Articles on ‘Children’s Theatre’

Hanuman: The Tale Behind the Name


Hanuman, a cheeky child monkey, gets impatient when his mother takes too long finding mangoes for him in the forest. In his hunger, he mistakes the sun for a giant mango and tries to eat it, incurring the wrath of the storm god and jeopardising the world. Originally a commission by Esplanade Theatre on the… Read more.

First ever Sleepover at Arts Centre Melbourne!

The Sleepover - Thanks to Arena Theatre Company

On Saturday 22 August, children and their families will have the opportunity to explore dressing rooms, under the stage and through mazes of corridors at Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the first ever ‘Sleepover’ at the iconic Victorian venue. Kids aged 8-11 have been invited to explore parts of the theatre complex that nobody… Read more.

The Wind in the Willows World Premiere at La Boite Theatre

Luke Carroll in Wind in the Willows - La Boite Theatre. Photography: Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Maxine Mellor and Kat Henry have adapted Kenneth Graham’s classic children’s book The Wind in the Willows to the stage for La Boite Theatre’s summer programme. The Wind in the Willows, starring Luke Carroll (Black Diggers, Play School) is a one man tour-de-force, kid’s style. The story follows four friends in a heartfelt and humorous adventure with Ratty,… Read more.

Patch Theatre’s Final Associate Director in Residence

South Australian children’s theatre company Patch Theatre recently announced the appointment of Thom Browning as their third (and final) Associate Director in Residence. Browning will spend seven weeks working alongside the company’s current Artistic Director Dave Brown, who himself leaves the company at the end of the 2015 season. Leading a strong field of contenders… Read more.

The Magic Chicken in Adelaide

The thing that I like most about this “Theatre Beating” show and the way that it unfolds is that the kids get it, entirely. They are laughing and saying their own stuff with the show from start to finish – a great indication, among many others. I’ve seen a few productions for little ones the… Read more.

Joy Fear and Poetry

As part of the next instalment in La Boite’s Indie season, we were treated to a first a performance where all the actors were under twelve years old. Joy Fear and Poetry, directed by PhD candidate Natasha Budd worked with over one hundred kids over two years to create this group devised and improvised performance… Read more.

Oz Opera launches a show for kids

Oz Opera are heading away from the posh theatre for a four-month tour of Victorian primary schools. Oz Opera is the touring arm of Opera Australia and aims to bring great opera to all Australians. Their 50-minute adaption The Barber of Seville has been created for primary schools and is touring Melbourne and regional Victoria,… Read more.