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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. Axis creates theatre for the young and the young-at-heart. 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

Robinson Crusoe + Friday 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
$725.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$775.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$850.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$850.00
Vancouver Island North
$850.00
Interior
$850.00
North
$850.00
Kootenays
$850.00

An English sailor, shipwrecked on a remote island works against all odds to survive alone for 25 years. One day, he rescues a stranger from cannibals and the two develop a remarkable friendship. Adapted from the classic novel by Daniel Defoe, this imaginative retelling emphasizes communication, embracing cultural differences and empathy. Set sail with Crusoe and Friday on an adventure full of comedic miscommunication, history and heart!

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.)


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!

Troll Grandfather by Clem Martini

Grade Suitability: K-7
Duration: 50 min. + Q&A
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: Electrical outlet
Fee Range: $785-$1010 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$750.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$800.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$875.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$875.00
Vancouver Island North
$875.00
Interior
$875.00
North
$875.00
Kootenays
$875.00

Sandy Nardini has been sent to stay with her mysterious grandfather while, at home, her mother battles ongoing health issues. As Sandy uncovers the secrets of her family's heritage, she comes face-to-face with the schism that has run through her blended family for generations. Grandpa and Sandy embark on a journey to retrieve Sandy's magical right 'a kinship blessing' - a blessing that could save Sandy's mother or have dire consequences for their family.

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