Slingsby’s The Young King by Oscar Wilde
Adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom
“Thank you for showing my two children how magical theatre can be...this production was not only one of the best children’s productions I’ve ever seen but one of the best—most wondrous, most holistically imaginative—productions of *all* kinds that I’ve ever seen...
The Young King – Parent, Pittsburgh, USA
What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards.
Curriculum links: Comprehensive educational support materials and resources for students in Years 3 to 12 are available for teachers to use in their classrooms, such as: Audio synopsis, activity book, study guide, Australian Curriculum 3-12, additional resources. Contact us for more information.
Age recommendation: Adults and children aged 8 years and up.
Date: 6.30pm Wednesday 7 August, 10am & 1pm Thursday 8 August 2019
Running time: 50 minutes (+pre-show 30 minutes earlier) We recommend arriving for the pre-show experience
Monkey Baa’s Hitler’s Daughter by Jackie French
A monkey baa theatre company production, based on the book by Jackie French
Did Hitler’s daughter really exist?
The play begins early morning somewhere in the Australian countryside. Four children wait for the school bus and they decide to play a game; a simple game of story-telling. As they shelter in the bus stop from a raging storm Anna creates an intriguing story and simultaneously on stage we begin to hear the bombing of Berlin and we see Heidi crawl from a bunker. With a large birthmark across her face, we discover that Heidi is the disfigured daughter of Hitler. Caught in the turmoil of war, she is hidden away by her father, one of the most dreaded men in history.
Hitler’s Daughter poses powerful questions and examines moral issues in relation to society’s fears and prejudices in a fresh, compelling light.
Curriculum Links: Monkey Baa will develop a set of teacher resource materials to support attendance at this wonderful production. The teacher notes include both pre and post performance activities and are designed to prepare students, and engage and extend their thinking in regard to the performance. The teacher notes target middle school years (Stages 3 & 4). Curriculum links: a variety of Key Learning Areas; Drama, English, History and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.
Age recommendation: Young people aged 11+
Date: 6.30pm Monday 19th August, 10am & 1.00pm Tuesday 20th August
Running time: 65 minutes
Shake & Stir’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl
Think you know the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again! Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular new live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists.
There is nothing better than hearing a theatre full of children laughing. Wait! Yes there is. It’s a theatre full of adults and children all laughing together at the same things. And that is precisely what you get with Shake & Stir and La Boite Theatre Company’s co-production of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts. The show is slick, silly, clever and funny - and the pace never stops for a minute. Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is so much more than just perfect school holiday entertainment – it is pure entertainment!
Director: Ross Balbuziente Designer: Josh McIntosh Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright Sound Designer: Guy Webster Production Manager: Stuart Johnson Stage Manager: Yanni Dubler Assistant Stage Manager: Tenneale Rogers
Learning resources will be available
Age recommendation: Children aged 5-105
Date: Wednesday 25th September 10am & 1.00pm Running time: approx. 60 mins