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Colonial Show (A whole day show)
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Australia Wide - 365 days a year

Product Description
 
Interactive Adventure of the First Fleet, School Show, Incursion, Excursion, Students, Shows, Performances
 
Interactive Adventure of the First Fleet, School Show, Incursion, Excursion, Students, Shows, Performances (black & white photo of studients)

Highly recommended by over 1000 Schools across every state of Australia this show is the most rewarding to all school groups.  It is engaging, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable.  

Not only does it ensure an unforgettable learning experience for students of all ages in an educational context, it has an experience the students will forever remember because of the enjoyment and uniqueness.  

Written not only for the students teachers have also appreciated the two levels of entertainment and double entendres that were peppered throughout the show, making it enjoyable on an adult level as well.  

The professionalism of our huge production staff at the schools, both performers and stage hands, are of the highest quality and we have over a thousand schools that book the show year after year and highly recommend this show, and would happily promote it if asked.!

Kids Happy, Playing Characters Interactive Adventure of the First Fleet, School Show, Incursion, Excursion, Students, Shows, Performances (convict students role play for schools) and Iconic Performances school excursions, incursions, school performances, camps, British Colonisation, Australian History,

The COLONIAL SHOW school incursion is a complete interactive educational show that allows children to experience what life was like back in the Colonial Times, during the Colonisation of Australia. With authentic equipment, real-life anecdotes, songs and events from the past, the Colonial Show is not only a must for all students learning about Australia History, it is a must - see performance based on the audience interactive entertainment component that just completes the learning outcomes of this unit for teachers.

The whole day event is a perfect performance and resource which gives students an opportunity to interact with characters and experience life in Sydney Town in the early Colony of New South Wales 1788 - 1809 which is no longer accessible.

Schools, children, students and teacher will have exclusive, almost never before seen access to the nation‘s fledgling beginnings as a penal colony. The educational show is based on the Learning Outcomes of the Unit – “British Colonisation in Australia”, Stage 2 in the Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) Syllabus. This educational show can ALSO be incorporated in the (COGS.) Connected Outcomes Group Support Curriculum and also the National Curriculum of Australian History. While the show is aimed at Years 3 and 4 it is suitable for the entire primary school. The educational show allows students to participate as the colonial time span comes alive with authentic props and professional actors. The Colonial Show school incursion brings to life with utter realism the story of Australia's colonisation.

The Colonial Show school incursion begins with the students being introduced to the larrikin Irish convict James Murphy and female convict Ann Fowles and experienced the hardships of the day and the oppression and tyranny they faced at the hands of the soldiers (Redcoats), and Sergeant Kennedy engages the students in the story of the Military.

The students relive the Voyage of the First Fleet, under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip, raising of the King’s Colours and participate in a recruitment of soldiers into the New South Wales Corp nicknamed the Rum Corps.

This is where the fun begins as your students and school experience the repercussions of the theft of damper and the arrest of the convict right in front of their eyes. The question is...

  • Can your students accurately become the magistrate for the trial of James Murphy and sentence him to a flogging?

  • Can they hold their wits and tell the story of the Black Velvet Band and how the British Government introduced the practise of Cribbing which framed tradesmen for the crime of theft?

  • Can they bear to hear the serious, yet funny stories of the characters and the reason they were sent to the Colony of NSW?

There is only one way to find out ... Book your ticket to the most exciting Australian Historical Renactment ever seen.

The Colonial Show school incursion is a whole day experience right in the safety of your school grounds.
It is a perfect event to have at your school to encourage, stimulate or enhance what the students are learning and is one of the best educational resources in Australia.

The Colonial Show school incursion was born out of the closure of Old Sydney Town, situated on the Central Coast, 2003.

The Colonial Show school incursion was written by qualified and experienced school teachers and is well scripted to enhance the learning outcomes taught in the school classroom. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES IT MEETS:

  1. Describes events and actions related to the British colonisation of Australia and assesses changes and consequences.

  2. Explains the roles played by significant people during the British colonisation of Australia as a penal colony.

  3. Identifies the consequences of the assumption of terra nullius by the British Government.

  4. Describes aspects of ways of life and achievements in the early colony for male and female convicts and ex-convicts, the military and their families, officials and officers, and free settlers.

  5. Explains why terms such as ‘invasion’, ‘occupation’, ‘settlement’, ‘exploration’ and ‘discovery’ reflect different perspectives on the same event.

  6. Demonstrates the establishment of a British colony — aspects of life, significant people (including Arthur Phillip), achievements, events and places.

  7. Demonstrates how people the audience are learning about might feel/have felt by participating in activities such as roleplay, drama.

