Primary School Theatre-in-Education Incursions

PRIMARY SCHOOL PERFORMANCES

45 minute performances for the Prep-Year Three levels

 

CARP PRODUCTIONS ARE NOW FULLY VACCINATED!

We’ve all had both our first and second doses, and are fully compliant with all covid regulations, so you can rely on us for healthy and safe incursions. We’re looking forward to seeing you all again!

CARP’S 2022 SHOWS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!

Carp Productions have finalised our shows for 2022. We have SIX shows available, including our brand new anti-bullying show, “Bully Free Zone!” Brochures area available now, and we’re taking bookings for 2022. Here’s what we’re offering for Primary Schools this year:

ALL SHOWS AT 2021 PRICES!

Each show is engaging, educational and highly interactive. All our theatre-in-education shows are linked closely to the Victorian Curriculum. Through engagement with performance, students learn about self-confidence, reading, literature and self-expression.

Our prices for 2022 remain the same as for 2021 – and there’s no cancellation fee if a show needs to be cancelled for covid-19 related reasons.

Select from the following Seven Shows in 2022:

 

HAPPY BEING ME! (Personal Development)

Nat Serious wants to be a serious wizard just like his famous father – but every magic trick he tries is a disaster! Then he goes to Magic School, where he learns there’s just one rule. You must always be proud of who you are. Your unique qualities make you a star! Celebrate your uniqueness in “Happy Being Me!”, a magical show about friendship, self-esteem, accepting others and feeling positive.

A show celebrating everyone’s unique capabilities, “Happy Being Me!” encourages students to explore their special skills and qualities, and learn about self-esteem, the importance of friendship, acceptance and diversity, cooperation and teamwork. Learn ‘all about me’ in this entertaining performance!

 

FUNNY FAIRYTALES (Fairytales)

“There’s trouble in Fairytale Land – Prince Charming is tired of the Princesses getting all the glory – so he’s leaving his story! He wants to explore other fairytales and find a happier ending – for him. But Rapunzel can’t hear a word he says, and Sleeping Beauty is snoring!”

A unique take on traditional fairytale performance, including up-to-date music and references to popular culture,“Funny Fairytales!” brings many much-loved characters to life and inspires students to love literature! It also explores the differences and similarities between fairytales, participation in performance, characterisation and role-playing, and the transition from books to performance.

 

TOO MANY TOYS! (Toys)

“Danny has too many toys! They cover the bed, they cover the floor, his parents can’t cope with the mess any more. It’s time to interview each toy and decide which ones to keep The Talkative Teddy? The Lively Lego? The Unique Unicorn? Or the Testy Toy Soldier? Dress up and move as a toy. Learn about their history. Help Danny discover that the most valuable toy may cost nothing at all!”

An action-packed show highlighting the many uses and purposes of modern and olden day toys. We look at why different toys are designed in their own particular styles, and who they are targeted at, as well as: the history of toys; how different toys compare to each other; the way they move; what they’re made from; and the forces used to make toys move by themselves.

 

CARP’S 2022 CBCA BOOK WEEK SHOW! (Book Week)

“Let’s all climb into the amazing short-listed and notable books for 2022 and become part of their stories! The theme for Book Week 2022 is ‘Dreaming With Eyes Open’”

An overview of the short-listed books, a narrative based around this year’s theme, (“Dreaming With Eyes Open”), and a fun look at some of the nominated books, with audience participation and roles for students to play. Our 2022 Book Week show will inspire students to read and act out some sensational new stories from Book Week. We highlight the benefits of reading, the power of imagination, and the magic of bringing characters to life. Available from the start of August 2022.

 

BULLY FREE ZONE! (Bullying)

“Bull is a bully. He teases all the other farmyard animals, until one day his friends stand up to him and help him realise he needs to change his ways. A show about friendship, developing empathy skills, and addressing a range of anti-bully strategies”

“Bully Free Zone” takes an inclusive, positive approach to the question of social interaction and bullying at the primary school level, presenting the story of a misbehaving Bull who needs to learn why his actions are harmful to others, and start to become a better friend to others around him. It’s a perfect introduction to the topic for lower Primary School students, offering not only a guide to better social interactions, but also a strategy for those who encounter bullying in their own social groups. Available from Term 2, 2022.

 

MIGHTY MINI BEASTS! (Mini Beasts)

“Meet a Shimmying Spider, Black Boots the Beetle, and a very Hoppy Grasshopper! Enjoy a story about an insect’s life cycle. Join the Queen Bee for the Ugly Bug Ball! With fantastic facts and fun roles to play, you’ll be mad about mini beasts too!”

Creatures from the garden are brought to life with colourful costumes and lively performances. Each mini beast we meet not only teaches the audience about itself, but helps students create their own versions of insects through participation in the performance. We learn about the characteristics of mini beasts, the types found in a typical back yard, their environment and life cycles, how they contribute to the garden environment, and the way they move.

 

SANTA’S LOST HIS HO HO HO! (Christmas)

“It’s the night before Christmas. The Christmas Tree is twinkling. The reindeer are ready. The presents are piled high. But something is missing at the North Pole – Santa has lost his laugh! Instead of saying “Ho, Ho, Ho”, he’s saying “Oh No, No No!” Help our Christmas friends bring Santa’s laugh back in time for his trip around the world on Christmas Eve!”

With Elves, Reindeer, Snowmen, the Gingerbread Man and even a talking Christmas tree, our Christmas show incorporates all the fun and magic of the day, with opportunities for students to join in the performance and develop skills such as characterisation and speaking before an audience. We also address curriculum topics such as Communication, Personal Capabilities, and the Arts.It’s laugh-out-loud fun for everyone, including the teachers! Available from the start of November 2022.

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