the World
by Steven Herrick

2003 | Tom Jones Saves the World | Steven Herrick

"We've looked through the teacher's notes and have some great ideas for follow-ups." Yea Primary School, VIC

"First class dramatisation of an excellent story - students were still singing the song and laughing over incidents next week in the library. I thought the play was terrific! Very thought provoking and wonderfully performed."
Christian College Middle School, VIC
2002 | My tory - A Different Sort of Real, The Diary of Charlotte McKenzie, Melbourne, 1918
by Kerry Greenwood

2002 | My Story - A Different Sort of Real, The Diary of Charlotte McKenzie, Melbourne, 1918 | Kerry Greenwood

"Best performance ever! I've been a teacher for over 20 years and witnessed many performances, but this production was simply the best - totally professional, true to the book, thought provoking, everything."
Narre Warren North Primary School, VIC

"After the performance we talked about this in class. From what the boys said, I could tell they thoroughly enjoyed the play and freely talked about war, it's affects and what life was like in Melbourne in the 1920's. It also motivated some boys to buy the book at the "Book Fair" and read it!"
Scotch College Junior School, VIC
2002 | When Dogs Cry
by Markus Zusak

2002 | When Dogs Cry | Markus Zusak

"Very well performed. The material was very relevant to the students. A measure of its success was the fact that almost all the boys were riveted to the performance. Several teachers commented on how attentive the students were, especially the boys…I was very impressed with your professionalism and your handling of questions from the audience. I haven't seen as many of our students willing to ask questions of visitors as they did after this performance."
Nhill College, VIC
2001 | Something's Fishy, Hazel Green!
by Odo Hirsch

2001 | Something's Fishy, Hazel Green! | Odo Hirsch

"Very funny and entertaining... A brilliant performance. The children were captivated by your humour and talent. It certainly inspired the children to read the story"
Maranatha Christian College, VIC

"It was a huge step for that child to admit that he also couldn't read, just like the character in the play. Obviously the theme of illiteracy and bravery struck a particular chord with him"
Toorak Library, VIC
2000 | Captain Mack
by James Roy

2000 | Captain Mack | James Roy

"Excellent performance!"
Newcombe Library, VIC

"Amazing reaction by the students and fabulous interpretation of a meaningful book. Everyone loved it."
Cranbourne Christian College, VIC

 

In-School pricing:

$8.80 (exc. GST) per student.

Please note there is a minimum of $880 (exc. GST) for up to 100 students

 

Online pricing:

Bookings will be based on a fee per class basis.  Costs will be determined with you but will be in the region of $85 inc. GST per class (assuming an average of 24 students per class).  When you enquire please indicate the number of students and the number of classes you wish to book for.