Heave Ho Off We Go

Curriculum Relevance:

Drama and Arts: Creative thinking, Problem Solving and just for fun!

Stimulate those young minds with these genuinely amazing illusions. How is that possible?

Heave Ho Off We Go

In these days of pre-recorded, flat screen visual entertainment where everything is possible, Alan challenges his audience, right before their eyes with illusions that get their young brain cells working, trying to work out what actually happened in the seemingly impossible illusions they witness.

Add to this, lashings of humour, a nautical theme, one wise cracking Toucan and Alan’s many years of experience in children’s entertainment and you have over 50 minutes of great children’s theatre.

Far from being just a magic show, Heave Ho Off We Go is a theatrical experience in the tradition of the English vaudeville shows of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Like those shows of old, Alan follows a magic segment with a juggling routine and follows that with one of his many ventriloquist dolls. One of these is the loveable remote controlled Toucan, which no longer has to be operated on the ventriloquist’s arm.

Heave Ho Off We Go is illusions, juggling, ventriloquism and loads and loads of laughs.

Alan Sloggett was born in the 1950’s into a family of travelling vaudevillians called “The Incomparable Sloggetts”. His parents had been criss-crossing Australia performing in circus and vaudeville since the 1920’s. With the introduction of television the family started performing in clubs and appeared regularly in the variety television shows of that time. With theatre in his blood, by the age of seven, Alan had decided this was the life for him.

What schools have said:

Staff and students loved the explosion of birds. It was very exciting. There was a lot of thinking time, humour, fun, student involvement and all round surprises. Alan had a lovely, intuitive style with the audience. Many thanks. Alan was early and professional with all aspects of the show!

Yolette Stewart. K to Year 12. Emerson School. Dandenong. VIC. 30/03/2017.

Entertaining performance. All students very engaged throughout the show.

V. Grace. K to Year 5. Bonville Public School. Bonville. NSW. 27/03/2017.

All students enjoyed the performance. All tricks were excellent.

Lucy Brunker. Muswellbrook Public School. Muswellbrook. NSW. 15/03/2017.

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

Suitable: Preps, K to Year 7.

Minimum Audience Size: 120 students.

Times: Show: 50 to 60 minutes. Set up: 30 minutes. Pack up: 30 minutes.

Requires an indoor performing area 3m deep x 4m wide.

ABN: 93 101 831 789

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