For beginners and lower-level students
Suitable for Primary school learners
From 6 to 12 years old
50 minutes to 1 hour
The young shipwrecked Jack Todd lives alone on a remote tropical island. Every day he gets up and goes through his daily routine to survive on the Island. He gathers food, builds and improves his shelter, keeps himself healthy and dreams of seeing his home again. However, one day everything changes. He is kidnapped from his island by a band of slightly strange pirates. This unexpected “rescue” puts him back into life at sea, encouraging his hopes of returning home.
With the oceans as his pathway, the wind as his fuel and the horizon for a guide, he embarks upon his curious adventures; meeting interesting friends, greedy enemies, beautiful sea creatures and ultimately going where no young boy has been before.
Jack Todd is a story loosely influenced by some of the most famous adventure stories of English Literature.
Told in simple language with audience interaction and involvement, Jack Todd, like all our plays this year, asks the audience to participate even more to tell the story. At various points in the play the audience will be asked by the actors to choose between different options and they tell the actor which route to take. In this way no two performances can ever be alike and various different endings are possible.
Our plays are written and rehearsed to be adaptable; so they can be performed in any venue.
Including a full pack of activities and exercises focussing on comprehension, language, themes and skills work.
Our professional native speaking actors are trained by us to adapt and modify their performance according to the audience’s reactions.