Schools Program 2020

The 2020 Schools Program contains a range of shows relevant for school groups across all primary and secondary grades. In addition, many of these shows include various workshops, educational packs and teacher resources along with some unique educational opportunities.

GECC’s COMBINED SCHOOLS MUSICAL – THE WIZARD OF OZ

By L. Frank Baum , With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and  E.Y. Harburg , Adapted for the Royal Shakespeare Company by John Kane.

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

Monday 9th March – 11am

Tuesday 10th March – 11am

Wednesday 11th March – 11am

Thursday 12th March – 11am

Friday 13th March – 11am & 7pm

Saturday 14th March – 7pm

THE 91-STOREY TREEHOUSE

A play by Richard Tulloch, Adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Andy and Terry’s Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 Stories! It’s now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider!

Monday 23 March 2020, 12.30pm & 6pm

THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD

Adapted from the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler published by Macmillan Children’s Books

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

Monday 11 May 2020, 12pm & 6pm

EDWARD THE EMU

Edward is bored with his lot. Being the only emu at the zoo has left him feeling glum and under the impression that the grass is greener in everyone else’s enclosure. Maybe being a seal, or a lion, or a snake might be a better option in life for a lonely bird? Convinced that the other creatures are more popular, Edward breaks ranks and goes to find the fun.

Monday 13 July 2020, 6pm

Tuesday 14 July 2020, 10am & 1pm 

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Shipwrecked and separated 25 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong? The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins.

Tuesday 8 September 2020, 7.30pm

MAGIC BEACH

A play by Finegan Kruckemeyer, Based on the book by Alison Lester

At our beach, at our magic beach…

Every year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. This isn’t just any beach – it’s Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different. As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind?

Wednesday 4 November 2020, 12.30pm + 6pm