“Just wanted to pass on a note to your actors to thank them for their wonderful performances at Trinity. The whole school totally enjoyed the live theatre experience. The staff and the students loved the stories and plays brought to us by the Flying Bookworm. The children were thrilled to be involved in all the plays and enjoyed the fun and hilarity that live performances bring. It was wonderful.”
- Trinity Albury
programme (Prep - 3)
As Victoria’s longest running educational theatre company, with over thirty years experience in presenting theatre to tens of thousands of students in school incursions across Victoria, The Flying Bookworm Theatre Company can proudly say that we know our audiences and their needs.
Our programmes are carefully selected to ensure we bring vibrancy and theatricality to your students’ learning. You can expect your students to be enlivened, entertained, engaged and educated by their experience, and that your students will leave the performance motivated to build on that experience.
Our actors are highly trained, but they are not the stars of the show... your students are! Our Magic Journey programme emphasises participation and even puts some of your students in starring roles.
We offer two primary school programmes for students in grades prep to 6. For our grade prep to 3 students we have our ‘Magic Journey’ programme which combines classic stories, story telling and fables. And for our grade 3 to 6 students we have our ‘Banjo’ programme which brings together three of Banjo Patterson classic poems in an exciting and crazy education performance of Australiana and bush poetry.
opening stories: (choose one)
Lewis Caroll’s beloved poem comes to life!
in this strange and fabulous tale we bring all manner of creatures to life, showing students just how much fun you can have with words, whether they’re real or made up! It’s funny, it’s silly and it’s very very Bookworm.
One of Australia’s most loved characters who goes for a bike ride you will never forget. Lots of fun and action with wonderful new words to explore!
A.A Milne's beautiful poem bursts to life in classic Bookworm style as a young girl goes searching for pet rabbit of their very own, but meets lots of crazy characters along the way instead.
main stories: (choose two)
A sleepy capseller, some cheeky monkey’s and a whole lot of fun. Through repetition, gesture, body language and words the capseller shows us some of the many many ways we can communicate with each other while giving everyone who’s watching a very big laugh.
Magic beans! Giants! Cows!
Jack trades his cow for some beans and it leads to an adventure he could never imagine. Filled with giants, beanstalks and golden eggs.
Laugh! Laugh! Laugh! As hard as you can! You won’t stop having fun with The Gingerbread Man! Life sure is crazy when you’re delicious, and our Gingerbread Man is finding out it’s not always fun being the most popular person in town.
Crazy characters, funny farm animals and a not-so-fantastic fox make this classic a timeless favourite.
Join Hans and Helga as they tell the famous much loved tale, that has become our most popular story ever! Three great goats and one tricky troll, make for a fantastic lesson in friendship, problem solving and the downside of greediness. But he’s very silly and great fun.
The goats may come in small, medium and big, but the fun only comes in EXTRA LARGE in this marvellous misadventure.
The minimum performance fee for a Primary school Magic Journey performance is $650 for up to 100 students in a single session.
Performances with greater than 100 students have an additional fee of $6.50 for every student thereafter.
All prices are inclusive of GST.