By Sarah Argent in collaboration with Barnstorm Theatre Company
Henry and Bucket are best pals, although sometimes you wouldn’t think so! Like all good friends they have their ups and downs, their battles and reconciliations, their shared adventures and at times, their need for their own space. But as long as these two friends are together, transforming their rusty, dusty, battered and bockety world into a place of wonder, their adventures can take them anywhere!
Through Henry and Bucket’s relationship we can examine what friendship is, what happens if it goes wrong and how you fix it.
Poetic, humorous and rich in visual antics, this acclaimed play from Barnstorm Theatre Company, Ireland’s premier producer of theatre for children, explores friendship through a day in the life of two friends. Likened to a modern-day Laurel and Hardy, this thought-provoking production is sure to intrigue and spark imagination in your students!
Note: The word ‘bockety’ is used in Ireland to describe something that is a bit broken or unsteady but that still works reasonably well. For example, your bicycle wheel could have a small dent in it but it will still go round. It is a bockety wheel.
Suitable for: Ages 4 – 8 and their families
*Relaxed Performance on Friday 15 September at 10:15am
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Download a PDF version of the program: The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket Program
Download a Word version of the program: The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket Program
Dates & Times:
Wednesday 13 September at 10:15am & 12:30pm
Thursday 14 September at 10:15am
Friday 15 September at 10:15am*
Saturday 16 September at 10:15am
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Suitable for Preschool and Years K – 2
From the Program Coordinator:
Director Sarah Argent is one of the world leaders when it comes to theatre for young audiences. Silly, playful and incredibly heartfelt you will fall in love with the two pals, Henry and Bucket, as much as we have. With beautiful messages about friendship and honesty, the play addresses the general capabilities of CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING and PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CAPABILITY, while providing a delightful introduction to the dramatic form for our youngest learners.
Download the full curriculum links for The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket here: The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket Curriculum Links
About the Venue – Lennox Theatre:
Seats 213 people and is a large room with quite a high ceiling and with grey concrete walls, black floor and curtains. The seating is tiered and goes 10 rows back, with stair access to all but the first row (wheelchair access being available in the first row). The black allows different sets to become the focus of the space.
Access points are indicators that let you know aspects of a production or event that may provide groups with a higher level of engagement related to their needs. There are 5 access points relating to aspects of the storytelling of the production that may assist access. The access point that applies to The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket is:
- Language: Easy
The text or dialogue used in this production is limited or simple.
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$18 per student & additional teachers
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Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable 25% deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise stipulated). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure and Riverside will issue an invoice for full payment.
- FINAL PAYMENT
Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to the performance date.
If we do not receive payment OR proof of your DoE purchase order, we have the right to cancel your booking and you will forfeit your deposit.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS – DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DoE) PAYMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The DoE takes 30 days from an invoice being submitted to payment being received by Riverside, therefore we MUST have full payment OR proof that the purchase order has been submitted to the DoE no later than four weeks prior to the performance date.
This is a new system for many public schools so we strongly recommend receiving monies and permission slips at least 7 weeks before the payment is due. This will allow any final changes in numbers (subject to availability). We cannot reduce numbers after payment has been received.
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An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day but is subject to availability.
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