  8. Encourages students to select appropriate sources of information by observing, identifying, finding, displaying, evaluating & reflecting what they see, hear and feel.

  9. Allows students to read, view, listen to & talk about a range of subject matter.

  10. Initiates investigations by defining the purposes of the investigation, posing questions about the investigation & planning the investigation for students.

  11. Plans & implement action individually or in groups by identifying situations in which participation is required.

  12. And many many more.

The Colonial Show school incursion is available for the following school levels:

  • Kindergarten to Year 6, Primary Stage 1 to Stage 3 and

  • Year 7 to 10

  • It is also recommended for University students studying education.

The Colonial Show is available in most areas of Australia, including but not limited to:

  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of ACT

  • New South Wales (NSW) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of NSW including but not limited to ... Albury, Blue Mountains Region, Central New South Wales, Coffs Harbour, Far West, Hunter New England, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Lower Western, Murrumbidgee, New England North West, North Coast Region, Northern Rivers, Orange, Port Macquarie, Riverina, South Coast Region, South Western Sydney, Sydney, Tamworth, Tweed Heads, Western NSW, Bathurst, Capital Country, Central Tablelands, Country NSW Region, High Country/Snowy Mountains Region, Hunter Region, Lismore, Maitland, Narrabri Region, Newcastle, North West Slopes & Plains, Northern Sydney, Outback New South Wales, Queanbeyan, Snowy Mountains, South Eastern Sydney, Southern NSW, Sydney Metropolitan, The Murray, Upper Western, Western Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Central West Slopes & Plains, Dubbo, Hunter, Illawarra, Lord Howe Island Region , Mid North Coast, Nepean Blue Mountains, North Coast NSW, Northern NSW, Northern Tablelands, Outback NSW Region, Richmond, South Coast, South West Slopes, Southern Tablelands, Sydney Outer Suburbs, The Murray Region, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong

  • Queensland (QLD) Areas/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of QLD including but not limited to ... Brisbane Metropolitan, Cairns / Far North, Central West, Fitzroy, Gold Coast, Mackay, Northern, Thuringowa, Wide Bay-Burnett, Brisbane Outer Suburbs, Capricorn, Darling Downs, Fraser Island, Gold Coast / Sunshine Coast, Moreton, Rockhampton, Townsville, Bundaberg, Central Outback, Far North, Gladstone, Hervey Bay, North West, South West Queensland, Whitsundays

  • South Australia (SA) Areas/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of SA including but not limited to ... Adelaide Hills , Barossa, Fleurieu Peninsula, Limestone Coast, Yorke Peninsula, Adelaide Metropolitan, Clare Valley, Flinders / Outback, Murraylands, Adelaide Outer Suburbs, Eyre Pen, Kangaroo Island, Riverland

  • Victoria (VIC) Areas/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of VIC including but not limited to ... Ballarat, Bendigo, Central Highlands, East Gippsland Coast, Goldfields, Great Ocean Road, Lower Goulburn, Melton, Murray, Otways, Port Phillip, Shepparton Mooroopna, Southwest The Otways, The Bays Port Phillip, The Wimmera, Upper Yarra, West Coast Shipwreck Coast, Western District, Yarra Valley, Bellarine, Central Coast Bass Coast, Central Victoria Yarra Valley, Geelong, Goulburn Valley, Greater Melbourne, Melbourne Metropolitan, Mildura, Northeast Victorian Alps, Ovens and Murray, Pyrenees, South Gippsland, Sunraysia, The Grampians, Upper Goulburn, Victorian Alps, West Gippsland, Western Port, Bellarine Peninsula, Central Gippsland Coast, Daylesford / Macedon, Gippsland, Grampians, High Country, Melbourne Outer Suburbs, Mornington Peninsula, Northwest The Mallee Sunraysia, Phillip Island, Riverina, Southern Riverina, Surf Coast, The Mallee, Upper Murray, Warrnambool, Western Central Highlands/Tablelands, Wimmera

  • Tasmania (TAS) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of Tasmania
  • Western Australia (WA) Area/Regions :
    All areas/Regions of Western Australia

Price Information:

  • The Colonial Show is priced on a per person/ticket charge, with discounts for bulk purchases.

Travel Charges:

  • There are no travel charges charged, regardless of the location.

Teacher/Customer Resources Available:

  • Are available at an additional price.  Teacher information notes are sent out approximately 14 days by email.

Staff Qualifications:

  • All performers are either trained and qualified teachers or have degrees/diplomas or certification in Performing Arts.

