2017 North Queensland Book Week

To Be Or What To Be

To Be or What To Be begins with Frank having misplaced his magician’s hat. A search ensues and Frank looks for it in his magic hat box. Hat after hat is produced out of this seemingly empty box but none of these are his magician’s hat. What is a magician to do without his magic hat?


The staff and students thoroughly enjoyed this show. They appreciated the messages and were entertained. Terrific! All ages loved it.

Marie Elson. P to Year 7. Wudinna Area School. Wudinna. SA. 4/03/2016.


Price: $5.50 per student ($5.00 + $0.50 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Wake Up And Read

Wake Up and Read is a funny, well paced comedy incorporating music, drama, mime, puppetry, magic and circus skills all linked with short charming tales about growing up in Australia. Each tale is another piece in the puzzle of how Frank, the son of an illiterate Italian migrant, became an avid reader and came to do what he does today. Students hear the stories behind the comedian as Frank takes us back to those moments that have shaped his life. We share his parents’ surprise when he first announces that theatre is the job for him. Another story tells how a playground bullying incident led to a lasting friendship with a fellow student who told him that he could find much of the information he would need for his new career, in books from the school library.


The program was most entertaining. A balance of magic, singing, puppets and theatre. My class described the show as ‘awesome’. Beneath the magic and puppets etc. was the clear message that reading is cool and people who read gain many different experiences. The performer was most entertaining and had the kids discussing how the tricks were done. He showed great diversity with singing, magic, puppets, humour and storytelling.

Peter Morton. K to Year 6. Howlong Public School. Howlong. NSW. 17/08/2015.


Price: $5.50 per student ($5.00 + $0.50 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Dance For The Fun Of It

Dance For The Fun Of It looks at a multitude of different dance genres. Some dance styles like Hip Hop, Melbourne Shuffle, Conga, The Sailor’s Hornpipe, Ballroom, Ballet and its beginnings in the French Royal Court in the sixteen hundreds, are explored in some depth.


An entertaining production. Our students had a great time and enjoyed commenting later on the humour and dance styles they saw. We have followed up with further dance in Arts classes.

Penny Phillips. K to Year 5. The Heights School/Primary. Modbury Heights. SA. 30/05/2016.


Price: $5.50 per student ($5.00 + $0.50 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Let's STAMP Out Bulling

The irrepressible Croc returns with an even more magical Drawing. No matter whether students have seen the first STAMP show or not, the strategies in the STAMP acronym are easily remembered and effective in dealing with bullies.


The children were engaged and thrilled by the magic. Great visuals to re-enforce the concepts. There was a mix of laughs, magic and teaching.

Tamzin Woodcock. K to Year 2. Craigmore South Primary School. Craigmore. SA. 3/06/2016.


Price: $4.95 per student ($4.50 + $0.45 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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