Tales from the Wild Bush
Fun. Playful. Engaging.
Children's theatre for the digital age.
Co-produced with NIDA, the NSW Public Schools Drama Company's 2021 performance Tales from the Wild Bush is now available to enjoy, explore and bring into your classroom.
About this project
Devised by directors Robert Jago and Emma Palmer and the show's cast, this play is designed for stage one and two students, although suitable for any age. Performed by students from Years 7 to 12 from public schools NSW, this project has students at its centre - as cast and audience.
'Tales From The Wild Bush' was a project designed for our youngest students to engage in theatre and drama bringing ideas such as friendship, inclusion, change, growth, resilience, and kindness to life in positive and enjoyable scenarios. Set in the Australian bush and landscape, this play echoes the Australian voice and people, giving it relevance to our students, classrooms and environment.
The expertise of the directors, devising process and writing for a specific purpose and audience means that the script and performance is a useful tool for teachers to use in a myriad of ways: to use for your own performance, to introduce your students to drama, to explore the themes for many different curriculum areas or to create an entire unit of work based around the play. You can extend and reshape the the play in any way that suits your class and your school. The play is freely available to be performed and the original production can be viewed on-demand. We encourage you to develop a program of work around it. To assist with this, we have developed activities for you to use as a companion to the performance.
Be inspired by what you see, read and hear and use in a way that suits you best. We'd love for you to share with us whatever you create if you can.