Shows for Schools in 2021

Shows for Schools in 2021

School productions are back on stage in 2021, with major companies launching their incursion and excursion programs.

Sydney’s Sport for Jove is offering three mainstage productions in 2021 - Othello, Macbeth and The Tempest.  All are 100 minutes long with no interval and followed by a Q and A. 

Performances will take place for school audiences at The Seymour Centre (Sydney) and Riverside Theatres (Parramatta). The company offers detailed Student Resource Kits for all works in the season. 

Company recommendations 

The Tempest - “Famous for its language, context and enchanting characters and breathtaking theatricality.”

Macbeth - “A deeply atmospheric, faithful and exciting introduction to the play for young audiences.”

Othello – “Shakespeare’s most relentless and tightly controlled drama.” 

HSC Symposiums – lecture and scene work on HSC texts. The Crucible, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, Waiting for Godot, Henry IV, Hamlet, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Richard III and A Doll’s House. 

Shakespeare Carnival – Regional and Sydney Dates. 

CDP productions is touring Magic Beach to NSW, QLD, Victoria and South Australia.

Company Pitch

This isn't just any beach - it's Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different. As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind? 

Alison Lester’s classic book is adapted for the stage by Finegan Kruckemeyer. The text, song, light, shadow and movement production is recommended for children aged 3-12 and their adults.

Brisbane’s Shake n Stir theatre company is touring a range of productions through Queensland in terms 1 – 4 and New South Wales in Term 3.

Company Pitch

Revolting Rhymes: A Frighteningly funny and seriously silly adaptation of Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes. 

1984: Cameras watch every move; Thought Police roam the streets and Big Brother rules.

Macbeth: Murder, corruption and manipulation. Is Macbeth a brave soldier or a cowardly slave to evil? 

Romeo and Juliet: In this reimagined version, the live action is contrasted against retrospective on-screen interviews with the play’s minor characters, allowing these key players to consider what they would have done differently, had they their time again.

Other productions include Terratorial, Prankster and In the Cauldron. 


Click here to read the 2021 School Performing Arts Resource Kit - SPARK - a free on-line magazine with a guide to putting on a show and attending school oriented productions.


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• Theatre productions for schools

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* Costuming

* Staging productions safely

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