We take your students on a magic journey in to the world of books, consisting of theatrical presentations of popular stories and poems. We motivate students to participate in the performance- they become some of the characters and act our the stories. This unique ‘Bookworm’ approach has been widely praised by teachers across Australia since 1978.
Our stories 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 will leave the performance motivated to build on that experience.
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 junior audiences, we understand that sometimes a live storytelling show in your classroom may be a little overwhelming for some students. Our actors are aware of the needs of the audience and will adjust a performance to accommodate those needs.
“Brilliant! So much fun and the kids were totally engaged for the whole show. Loved it!"
- Jess Inglis, Kerang.
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)
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 enourmous 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. Our troll may seem grumpy, but he’s really 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.
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.