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Education Program 2021

Griffith Regional Theatre is committed to engaging, inspiring and educating young people in the areas of performing arts, heritage and culture, with the aim of building audiences and participation now and in the future.

The Education Sector is the key focus for achieving this and as part of our 2021 season, Griffith Regional Theatre presents a variety of productions that will appeal to students and younger audiences.

Learn more about what's on offer below.

 

School Group Bookings

Student ticket prices are $15 with one complimentary teacher ticket per 20 students for designated school shows only. If that allocation does not allow you to adequately supervise your students please speak to us as we are flexible when it comes to getting student participation. Please contact the Box Office on 02 6962 8444 for more information.

Some general public shows which have education resources, workshops or teacher PD available are also listed below, but are not part of our designated school shows. If you wish to arrange school tickets to any of these shows please contact us to discuss special ticketing arrangements.

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2021 School Shows

The Midnight Gang

Friday 14 May 10AM & 12.30PM

Twelve year old Tom unexpectedly finds himself lonely and lost in St Crook’s Hospital and at the mercy of evil Matron. Tom feels like he’ll never leave, but his fellow young patients have other ideas… Join the Midnight Gang as Tom and his new friends go on a series of amazing adventures as David Walliams’ best-seller comes to life on stage in a celebration of friendship, love and the power of the imagination.

Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for: 6 Years +

Explores themes of the power of the imagination, hopes and dreams.

Teacher Resource: Education Kit - includes curriculum links for Stage 2 & 3. Contains activities.

Engagement: 11.05am Post-show Q&A

Pete The Sheep

Friday 22 October 10.30AM & 12.30PM

Monkey Baa’s award-winning musical returns! Imaginatively told by four performers playing shearers, dogs and sheep, this hilarious musical comedy explores the challenges and rewards of being an individual whilst being part of the flock! Based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and quintessentially Australian picture book, Pete the Sheep.

Duration: 50 minutes (TBC)
Suitable for: 4 - 9 Years

Explores themes of Uniqueness (Individuality and difference), Friendship/Mateship and Identity

Engagement: Post-show Q&A

Teacher Resource: Details TBA

In-school Workshop: 4 Available

Teacher PD: TBA

 

Follow Me Home

Tuesday 24 August, 11am

Told with honesty, heart and humanity Follow Me Home reveals the astonishing strength and resilience of young people who have experienced homelessness in this country. Inspired by real life stories this thought-provoking work from ATYP is a must see.

Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for: 14 Years +

Explores themes offamily violence, physical abuse and neglect, drug use, mental illness, references to suicide, and sexual abuse.

Teacher Resource: Learning Resource Pack - includes curriculum links for Stage 5 & 6 Drama and English. Contains activities.

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Workshop: 1 Available

Amphibian

Friday 3 September, 11am

An epic story of displacement, loss, and adapting to different worlds. Chloe and Hassan are under suspicion for stealing money while feeding the class Axolotl. Sent outside to work out who’s responsible, the unlikely pair find they have something in common. Each of them has been forced by their parents to leave their respective homes and face life as the new kid at school. As their personal histories are revealed, Chloe hears the incredible first-hand account of an Afghan boy who’s travelled alone, thousands of kilometres across land and sea, for a better life.

Duration: 55 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for: 12 Years +

Explores themes of displacement, Loss, Adapting to different worlds, Truth Choice, Relationships and Empathy.

Teacher Resource: Study Guide - includes curriculum links and general capabilities to English (years 8 and 9), Health and Physical Education (years 8 and 9) and The Arts: Drama (years 5 to 9). Contains activities and lesson plans.

Go To Teacher Resource

Engagement: Across Land and Sea: Muzafar’s True Story - an in-depth interactive digital companion which tells the story of how Muzafar and his family escaped Afghanistan and travelled to Australia.

Go To Across Land and Sea

In-school Workshop: Tuesday 7 September for year 10 – 12 Drama students. 2 Available. Details TBA

MAN WITH THE IRON NECK

Wednesday 8 September 11am

Man With The Iron Neck is a tale of love, loss, resilience and hope brought to life by soaring aerial feats. This is emotionally charged physical theatre at its best. More than a theatre show, Man With The Iron Neck tackles the growing rate of suicide amongst young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and provides an eye-opening yet transformative physical theatre experience full of hope for audiences.

Duration: 120 minutes (including Welcome to Country, no interval)
Suitable for: 16 Years +

Complimentary tickets for Indigenous students.

Explores themes of Masks/Pretending, Holding On/Letting Go, Suicide and death, Friendship, Breaking the Cycle and Grief.

Teacher Resource: TBA

Engagement: Post-show Q&A

Workshop: 1 Available

SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TBA

Sydney Symphony Orchestra is planning to return to Griffith in 2021 with details to be announced.

 

Evening Performances

If you wish to arrange tickets to any school tickets of the following shows please contact us to discuss special ticketing arrangements.

JEKYLL AND HYDE

Thursday, 28 May 7:30 PM

Comedy. Thrills. Chaos. Delight. While the story of Jekyll & Hyde is well known, this performance, which is made up of a cast of 5, tells it in a completely absurd, joyous and irreverent way. This show is fast and furious, mashing up styles of sketch comedy, music gig, physical theatre, and wordplay. Pop culture references are abundant, making it easy to relate to

Duration: 80 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for: 15 Years +

Teacher Resource: Dedicated school website

 

ANIMAL FARM

Thursday 6 May 7:30PM

Thrilling and charming with shockingly good comedy, this production will have your students laughing until it hurts. 

Duration: 80 minutes (no interval)
Suitable For: 12 Years +

 

SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY

Thursday 24 June 7:30 PM

A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation. 

Duration: 65 minutes (TBC)
Suitable For: 8 Years +

 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Thursday 8 July 7:30PM

Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is reawakened in this breathless production brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem.

Duration:120 minutes (including 20 min interval, TBC)
Suitable For: 12 Years +

 

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