Other Details
:The show is available in
Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, including all areas/suburbs of NSW, ACT, Victoria, Queensland, and selected areas/towns of South Australia
:Suitable for
Kindergarten to Year 9; Ages: 5 to 15 years old
:Show Commences
at 9:30am sharp and finishes about 2:30pm.
:Show Duration
approx 3.5 to 4 hours.
:We provide
all equipment, props and costumes.
:Audience are
encouraged to dress up in the colonial period.
:Minimum Stage Area required
approx 4m wide by 2-3 m deep. (indoors)
:Teacher resources
are available (charges may apply).
:Adaptability
we are able to amend show times to suit your timetable needs, however the show start time cannot be changed.
:Minimum Setup & Set Down Time required
Cannot be less than 3 hours to Setup & 2-3 hours to Set Down.
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  •   101 .  
          Posted on 26/05/2017 by , St Brigids Primary School , Raymond Terrace , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    Admin copied down my contact number incorrectly so the contact person was unable to contact me which was disappointing as I arrived at 620am to let them in but they arrived at 710am... a long time to wait...

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  •   102 .  
          Posted on 25/05/2017 by , Excelsior Public School , Castle Hill , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Highly engaging and interactive. There was lots of positive feedback from students!

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    Beats the long travels to the Rocks or Living Museums. The cost is a little more expensive when adding the bus fare but the students achieve a lot more out of the show then the short time they have at the other places.

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  •   103 .  
          Posted on 12/05/2017 by , Beaumaris Primary School , Beaumaris , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    The constant ringing of the bell during the performance was distracting to students and the staff. We were not sure of its purpose. Otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed the show and the staff were fantastic.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   104 .  
          Posted on 11/05/2017 by , St Brigids College , Lesmurdie , WA , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event

    At times during the show the educational content that was being delivered during this time was significant, relevant and important and challenging fro many students.

    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    EasyAgree
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  •   105 .  
          Posted on 24/04/2017 by Julie Thornton , St Luke's Primary School , Revesby , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   106 .  
          Posted on 06/04/2017 by , Black Forest Primary School , Black Forest , South Austra , Australia

    Educational Value

    Exceptional show- well set out- it flowed. The show did a good job of grouping kids, and actively engaging them whilst still remaining in control. Linking very nicely to ACARA

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience

    Amazing show- gave me a really great insight. Oh- so this is what you have been teaching us!

    Review the booking process and Iconic Performances.

    Thankyou so much- maybe the only criticism is that the booklet was a little hard to follow- when teachers have so little time having a contents page that easily set out what we needed to do quite clearly to support the performance occurring would make it easier,

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  •   107 .  
          Posted on 30/03/2017 by , Our Lady of Fatima Primary , Kingsgrove , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    I feel as though 3 hours to set up and pack away is a long time. Teachers are not on premises at 6:30am and are sometimes not at school at 5:30pm.

    The Show and Event

    Everything was good

    The Audience

    The children enjoyed the day

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    It was quite hard to communicate with the company and have people get back to me. Each time it was a different person. At times people were not available to speak to. The performance was fantastic though.

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  •   108 .  
          Posted on 29/03/2017 by catherine Wenngren , Nuwarra PS , Moorebank , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Actors and crew very organised and communicated well. Students were able to experience the harshness of convict life. Covered many aspects of reasons for being sent to Australia, the journey and life when they arrived.

    The Show and Event

    Kids had lots of opportunities to be involved and found it entertaining.

    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    The sets were quite good and most role plays well done. The girl with the black velvet band role play was a bit drawn out for the end of the day. Due to a lack of interest, we couldn't get the numbers required to cover our own costs. We could have been assisted with a promotional brochure or flier. Thanks

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  •   109 .  
          Posted on 22/02/2017 by , John XXIII Catholic Primary , Stanhope Gardens , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAgree
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  •   110 .  
          Posted on 06/02/2017 by Jaki Brear , ClubMulwala , Mulwala , NSW , Australia

    General Feedback
    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   111 .  
          Posted on 10/11/2016 by Di Smith , Green Point Christian College , Green Point , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    The show is so close to the National curriculum and what we teach in class. One of the best shows in NSW for schools and for Australia History.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience

    The children went home and told their families how much they enjoyed the show. We had calls and emails from parents to support this. "That was the best day!" "I loved it! "

    Review the booking process and Iconic Performances.
    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   112 .  
          Posted on 13/10/2016 by Kim Vernon , Central Coast Grammar School , Erina Heights , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    It was even better thus year since the last time with improvements in adding mics, sound effects, and music. It was like going to the theatre, but all setup in the convenience if our school. What a wonderful day.

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  •   113 .  
          Posted on 12/09/2016 by Angela Chisari , Holy Spirit Primary School- , Carnes Hill , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    It was absolutely fantastic. We would like to book again for next year with the same actors please. Date for next year: Term 2 Week 4 Tuesday 16th May, 2017. Thankyou, Angela Chisari

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience

    Loved it!

