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

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 how difficult it can be to stay true to your friends.

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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.