2024 SCHOOL TOUR SHOWS

UNLOCKING THE POETRY CODE: YEARS 7-8

Will and Ed are two friends who are super keen to become world famous wordsmiths but suffer from only one
obstacle: they’re terrible.
But their lives change forever when they stumble upon a strange doctor who offers to unlock their hidden
poetic potential and reveal how much they already know about poetry.
Forced to confront their artistic blocks in hilarious fashion, these two intrepid wannabe poets will have to look
inside their own minds to unlock the poetry code and save themselves from a digital wasteland.
A rollicking story filled with hilarious characters, wonderful poetry and irresistible comedy makes this effortless
educational show the one must-have in your 2024 English calendar.

POWER OF POETRY: YEARS 8-9

An irreverent and wildly entertaining show, The Power of Poetry introduces students to poetry that contains
some large ideas and lots of heart. This show follows a fractured attempt by the PIA troupe to present a show
with their star actor, Candice, missing in action.
Will they still be able to convey the power of poetry with a ring-in actor with no knowledge of poetry? Can
they keep the show on track with a secret crush creating tension at every turn? Will they be able to express
how poetry can perfectly capture a moment, transform an opinion and bring about change, when words keep
escaping them? We’ll have to wait and see…! (Of course they can!)
Be ready to be both entertained and inspired – and who knows, there may even be a kiss at the end…!

WORDS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD: YEARS 9-10

We ask you to step up to the mic with the world’s great speakers! From William Shakespeare to Kate Tempest,
Winston Churchill and Malala Yousafzai, their words continue to inspire, moving us to compassion, anger, acts
of bravery and even revolution.
Drawing on an incredible heritage of poetry, literature, theatre, and cinema these words have lifted hearts,
raised hope, inspired courage, given comfort to the grieving, honoured the dead, demanded action, and
changed the course of history itself. This dynamic and immediately accessible new show from the pen of Caleb
Lewis shakes the dust from the history books and lights the path towards a brighter future.

 

WORDS OF WAR: YEARS 9-12

Words of War is back once again to bring to life the world and works of Wilfred Owen. This captivating show
reverberates with passion, anger, humour and heartbreak.
This performance follows the life and works of Owen and the influences that led him to become one of the
most striking and brilliant voices of his era. This dynamic show takes you through the horror, heroism and
hopelessness of conflict; we examine people’s attitudes to war and how, through his poetry, we can come to
a better understanding of war today.

Poems include: Spring Offensive, Dulce et Decorum Est, Parable of the Old Man and the Young, Mental Cases,
Disabled, Anthem for Doomed Youth and Futility.

 

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