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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.


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

Troll Grandfather only available Oct 21 to Dec 1, 2019

Troll Grandfather by Clem Martini

Grade Suitability: K -7
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: Electrical outlet
Fee Range: $795-$1020 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

THE TROLL GRANDFATHER is an epic adventure about a 9-year-old girl named Sandy Nardini and her Grandfather. Sandy is less than pleased to be forced to stay with her Grandpa for the summer. There is nothing to do at his house, he's old and odd, and he doesn't know her at all. Sandy knows her mother is battling health issues and suspects that is the reason why she's been sent away. But one night, after being sent to sleep in the study, Sandy uncovers the secret that has kept her Grandpa estranged her whole life -- Grandpa is a troll! Suddenly faced with a part of her identity she didn't know existed, Grandpa and Sandy set out on a dangerous journey to claim Sandy's magical birthright, a blessing that could save her mother's life or have dire consequences for their entire family. Filled with mythology and magic, The Troll Grandfather is sure to be one of Axis Theatre's most memorable productions to date!

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