Book Week shows for students... by teachers!!

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Since 1999 "Tony Bones" Appleby B.Ed has been adapting CBCA shortlisted books for the stage & performing them at the very highest standard at Australian primary schools.

 

He's performed for well over half a million students and counting.

What We Do.....

 

Each year Tony & his creative team take their favourite of the short listed "CBCA Picture Book of the Year" titles & transform it into an incredibly entertaining & engaging stage show, performed to primary school students across Australia.

 

Tony performs the show himself, consisting of the highest level drama, dance & music. As a qualified school teacher, Tony ensures that there are strong links to the Australian curriculum throughout the show & in the follow up support material & lesson plans.

 

He uses drama, dance, original songs & music, mask, puppetry, props, sets, DMX coloured stage lighting, full sound system & wireless headset microphone, raised staging, painted sets, dual digital projections, costumes, loads of audience participation, lots of laughs & a full, detailed Q&A session at the end of every show.

"Best performance we've seen for Book Week"

St Joseph's PS, Springvale, VIC

See this...
...become this!!!

"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

Due to COVID-19 Book Week has
been rescheduled by CBCA to
Term 4: 17-23 October 2020

Theme: "Curious Creatures, Wild Minds"

NOTE: If schools are closed or visitors to schools prohibited on the booking date due to COVID-19 then cancellations will be granted free of charge.

Alternatively, check out our virtual incursion here!!

Which 2020 Shortlisted Picture Book will we perform?
So what do you get with a Books To Life show?

 

  • Theatre In Education for Australian students at the very highest level!

  • A stage performance for kids to complement your school's CBCA 2020 Book Week parade!

  • A stage show for primary students that will astound the entire audience!

  • Children's Theatre that sets the new standard for every state & territory for the 2020 Book Week season - Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania... we tour them all!

  • Check out our brand new Book Week stage show for schools based on a CBCA 2020 Short Listed Picture Book of the Year shortlisted book. Click here!

  • Public Liability Cover of $30,000,000 & Professional Indemnity Insurance of $5,000,000! Click here!!!

 

 

 

 

 

All of the books previously adapted & performed by Tony since Book Week 2000...

 

 

All books adapted and performed by Tony for Book Week
Tony's past Book Week shows (above)
We bring...
...for students on stage using
DRAMA, DANCE & MUSIC!!