'I pray you, remember the porter...'

GRADES: 10-12
DURATION: 50 min + 10 min Q&A
COST: $5.50 per student (minimum performance fee applies)
ENGLISH LINKS: English Prescribed Texts, English Standard/Advanced
DRAMA LINKS: Elizabethan Theatre, Contemporary Performance

THE STORY

Malcom has taken back Scotland and Macbeth is dead. The surviving staff of Macbeth's reign are being persecuted for their affiliation with Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's treason. Frank Porter, who also works as a Porter, delivers a chilling and decisively analytical retelling of what actually happened between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

FOR TEACHERS

Macbeth is a prescribed text for QCAA’s external assessment - but not only that. A Porter’s Tale is a one person show that explores a resistant reading of the classical text, filling in gaps and silences supported by the text that, if you are a fan of Shakespeare, you will undoubtedly enjoy!
'The performance was terrific and our students were in awe!'
Kylie Burton, Barcaldine State High School

'Wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast...'

GRADES: 9-12
DURATION: 50 min + 10 min Q&A
COST: $5.50 per student (minimum performance fee applies)
ENGLISH LINKS: English Prescribed Texts, English Standard/Advanced
DRAMA LINKS: Elizabethan Theatre, Contemporary Performance

THE STORY

Andy and Chloe have two very different views on what the catalyst of the tragedy of R&J actually was. On one hand, it is about love and the many faceted nature of love in storytelling - and ultimately the dangers of naive, unbridled love. On the other hand, everything is fated to happen and nothing specifically is at fault except predetermination itself.

FOR TEACHERS

The classic trope - who is to blame? However we’ve mixed this one up and taken a less traditional route. This version of R&J serves as an analytical exploration into the classical text - and if you like detailed, nerdy, well sourced debates - you’ll like this one!
'Romeo & Juliet was Superb!'
Christene Trembath, Spinifex State College

'I sometimes imagine I'm superman'

GRADES: 7-12
DURATION: 50 min + 10 min Q&A
COST: $5.50 per student (minimum performance fee applies)
ENGLISH LINKS: English Prescribed Texts, English Standard/Advanced
DRAMA LINKS: Storytelling, Verbatim
EXTERNAL LINKS: Bullying, Stereotypes

THE STORY

Everybody has to do a monologue at High School. Everybody. From presentations, to speeches, to actual... monologues, right? Well Luke is no different and after he finds himself in an experimental after-school detention, due to circumstances beyond his control, with a bunch of other mis-fits - Luke leans the basic and fundamental lesson of performing a monologue, for better or worse...

FOR TEACHERS

A skill based performance relevant to all spoken performances. This one person show identifies common performance habits in high school students and highlights how very simple it is to rectify those habits to deliver an effective spoken word task. Makes marking more enjoyable, too!
'This one man show was beautifully performed!'
Laura Azzopardi, St. Augustine's College

'I think anybody is capable of anything...'

GRADES: 7-12
DURATION: 50 min + 10 min Q&A
COST: $5.50 per student (minimum performance fee applies)
ENGLISH LINKS: English Prescribed Texts, English Standard/Advanced
DRAMA LINKS: Theatre of Social Comment, Magical Realism/Aus Goth
EXTERNAL LINKS: Social Media Usage, Bullying

THE STORY

John and Liz have recently enrolled at the McCarthy School of Excellence and have been buddied up. After a shakey start they soon become close friends - but end up finding themselves entwined in an egomaniac’s diabolical plot. Rumours get spread. People get hurt. Sometimes... Things can end up going way too far.

FOR TEACHERS

Heavily inspired by the QCAA prescribed text Miller’s The Crucible and Orwell’s 1984, PRESSURE cleverly intertwines these texts into a more-relatable-than-we-are-comfortable -with setting with a healthy focus on bullying, well-being, and internet safety to boot!
'Exactly what our students needed!'
Adam Davy, Kelvin Grove State College

'Friends, Romans, Countrymen... Stop listening!'

GRADES: 9-12
DURATION: 50 min + 10 min Q&A
COST: $5.50 per student (minimum performance fee applies)
ENGLISH LINKS: English Prescribed Texts, English Standard/Advanced
DRAMA LINKS: Theatre of Social Comment, Verbatim, Storytelling
EXTERNAL LINKS: Legal Studies, Debating

THE STORY

When a young political activist/advisor and writer finds himself working for the opposition - he sees this as the greatest opportunity to sabotage them from within. However after writing his first speech for the front running candidate, thinking it would ruin their candidacy, he finds the language he is using is only putting his opposition further in the lead.

FOR TEACHERS

Who doesn’t love a bit of rhetoric? For English this show covers the Syllabus objectives - exploring how we can use language to manipulate our audiences, altering representations and perspectives to suit our shifting agendas. For Drama It’s a Brechtian/Absurdist/Political cross-over with a powerful delivery!
'Such an important message!'
Sam Neill, Mirani State High School

Booking Details and Information

  • Mashed Theatre Inc. tour throughout New South Wales, Queensland, and Northern Territory in 2019
  • All bookings are to go through our booking form HERE or through info@mashedtheatre.com
  • Mashed Theatre Inc. will liaise with you prior to our visitation to ensure our specifications are met, and your needs are satisfied.
  • Mashed Theatre Inc. work to your budget! We understand the strains of department budgets, and are  happy to work with you to create a program that is affordable.
  • Confirmation of bookings are final. Cancellation of bookings will incur a cancellation fee.