The Curious Game - Born in a Taxi

Returning to Regional Arts Victoria Education & Families program by popular demand!

The show was fabulous!  The whole school from Prep to Grade 6 were engaged for the entire show. The Grade 5/6 students said that it was the best show they had ever seen.  They asked for it to return!! Regional Teacher and 5 stars from students

A place where the world of fairytales meets the world of board games, where one must play to discover what the rules are - but beware the Queen, for it is with her that all power resides. With the pomp and status games of the Royal Court - ridiculous rituals and eccentric dance, characters from an over-sized chessboard come to life to conduct an interactive game, where no one knows what the rules are, and not everyone’s a winner.                                                     

The Curious Game is a predominantly non-verbal performance that uses archetypal characters. A bossy Queen, a stupid knight and a pawn with a touch of cunning, conduct an absurd and humorous game for all ages, where the aim is to trust your creative instincts. Using symbols and gesture, the audience interpret the Queen’s signs by thinking laterally and acting physically. Each performance is a unique experience influenced by the participating students and their ability to be creative and trust their own instincts.

The only way to discover what the game is… is to play it?

Originally commissioned by The Arts Centre Melbourne around the theme of Alice in Wonderland, The Curious Game has delighted audiences from New Zealand to South Korea, utilising Born in a Taxi's signature performance style that incorporates physical theatre, ensemble dance, clowning and audience participation.

On The Road


Monday 25 July 2016 - PLC Early Learning Centre
Tuesday 26 July 2016 - Ararat Performing Arts Centre
Thursday 28 July 2016 - Manangatang P-12 College
Friday 29 July 2016 - Newlands Primary School
Monday 1 August 2016 - Aitken Creek Primary School
Tuesday 2 August 2016 - Apollo Bay P - 12 College
Wednesday 3 August 2016 - Birregurra Primary School
Thursday 4 August 2016 - Malmsbury Primary School
Friday 5 August 2016 - Crib Point Primary School



Early years - year 6


45 – 50 mins                                                                                                                             


Base rate of $910 +GST for up to 130 students with additional students $7 each LESS Eligible Subsidy  

Please note: The Curious Game can perform to large whole school Groups

AusVELS Links: The Arts, Languages, The Humanities – Civics and Citizenship, English,

Artforms: Drama

General Capabilities: Personal and Social Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking

Key Themes: Trust, Communication, Power / hierarchy 

Born in a Taxi

A bossy Queen, a stupid Knight and a cunning Pawn conduct an absurd problem-solving game for all ages where the aim is to act physically and trust your creative instincts. The only way to discover the game… is to play it.

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Metro: 25th Jul 2016 to 5th Aug 2016
Regional: 25th Jul 2016 to 5th Aug 2016

Born in a Taxi
Duration: 45 – 50 mins
Artform: Comedy
Minimum fee: Base rate of $910 +GST for up to 130 students with additional students $7 each LESS Eligible Subsidy
Suitability: prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Term: Term 3
Maximum Student Attendance: 500
Booking info: Technical Requirements: The Curious Game can perform to large whole school groups in large inside and outside spaces