CBCA Book Week Short List Picture Book of the Year Show 2018 - Nationwide Tour!!

Books To Life - Book Week Shows For Students


"Best performance we've seen in school for Book Week.”
St Joseph's Catholic PS, Springvale, VIC

“The children were enthralled to see a book come to life in a live performance.”
St Therese PS, Mascot, NSW

2018 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year

TBA April 2018

Adapted for the stage & performed by Tony Appleby B.Ed

This brand new 40 minute stage performance will bring the new Australian book to life. It is created & performed by Tony Appleby B.Ed, a qualified drama & dance teacher with over 20 years of professional school teaching & performing experience in children's theatre & theatre in education. Tony has been adapting & performing CBCA shortlisted books for Book Week shows since 2000 & this will be his 33rd book adapted to the stage.

The show will tour all states & territories in Australia in this nationwide tour!!!

The stage show includes:

Drama, dance & music;
Puppetry & Mask;
Painted sets & digital projections;
Raised staging;
Stage lighting & sound including microphone headset;
Audience participation;
Students joining in on stage;
Full Q&A session after the show;
Lesson plans for teachers.

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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More Reviews

"I've been a teacher for over 20 years and witnessed many performances, but this production was simply the best - totally professional, true to the book, thought provoking, everything."
Narre Warren Nth PS, VIC

“... a fantastic performance that has inspired us all to READ!"
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, Sunshine, VIC

"Everything you could want in a theatrical performance. Very funny, beautiful singing, dancing, props and costumes."
Kotara South PS, NSW

“Great props, fabulous songs, lively dancing and great acting all came together in a magical presentation."
St Joseph's School, Rosebery, TAS

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Prep-2 to 3-6

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, The Arts - Music, English


Book Week, Literacy, Drama, Dance, Music, English.


Comedy, Dance, Drama, Live Music, Music Theatre, Physical Theatre, Puppetry


40 minutes plus full Q&A


$6/student ($750 excl. GST for up to 125 students then $6/student thereafter)

School Term:
Term 3


Stage area of 4mx4m with students preferably sitting on the floor in front.

All locations nationwide to be considered based on availability & other bookings.

PRESS the green button to directly contact the booking team!

Enquiry/Booking Request