2020 Melbourne, Geelong Area Book Week

The Labyrinth in the Library

The story begins with Hugo being sent to the library after being caught playing a computer game during reading time. Drifting towards the back of the library, Hugo discovers a bookcase loaded with titles such as; ‘The Wi of Oz’, ‘Grimm’s Airy Ales’ and ‘Lice in Wonderland’. When Hugo pulls out ‘The Word in the Stone’ the bookcase spins around and propels him into the gap between the bookshelves, an endless labyrinth where books come alive. Indeed the novel in Hugo’s hand begins to wriggle and out pops Merlin the Wizard.


The performance was very engaging. Our students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the plot, set, props and Mark’s performance. He did a fantastic job!

Matt Dunstone. K-6. Whittlesea Primary School. Whittlesea. VIC. Aug 2018.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Utter Nonsense

Utter Nonsense is seriously silly fun, featuring puppets, storytelling, pop-up illustrations, special effects and a magic wheelbarrow.

Join Mark Penzak as he tells the story of Uncle Henry, a mad scientist who wants more than anything to become rich and famous; so much so, he invents a machine to give him instant fame and fortune - but it goes dreadfully wrong and sucks out his sense of humour!


Mark was engaging from the start. A real performer! The show moved along at a fast pace with lots of props to keep our students entertained. Involving audience participation came at the right time and Mark had a good rapport with all the children. A fantastic show and well worth the effort.

Llynda Konjevic. Prep to Yr 6. Yarragon. VIC.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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The Bremen Town Musicians

The Bremen Town Musicians is a story about finding new friends and working as a team to solve problems and getting old but refusing to become ‘useless’ in the process.


Highly engaging show enjoyed by both students and teachers. The show helped to develop students' social emotional learning skills - resilience, team work. Beth & Mike were entertaining and funny. Loved how they involved the students and spoke to the students afterwards.

Thi Truong. K to Year 6. Chullora Public School. Greenacre. NSW. 5/09/2018.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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The Little Bad Wolf

When the Big Bad Wolf retires it’s time for his nephew the Little Bad Wolf to take charge of the forest and scare the inhabitants silly. However, the Little Bad Wolf isn’t big, and he isn’t bad at all. Word is out, there’s a new wolf in town and he’s more of a pushover than a house of straw.


The puppetry was very good and the performers used their skills really well to develop the characters and plot. The message was clear and the resolution offered the students sound advice on how to deal with bullies and building friendships.

Karen Putland. K to Year 5. Yankalilla Area School. Yankalilla. SA. 09/03/2017.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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A Fish Story

In the Wordsmith Laboratory Finn Furpy (Child Genius) and Dr Wild find lost words, invent new words, and solve word problems. They just have one more word problem to solve before they’ve finally solved more word problems than they’ve created. However, when Finn answers the phone to find there’s a fish on the line, their day is turned upside down trying to solve the biggest word problem yet. Teaching an octopus the alphabet, disguising yourself as a crab, and squabbling with a seagull are all in a day’s work when you’re trying to get words back into the ocean.


Very funny and entertaining. Excellent theme of environment care as well – very relevant to things happening in our school. I especially noted our kinder students who enjoyed the show immensely – some of them astounded their teacher as to just how much they absorbed from the show and just how much it made them think. Very entertaining and professional.

Shiralee Morris. K-6. Nulkaba Public School. Cessnock. NSW. Aug 2018.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Cyber Wiser

With a cast of over ten different characters, ten costume changes, music from a dynamic sound system, a multitude of exquisitely made props and set, amazing illusions and a little juggling thrown in for good measure, Cyber Wiser thoroughly entertains while getting students thinking and questioning their activities both online and in the playground.


Cyber Wiser was very entertaining and provided great info and strategies to the children regarding the online environment and bullying. The children all loved the show. The performer was great. He was very engaging and entertaining.

Ebony McGrane. K – 6. Middlemount Community School. QLD


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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