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An Online Resource of Live Performance

We have been inundated with support for our online education program and are so pleased to be able to bring the joy of live performance to schools in an accessible format. While the online version of these performances can never replace the experience of being in a theatre, we understand that it’s not always possible for our audience to be able to get to a performance in person. 

Over the last year, where live performance has been out of reach for many people, and continues to be in a state of uncertainty, Slingsby by Request now offers access to four Slingsby productions, alongside three online workshop options. 

$12 per student
(Category 1-4 schools receive a $3 discount per student)

  • This Tree Is A Story (about everything, including you, as told by me)
  • The Boy Who Talked To Dogs
  • Emil and The Detectives
  • The Young King


Only $150 when booked with a performance
(Category 1-4 schools only $100 when booked with a performance)

  • Slingsby Theatre Techniques 
  • What makes a small theatre company work?

$175 per session
(Category 1-4 schools receive a $100 discount per session)



This Tree is a Story (about everything, including you, as told by me)

Written & performed by Slingsby’s Flying Squad
Directed by Andy Packer

Suitable for Year Levels 4-12
45 mins (no interval)

In this touring theatre production, the history of humans and our relationship with trees grows from five overlapping and interwoven stories. Travelling through time, literature, the underworld and our family trees, this world premiere by Slingsby’s Flying Squad digs into the roots and climbs through the branches of scientific knowledge and ancient and personal stories of trees and how they shape our lives, cultures and future.

For more information on This Tree is a Story (about everything, including you, as told by me), click here.

The Boy Who Talked To Dogs

Presented by Slingsby and State Theatre Company South Australia
Adapted for the stage by Amy Conroy
From the book by Martin McKenna

Suitable for Year Levels 7-12
70 mins (no interval)

Young Martin is a misfit. Bullied at school and misunderstood at home, his only comfort comes from sneaking off to the family coal shed to bond with his German Shepherds, Major and Rex. When things reach breaking point, the 13 year old runs away from his home in Limerick, Ireland, and finds himself taken in by a new family – a pack of stray dogs. As they dodge trains, steal meals and fight for survival, Martin finds himself on the road he was always meant to take.

For more information on The Boy Who Talked To Dogsclick here.

Emil and the Detectives

by Erich Kästner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom

Suitable for Year Levels 4-12
70 mins (no interval)

Never underestimate the determination of a child! In the 2018 Helpmann Award winning production, Emil and the Detectives, Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen. But the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal?

Approved for SACE Stage 2.

For more information on Emil and The Detectives, click here.


The Young King

By Oscar Wilde, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom

Suitable for Year Levels 4-12
70 mins (no interval)

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of Slingsby.

Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards.

For more information on The Young Kingclick here.

Online Workshops

To support you and your students, Slingsby are pleased to offer the following workshops to ensure high quality delivery and engagement during this period. We will also provide you with a Workshop Resource Pack so that you and your students are fully equipped to participate in the workshops.

Slingsby Theatre Techniques: Shadow & Miniaturisation (100 minutes)
The workshop will include:

  • an workshop video providing information about the theatre techniques of shadow & miniaturisation that Slingsby utilise
  • information on the resources you will require for this workshop

What makes a small theatre company work? (100 minutes)
The workshop will include:

  • video interviews with Slingsby’s Flying Squad, Artistic Director Andy Packer and key Slingsby collaborators with a focus on the roles they undertake



Bundle Prices


  • 1 online production: $12 per student
  • 2 online productions $19 per student
  • 3 online productions$30 per student


  • $150 x 1 workshop
  • $270 x 2 workshops (10% disc)
  • $405 x 3 workshops (10% disc)

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