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. Each performance goes for approximately 50 minutes and contains three stories which are selected by... YOU! By choosing the stories from our programme that suit you best, you can ensure that your students get the most out of the experience. Our story selection changes each year and include poetry, fairytales and world stories. You can find our 2023 story choices below.
For our grade 3 to 6 students we have our ‘Banjo’ programme which brings together three of Banjo Patterson's classic poems in an exciting and crazy educational performance of Australiana and bush poetry, which brings out the energy, excitement and brilliance of Patterson's language. It's poetry, but not as you know it.
“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
opening stories: (choose one)
A Classic poem about a pet dragon by American poet Ogden Nash. As the saying goes, 'don't judge a book by it's cover'.
Filled with fantastic characters and lots of silliness, this wild tale brings the magic of language to life in the most fun way possible.
This determined little Hen just needs a little bit of help, but none of the other animals on the farm will lend a hand. In a wonderful story about doing it yourself and seeing why it's so important to help others, the Little Red Hen will get the bread made, without any help at all.
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.
Our Farmer has an empty
space in his garden, what could he plant there?
How about a sprinkle of fun, a handful of silly and a giant scoop of mayhem!
It all adds up to a great big enormous problem! A classic tale about teamwork.
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 $750 for up to 100 students in a single session.
Performances with greater than 100 students have an additional fee of $7.50 for every student thereafter.
All prices are inclusive of GST.