Fairytales - With a Twist!

Carp Productions

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Students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed your performance, one of the best that we have had. The kids were engaged the whole time, there was plenty of involvement and it sent a clear message the kids could understand. Perfect to start the year.
Bernadette Kelly, Berwick Lodge Primary School

The feedback from the teachers after today’s performance has been amazing – SUCH A WINNER, THANK YOU!
Helen Moore, Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School

“The Famous writer Ima Star is in trouble! Her brand new 'Traditional Fairytales' book is being released today - but somebody has mixed up her stories! Cinderella has become a Cinderellaphant! The Big Bad Wolf is now the Big Good Wolf! Help us untangle these twisted tales before it is too late! ”

A unique take on traditional fairytale performance, including up-to-date music and references to popular culture,“Fairytales… With a Twist!” brings many much-loved characters to life and inspires students to love literature! It also explores the differences and similarities between fairytales, participation in performance, characterisation and role-playing, and the transition from books to performance. The show features the fairytales 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Gingerbread Man'

A unique and engaging look at fairytales, “Fairytales - With a Twist!” encourages students to explore:
  • Storytelling and narrative
  • The differences and similarities between fairytales
  • Participation in performance
  • Characterisation and role-playing
  • The transition from books to performance

"Fairytales - With a Twist!" is ideal for Prep students learning to adjust to their new school environment, and for all students Prep-Year Three as they explore their identities, social interactions and the importance of self-confidence and resilience.

The performance encourages participation in drama and promotes reading. With the help of simple props and costumes, your students become the stars of the shows! All our shows contain positive messages about friendship, sharing, self-belief and tolerance. Various acting techniques are employed - music, poetry, puppetry, mime, song and narration - to encourage the students.

Victorian Curriculum: Communication, English, Interpersonal Development, Personal Capabilities, the Arts, Thinking Processes, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

We also offer a wide range of other performances, including:
  • Too Many Toys!
  • Mighty Mini Beasts
  • Marvellous Me!
  • The Best Christmas Ever!

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 show was brilliant! The perfect introduction for the children. The storyline and humour were perfectly suited for preps; there wasn’t a moment they weren’t either smiling or laughing. The children incorporated into the show got a real buzz!
Christie Holman, Overport Primary School

Thank you so much for the wonderful performance yesterday for the Preps and the Year 1 students. Feedback from both the Prep and Year 1 teachers was that the performance was entertaining, interesting, interactive and just downright fun.
Tanja Jensen, Wheelers Hill Primary School

The Preps were enthralled for 45 minutes as we explored the idea that everyone is good at SOMETHING! We learnt we should all be proud of the way we look, and if we make mistakes we should never give up. Entertainment of the highest calibre!
Michael Rennie, St Kilda Primary School

Show Details



Year Level Suitability


Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English


Fairytales, Storytelling, Drama, Entertainment, Interactive Performance, Literature


Comedy, Dance, Drama, Exhibition, Physical Theatre, Workshop


45 minutes


School: $660.00 plus GST for up to 75 students. For any performance over 75 students an additional cost of $8.80 plus GST per additional student applies.

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Available all across the greater Melbourne area, and other areas of Victoria on request. We simply require a space around 4 metres square, a few chairs and access to a power point - we provide the rest!

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