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 shortlisted "CBCA Picture Book of the Year" titles & transform it into an incredibly entertaining & engaging stage show, performed to primary school students across Australia.

 

"Tony Bones" performs the show himself, consisting of the highest level drama, dance & music. As a qualified school drama teacher who has adapted & performed 35 CBCA shortlisted books nationwide, Tony's experience is unparalleled for Australian theatre in education. He ensures that there are strong links to the Australian curriculum throughout the show, Q&A, in the follow up support material & the lesson plans.

 

He uses all areas of the Arts to present the book on stage: drama, dance, music, media arts & visual arts. There are original songs, mask, puppetry, props, costumes, painted & digital projections of sets, DMX coloured stage lighting, full sound system & wireless headset microphone, raised staging, dual digital projections, 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

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 $10,000,000! 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!!