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Axis Theatre Company

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

In the age of "looking down" at tablets, smart phones and computers, Axis Theatre draws young eyes up to engage them in interactive experiences that educate, inspire and transform. Audiences experience smart, entertaining interpretations of traditional and cutting edge physical theatre, supported by over 41 years of touring experience. Axis Theatre's award-winning plays enrich curriculum by suspending disbelief, drawing young people into stories and giving them access to ideas in new ways.


Reviews

Best performance I have seen in a few years. The storyline was relevant and engaging and entertained all of our students. Dana Brown, Principal, Clayton Elementary
I would highly recommend your theatre company to audiences of all ages as the plays that I have seen from your company have demonstrated a high level of excellence. Patty Hill, False Creek Elementary
The students absolutely loved the performance! Different grade levels caught different levels of humour and they all recognized how skilled your cast is! Thank you so very much for a wonderful show! Teacher, Ecole Hammond Bay

Performances & Workshops

NEW show in 2017-18: Somebody Loves You, Mr Hatch

Somebody Loves You, Mr Hatch - based on the book by Eileen Spinelli

Grade Suitability: K -5
Duration: 35 mins. + Q&A
Capacity: 250 students max
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet
Fee Range: $610 - $835 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$575.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$600.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$650.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$650.00
Vancouver Island North
$650.00
Interior
$650.00
North
$650.00

Mr Hatch is tall and thin and doesn't smile. He leads a colourless, ordered life working at the shoelace factory, until one day, he receives a candy-filled heart with a note that reads, "Somebody loves you". This heartwarming, inventive puppet play examines the effect that kindness can have on a dreary existence. Join Mr Hatch and three performers, as he searches for his secret admirer and enjoys the biggest surprise of his life!

Robinson Crusoe - by Colin Heath and Michael Wolski, adapted from the novel by Daniel Defoe

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 mins. + Q&A
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet
Fee Range: $735 - $960 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$700.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$750.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$825.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$825.00
Vancouver Island North
$825.00
Interior
$825.00
North
$825.00

An English sailor is shipwrecked on a remote island for 25 years. He works against the odds alone until one day, he rescues a stranger from brutal savages. The two develop a remarkable friendship. This imaginative adaptation emphasizes communication, embracing cultural differences and empathy. To emphasize inclusiveness Axis has cast a female in the traditionally male role of Friday. Set sail with Robinson and Friday on an adventure full of comedic miscommunication, history and heart.

Hamelin: A New Fable - by Leslie Mildiner and composer Bob Buckley

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 mins. + 10 mins. Q&A
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet
Fee Range: $785 - $1,060 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$750.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$800.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$925.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$925.00
Vancouver Island North
$925.00
Interior
$925.00
North
$925.00

This musical adaptation of the Pied Piper fable emphasizes the importance of keeping your word and shows that working together can bring about change. The spoiled Mayor of medieval Hamelin imposes ridiculous taxes that render our heroes, 10-year-old twins Celeste and Ralph, homeless. When he breaks yet another promise to help the twins, they seek the help of a downtrodden "minstrel" and lots of rats! Find out if the Mayor can change his tune.

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