The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk - Windmill Theatre
A touching coming of age theatre work that addresses themes of bullying, making friends and fitting in. When Martin moves to a new school he feels lost in a sea of strange faces, especially when class bully Sharon takes a dislike to him. That is until he meets Simon McGurk and
forms a friendship that not only changes Martin, but also haunts Simon for the rest of his school days.
This is simply told, powerful theatre about just how difficult it can be to stay true to your friends.
“Outstanding Performance - powerful and emotive- great discussion occurred - have some amazing poems as a result of seeing the performance”, Teacher SA
"No matter what age you are, it’s emotional, uplifting and completely unforgettable." Yasmin Sulaiman, Fest
"The very model of audience-capturing storytelling. ****” Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
Drama, Solo Performance, Friendship, Peer Pressure
On the Road, Term 3
21 August – 1 September 2017
Years 4 – 8
50 mins + 10 min Q & A
Base rate of $1200 + GST for up to 120 students, LESS Eligible Subsidy
Victorian Curriculum Links: The Arts, English, Languages, Health and Physical Education -Respectful Relationships, Resilience, Bullying
Capabilities: Personal and Social, Ethical, Critical and Creative Thinking
Key Themes: Identity, Friendship, Bullying and Peer Pressure
Still Images: Shane Reid
When Martin moves to a new school he feels lost in a sea of strange faces, especially when class bully Sharon takes a dislike to him. That is, until he meets Simon McGurk. This theatre piece explores how difficult it can be to stay true to your friends.Book Now!