Education

This year, Theatre Works celebrates its 40th birthday with a slew of powerful, relevant and vital performances for all audiences, upholding the values that Theatre Works was built on as we aspire to encourage more young people to discover, create and love theatre.

In this page you will find a wide range of performances for both secondary and primary school students. From classic Australian Plays like When the Rain Stops Falling and Summer of the Seventeenth Doll to new works about Holocaust Remembrance (Singing Swallows) to George Orwell’s Animal Farm and Harry Potter Musical Parodies (Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts), there is something for every student in our 2020 program.

To book, download a booking form on each page of the show you are interested in and send the completed copy to admin@theatreworks.org.au

For more info, please contact Adam Gardner on admin@theatreworks.org.au or
(03) 9534 3388.

All Student Tickets – $20
Teacher Tickets – $20 – $45 (dependent on show)
One teacher may attend for free per 10 students
Carers may also receive a free ticket

Q&As available on request

Jungle Bungle

By Craig Christie

AGES 4+ | Join Claire and Oliver on an exciting musical safari created to engage the young and young at heart in a magical adventure. JUNGLE BUNGLE explores the theme of fearing the unknown while celebrating friendship, individuality and imagination.

The Great Australian Play

By Kim Ho

SECONDARY | An ingenious new satire from Patrick White Award-winning playwright Kim Ho, THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN PLAYis a psychedelic romp through the myths of our glorious nation’s past, present and imagined future.

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts

Musical Parody

SECONDARY | Before Voldemort was He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen that couldn’t talk to girls. VOLDEMORT is a Harry Potter musical parody that is sure to leave you spellbound!

Singing Swallows

By Romi Kupfer

9+ | Holocaust stories, how do we pass them on through generations?  A beautiful and symbolic representation of a storytelling experience that cannot be replicated, SINGING SWALLOWS is an early start to understanding the Holocaust, connecting to young people’s lives through voice recording and visual storytelling.

Phantasmagoria

by Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman

SECONDARY | Based on a true story, Phantasmagoria is a play that explores the complex relationship between a woman and her violent father long after he has passed away. Briony unearths her father’s childhood experiences in Sri Lanka, his brutal World War 2 history in Burma, migration, alcoholism, and his families eventual escape from him. Using a lens of magic realism, the work plunges beneath a seemingly everyday domestic space to reveal family secrets, hauntings and complex emotional landscapes.

 

Mara KORPER

By Jayde Kirchert

SECONDARY | An exciting, feminist sci-fi theatrical experience, Mara KORPER is set in a futuristic world where gender is obsolete and the flesh must remain whole, exploring themes of extremism, gender and body image in a dystopian future, picking up where Orwell and Huxley left off.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

By Ray Lawler

VCE PLAYLIST | SECONDARY | From the canefields to the city, an iconic Australian story of passion, bittersweet romance and the yearning for lost youth. The 2020 production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll celebrates the 65th Anniversary of this classic play.

Out There

By Sean & Hollie Bryan

AGES 4+ | When a routine space mission goes wrong, and our ship finds itself hurtling towards an undiscovered planet, it’s going to take the skills of everyone at ground control to get everything back on track!

When the Rain Stops Falling

By Andrew Bovell

SECONDARY | Told through the interconnected stories of two families over four generations; between a prediction in London 1959 and its outcome in Australia eighty years later. WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING unfolds like a puzzle to be solved.

Animal Farm

By The Bloomshed after George Orwell

SECONDARY | Adapted from George Orwell’s fierce critique of power, ANIMAL FARMis a high-octane mess of punk-protest, political allegory and epic theatre with a rhythm beaten out on abandoned grain silos.

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