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.

This is simply told, powerful theatre about the strength of friendship.

“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

TOUR DATES

21 August  – 1 September 2017

IDEAL FOR

Years 4 – 8

DURATION

50 mins + 10 min Q & A

FEE

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

Artforms: Drama

Key Themes: Identity, Friendship, Bullying and Peer Pressure

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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 the strength of friendship.

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Metro: 21st Aug 2017 to 1st Sep 2017
Regional: 21st Aug 2017 to 1st Sep 2017

Windmill Theatre
Duration: 50 mins + Q & A
Artform: Drama
Minimum fee: Base rate of $1200 + GST for up to 120 students, LESS Eligible Subsidy
Suitability: Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8
Term: Term 3
Maximum Student Attendance: 120
Booking info: Technical Requirements: The audience is included in the performance space in designated areas.