Royal Jelly

COMMENTS FROM SCHOOLS

The teachers in the infant’s school were thrilled with ‘Royal Jelly’ as it was very relevant to their studies in Science and was greatly enjoyed by all the students

Cromer PS, NSW

Just wanting to let you know that Ngunguru School LOVED your show! The storyline was easy to follow and super educational, the girls were fantastic lively/funny actresses and the audience participation aspect was just perfect. All kids and teachers from 5yrs-65yrs were ‘buzzing’ afterwards. Thanks so much, we can’t wait to book your next show.”

Ngunguru PS, NZ

ROYAL JELLY

Performed by Co Theatre Physical

THE PERFORMER

In 2000 Co Theatre Physical created and performed 'GO! An Olympic Journey' in schools to celebrate Sydney hosting the Olympics. Since then the company has toured 'Tricks of the Trade', 'Speech Snatcher', 'Junk Food Detectives' and 'Rugby Fever' into schools in Australia and New Zealand. Beth Kayes and Katie Burson who created and perform ‘Royal Jelly’ are both highly experienced actors and physical theatre practitioners.

THE PERFORMANCE

Phoebe loves her bees and takes great pride in the hives she keeps in her backyard. She knows how important bees are for food production for humans: “Without bees there would be no chocolate because they pollinate the cocoa plant”. But she never expects to be shrunk and brought into the hive to solve an environmental problem. The Queen Bee summons Phoebe and begs her to help save her bees. The Mayor is embarking on a big clean-up of the town, using the poisonous spray, Cleanerupicide which is making the bees sick and causing them to lose their way. Phoebe experiences the life of the hive first hand: the diverse jobs bees perform in the hive, the hierarchy, the breeding of new Queens, the processes of making honey, wax, propolis and of running the bee colony. Phoebe journeys between the hive and the human world, meeting scientists, bee royalty, comic Cleanerupiciders working for the Mayor, and the deceitful Mayor himself! 'Royal Jelly' combines comic characters, vivid story-telling, bee facts, physical theatre and puppetry to tell this story of Phoebe and her quest to save the bees.

‘ROYAL JELLY’ HAS CURRICULUM LINKS TO SCIENCE,
SUSTAINABILITY, FOOD AND WELLBEING.

 

SUITABILITY:
Years K-6
DURATION:
50 minutes plus Q & A
COST:
$5.00 + 50c gst
MIN PER SESSION:
$715 ($650+ $65 gst if less than 130 students)
REQUIREMENTS:
5 x 5 metre performing area, access to power.
NOTE:
Extensive Teachers’ Resource Notes provided