Book Week in Schools: CBCA 2019 shortlisted Picture Book

Meerkat Productions

Book Book Book

It truly was the best shortlisted book performance I have ever seen.
Iona Public School, Woodville, NSW about 2016's adaptation of Mr Huff by Anna Walker

Fabulous. Completely at the children’s level
Armadale Primary School, VIC about 2018's adaptation of BOY by Phil Cummings and Shane Devries

The chosen book is announced in April/May, however the tour starts to sell out the previous September so make sure you book early!

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

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.

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.

Shows for Schools not only gathers all the great available shows, it also makes booking easier!

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More Reviews

Interactive nature – fabulous!
St Monica’s, Evatt, ACT about 2018's adaptation of BOY by Phil Cummings and Shane Devries

I liked the way the performance stayed true to the story. The interactive aspect was excellent – the students were engaged throughout.
Caroline Chisholm School, ACT about 2017's adaptation of Gary by Leila Rudge

Wonderful that children are exposed to such relevant mental health issues through quality drama.
St Columba Anglican School, Port Macquarie, NSW about 2016's adaptation of Mr Huff by Anna Walker

Excellent opportunities for all children to participate.
St Stephen's College, Upper Coomera, QLD about 2016's adaptation of Mr Huff by Anna Walker

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Kinder to 3-6

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music, English, Civics And Citizenship


Drama, Dance, Music, SOSE, Literacy, Book Week


Comedy, Dance, Drama, Music Theatre, Puppetry


40 minutes plus question & answer time


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

School Term:
Term 3


Available Term 3, 2019
1hr bump in, 45 minute bump out.
Tours throughout VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, ACT and TAS.

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