FOR BEGINNERS AND LOWER LEVEL STUDENTS
SUITABLE FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL LEARNERS
FROM 6 TO 12 YEARS OLD
You are at home and you open the door and walk outside. But outside is not what you expect. You are not where you expect to be either; you are suddenly somewhere else. And then there are even more doors and every door you open takes you to yet another place. How do you find the door that takes you home again?
The Door is a comic adventure story that takes us into the worlds of film, of comics, of folk tales and classic children’s literature as well as various countries in the world. The style of theatre, the visual manner of the performance and the carefully selected language items, together with the active participation of the audience make The Door entirely comprehensible and highly involving to primary school learners
Just Good Friends
FOR LOWER LEVEL STUDENTS
SUITABLE FOR OLDER PRIMARY AND YOUNGER SECONDARY LEARNERS
FROM 10 TO 14 YEARS OLD
Just Good Friends is a play about friendship, dreams and misunderstandings.
Just Good Friends is based on the typical TV sitcom and is full of warm humour, original ETC music and songs with just the right mix of dramatic moments. The three central characters, Polly, Paul and Peter, are three close friends and who all have their personal dreams of becoming famous. Unfortunately each person’s dream tends to intrude on the other two. That’s one problem.
The other problem is the letter. Polly finds a love letter that she thinks is from … well that’s the problem. Who wrote it? And what happens to the friendship when love rears its confusing head.
FOR INTERMEDIATE AND HIGHER
SUITABLE FOR SECONDARY AND
HIGH SCHOOL LEARNERS
FROM 13 TO 18 YEARS OLD
MeTV is the story of Ben, a schoolboy who is crying out for something exciting to happen to him. MeTV is about what happens when two peculiar strangers, Agents Smith and Jones, decide to make him famous – by whatever means they can.
MeTV takes an extremely satirical look at a media world that applauds success above genuine value; rewards the famous more than the deserving; glories wealth regardless of how this wealth is used and promotes above all the notion of self over any concept of community.
Through a series of sketches put together to form a narrative MeTV takes a hilarious, yet somewhat chilling, look at a world that perhaps is given much more importance than it in fact merits.
Best Of All Possible Worlds!
FOR HIGHER INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED STUDENTS
SUITABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND ADULT LEARNERS
FROM 15 TO 18 YEARS OLD
It is the year 2054 and the government, the business world and the media have merged to become one all controlling state organisation. Party politics is entertainment and entertainment is party politics. The Party is holding one of their monthly cleansing and correction entertainment events in your centre.
Best of all Possible Worlds is a caustic, often surreal, highly comic play that looks at this world through a series of sketches, songs and music and is very loosely based on 1984, Brave New World and other dystopian writings.
About the plays
The plays are prepared to last approximately 50 minutes to one hour. The exact running time depends upon the audience. As we involve them directly in our plays their contribution obviously affects the final length of the performance.
We perform during school time and we can perform in all kinds of venues – from state of the art theatres to school canteens and gymnasiums. Our plays are designed to be adaptable to any venue. All we require is an acting area in a space that is adequate to the size of the audience where they can be seated comfortably and see and hear the actors.
Each play comes with its own comprehensive Play Pack with full activities for classroom use; for both before and after the performance with clear suggestions for use.
What Play to choose?
Below are the prime ages at which our plays are targeted. Each play can be performed differently according to the age and level of the audience. For example a performance of The Door for 6 and 7 year olds is not the same as a performance for 11 and 12 year olds. This is the same for the other plays. We adapt the script and the performance to cater to our public.
The Door 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 years
Just Good Friends 10 11 12 13 14 years
Me TV 13 14 15 16 17 18 years
Best Of All Possible Worlds 15 16 17 18 years
For Adults: We recommend a modified version of Me TV, or BOAPW depending on the level of English of the audience.