Book Week in Schools: Children's Book Council of Australia 2018 shortlisted Picture Book

Meerkat Productions

Book Book Book

"Brilliant performance. Great props Elizabeth. One of the best performances / props we’ve seen."
Moama Anglican Grammar, Moama NSW about 2015's The Stone Lion

"Students engaged with the different characters and took away with them a powerful message."
Caulfield Primary School, Caulfield South, VIC about 2015's The Stone Lion

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.

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More Reviews

"Fantastic show, great involvement of the students and catered to the full breadth of students from Playgroup to Grade 6. I felt inspired to get the kids making puppets back at school."
Pyalong Neighbourhood House, VIC about 2014's The Windy Farm

"The performance was excellent! A very topical theme. Children liked it. Liked the theme of resilience and we can overcome any problems with Grandpa saying "Never Mind". Enjoyed the renewable energy theme."
Sacred Heart Primary School Coolah, NSW about 2014's The Windy Farm

"Absolutely wonderful - love everything about this show. Inspirational. Great work!"
Highfields PS, Lindfield NSW about 2013's Herman and Rosie

"A great performance! Loved the combination of puppets, singing, dancing and acting. Very entertaining and engaging. The students from Primary School all took something away. All the little nuances in Herman and Rosie were explored."
Caroline Chisholm College, Chisholm ACT about 2013's Herman and Rosie

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

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