2017 PRIMARY SEASON

THE BOY, THE BEAR, THE BARON, THE BARD
BY GREGORY ROGERS

What happens when a boy bursts through the curtain of a deserted theatre and onto the world’s most famous stage? Midsummer magic – and a chase through the streets of Shakespeare’s London.  A runaway story about a curious boy, a grumpy bard, a captive bear and a baron whose head is bound for the chopping block. A dramatic tale of adventure and friendship.

Based on the much loved book, shake & stir theatre co’s production of The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard brings the images of Gregory Rogers vividly to life, creating a visual feast of narrative, storytelling and magic to create a performance that will leave your students on the edge of their seats.

Grades | P – 6
Duration | 50 min + Q&A
Links |Storytelling, Visual Literacy, Introduction to Shakespeare, Book Week, Friendship, Imagination, Critical & Creative Thinking, Personal Narratives
Available | Term 2 & 3
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REWIND
AUSTRALIA’S COLOURFUL HISTORY

Let’s rewind the clock and explore Australia’s fascinating history in fast-forward. Rewind covers key moments in Australia’s history weaving together the Dreamtime, First Fleet, Convicts, Gold Rush, Bushrangers, Queensland’s independence from New South Wales and more in a 50-minute time travel expedition.

Join Max, Molly & Merv as they present their audition for So You Think You’re the Voice that’s got Talent, showcasing their knowledge of Australian history through storytelling, song, re-enactments & poetry.

Grades | P – 6
Duration | 50 min + Q&A
Links | Australian History, Storytelling, Critical & Creative Thinking, Personal Narratives
Available | Term 2 & 3
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 THRICE UPON A TIME

FAIRYTALES, FABLES & FOLKLORE

Discover 3 classic but unfamiliar tales from 3 different countries in 3 different styles performed by 3 energetic actors. Fairy tales and fables have existed for generations, cleverly disguising moral lessons in stories laced with mystery and intrigue setting the imaginations of children of all ages across every culture spinning into overdrive.

With stories from across the globe – from Europe to Africa, Thrice Upon a Time will enthrall while demonstrating how words can jump off the page and transcend time.

Grades | P – 6
Duration | 50 min + Q&A
Links | Culture, Fairy tales & fables, Book Week, Narratives, Storytelling, Characterisation
Available | Term 2 & 3
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WORKSHOPS
Every shake & stir workshop is customised for the age and size of your class and their level of experience. Our instructors work with Primary students every day and know how to make drama accessible, relevant and most importantly, fun! Tailored just for you covering drama in the curriculum, storytelling, characterisation, imagination & creativity, workshops can range from 1 hour to a comprehensive in-residency program and are the perfect compliment to our in-school performances.

Links| Drama in the Curriculum, Storytelling, Book Week, Characterisation, Process Drama, Public Speaking, Confidence, Working as a Team, Imagination & Creativity
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REQUIREMENTS & COST
7 M X 7 M IN-DOOR performance space with access to power
45 minute set up time
$7.70 per student  (inc. GST)
Minimum performance fee of $770 applies
I just wanted to say on behalf of all the Teachers and students THANK YOU for your amazing performance this morning.  This was the very first live performance that most of our students would have seen and we are so glad we chose your company to perform for us today.  We look forward to engaging you in years to come.| Teacher, Minimbah State School
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