Book Week 2019: adaptation of The Peackock Detectives by Carly Nugent

Meerkat Productions

Book

"…very powerful and opened many doors for discussion."
ST KILDA PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL, VIC re ADAPTATION OF THE ELEPHANT BY PETER CARNAVAS

"Great use of the space, humour and dialogue. It told the story in a thoughtful and inclusive way."
HARRISON SCHOOL, ACT re ADAPTATION OF THE ELEPHANT BY PETER CARNAVAS

We are delighted to present this year’s Younger Reader’s book adaptation of Carly Nugent’s The Peacock Detectives adapted for the stage by Meerkat Productions and performed by arrangement with The Text Publishing Company, Melbourne

Winner of the 2019 Reading’s Children’s book prize and shortlisted for both The Text Prize 2017 and Australian Book Design Awards 2019; The Peacock Detectives is a warm and engaging story about dealing with change and finding out who you are.

SYNOPSIS
The last time William Shakespeare and Virginia went missing Cassie found them sitting on a coiled hose behind the fire station, and Dad called her ‘Cassie Andersen, Peacock Detective’. So, this time she knows what to do—she’ll look for clues and track them down. But the clues lead her in an unexpected direction and Cassie finds herself investigating a confusing mystery about her family.

ABOUT OUR SHOWS
All of our shows are fully staged musicals lasting one hour (including Q&A). The music is written by Tim Smith (The Lion King, Billy Elliot) & Luke Hunter (Matilda, Jersey Boys)

We encourage audience participation and active engagement in all of our performances and we use puppetry to fully engage the students and to broaden the possibilities of the way we stage our shows.

Our post-performance Q&A is structured and focused on the themes raised in the show and a behind the scenes insight into how our set, props, puppets, etc. work and how they were made.

We also provide a teachers resource pack to support our incursion both before and after we've been to the school.

We provide all of the staging and sound requirements, all we need from you is a performance space 5m by 5m, plus enough room for the students to sit and watch the show.

BOOKINGS
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

"The movement throughout the room was incredible. Every student had their attention fixed the entire time. The Q&A session where the kids got to ask questions was excellent. I liked pulling out some of the positive themes of friendship, etc."
ST MICHAELS PS, NORTH MELBOURNE, VIC re ADAPTATION OF RUN, PIP, RUN BY JC JONES

Audience were very engaged. Actors very professional and entertaining. Faces of children said it all.
SIENA PS, SIPPY DOWNS, QLD ABOUT 2016'S ADAPTATION OF RUN, PIP, RUN BY JC JONES

Great show, very funny. Great adaptation of the book.
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN PRIMARY SCHOOL, CROYDON HILLS, VIC ABOUT 2017'S ADAPTATION OF CAPTAIN JIMMY COOK DISCOVERS THIRD GRADE BY KATE & JOL TEMPLE

The puppetry was excellent. Clever use of space. Great interaction with the audience and getting them involved.
MORANG SOUTH PS, VIC ABOUT 2016'S ADAPTATION OF RUN, PIP, RUN BY JC JONES

Show Details

Type

incursion

Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 7-9

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, Civics And Citizenship

Themes

Family Relationships, Emotional Intelligence, Literacy, Personal & Social Capability, Ethical Capability, Critical & Creative Thinking, Arts

Artform

Drama, Music Theatre, Puppetry

Duration

40 minutes plus question & answer time

Cost

$8.80 +GST per student (minimum show fee $880 +GST)

School Term:
Term 3

Availability

Available Term 3.
1hr bump in, 45 minute bump out.
Tours throughout VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, ACT and TAS

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Enquiry/Booking Request