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An Online Resource of Live Performance

“When the plague hit London in 1608, Shakespeare and the Kings Men hit the road and began touring the countryside of England – so in these times of limited movement we shall venture online.” – Andy Packer

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’s inaugural offering of Emil and The Detectives has been a helpful tool for teachers as we navigate our new ‘normal’ together.  Now, one year later, we are excited to bring you our newest production available online for students and teachers, The Boy Who Talked To Dogs.


Choose from 3 online packages:

Come and see the show!

– 1 week performance rental
– Education Resources

$8 per student

Want a bit more?

– 1 week performance rental
– Education Resources
– Access to the Creative Process video series

$12 per student

Get in the room with the creative team

– 1 week performance rental
– Education Resources with Curriculum Links
– Access to the Creative Process series
– Online Q&A with the Director and an artist

$12 per student + $175 Q&A fee

$3 discount for schools that have a DECD index rating of 1-4

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 Dogs, click 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 review writing

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


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