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    Thank you! See booking in previous comment please.

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  •   114 .  
          Posted on 10/09/2016 by Kiandra Marc , Epping Views Primary School , Epping , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    The staff were fantastic at helping to work in with the limited space available on the day. They were very positive when asked to make changes. Staff were extremely professional from the moment of arrival to departure.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyCould have been better
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  •   115 .  
          Posted on 07/09/2016 by Gabrielle Burke , St Monicas Primary school , Moonee Ponds , VIC , Australia

    General Feedback

    The children felt like they were "in the moment" when stories were told. They thoroughly enjoyed volunteering for the various acting parts. It was a fun, humorous performance and the costumes and props were superb. Thank-you for giving the grade 5's such a memorable show..

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  •   116 .  
          Posted on 05/09/2016 by Lauren Tattersall , St Eugene College , Buroengary , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value

    Thank you for engaging our students all day. They really benefited from the interactive nature of the show and from a teacher's perspective the movement breaks were cleverly incorporated. We really enjoyed the day and look forward to hopefully having you again next year.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience

    "Oh cool look at the gun" "Is the sergeant real? He's scary" "This is the best day ever"

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    EasyAgree
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  •   117 .  
          Posted on 04/09/2016 by , St Josephs Primary , Kilaben Bay , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value3 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   118 .  
          Posted on 31/08/2016 by Kerrie Buckler , St Matthew's Primary School, Page , Page , ACT , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyCould have been better
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  •   119 .  
          Posted on 27/07/2016 by Marion Wilson , Emmanuel College , Carrara , QLD , Australia

    General Feedback
    EasyAgree
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  •   120 .  
          Posted on 26/07/2016 by Sandra Febbraro , Glen Katherine PRIMARY , Eltham North , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes4 out of 5
    The Show and Event

    Perhaps include some colonial dances of that era. Games the children played. Tradesman scene took too long. Black VELVET band. Students can't concentrate and follow for that length of time. Great involvement of the 11 student characters.

    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   121 .  
          Posted on 20/07/2016 by , Churchie School , Brisbane , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value

    Event was appropriate except for some comments about women. It would be worth prefacing the show for the boys with the fact that this is authentic 1780 behaviour and we dont expect that from modern day people

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   122 .  
          Posted on 20/07/2016 by Wendy East , Sunshine Coast Grammar School , Forest Glen , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   123 .  
          Posted on 18/07/2016 by Deborah Kerlin , St Andrews Catholic College , REDLYNCH, Cairns , QLD , Australia

    General Feedback
    EasyAgree
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  •   124 .  
          Posted on 04/07/2016 by Laura Aulsebrook , John the Baptist Catholic Primary School , Bonnyrigg Heights , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    The actors delivered succinct and clear educational content in such an interactive and engaging format that the students were enthralled and immersed in such an educationally rich experience that they did not realise that they were "learning". The information delivered both supported and went beyond the curriculum and was at a perfect level for students to comprehend as well as expanding and challenging their thinking.

    The Show and Event

    I loved the student and teacher interaction and the individualism that was ascribed to us on the day. I was dressed as a "Lady"whilst my fellow teachers were "convicts" and this was incorporated into the show, which the students loved. Treating the students as "convicts" was such an engaging experience for them and really helped them to understand the educational component. The interactive activities also helped to engage the students all day, they wished it could have gone on for longer and were so disappointed that the day ended!

    The Audience

    From the students: "Miss, that was the BEST incursion EVER" "Can we do that again?" "I learnt SO much!" "Wow! The Redcoats were mean! I am glad I am not a convict!" "It was so funny when they made the other teachers get married!" "It was so cool how you were a Lady Miss, and everyone else was a smelly convict!" "Are they REALLY convicts and Redcoats?" From the teachers: "What an amazing, interactive, engaging experience. In all my years of teaching this unit, this by far was the best incursion/excursion experience! It reminds me of Old Sydney Town, but even better suited to today's children. I am definitely booking again for next year!"

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    I would highly recommend this show to all school groups. It was engaging, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable. Not only did it ensure an unforgettable learning experience for my students in an educational context, it was an experience they will forever remember for the enjoyment and uniqueness. As a teacher I also appreciated the two levels of entertainment and double entendres that were peppered throughout the show, making it enjoyable on an adult level as well. The professionalism of the team of four that were at our school, both performers and roadie, where of the highest quality and I hope that I will be able to have the same team when I book again for next year. I have already emailed other schools highly recommending this show, and would happily promote it!

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  •   125 .  
          Posted on 17/06/2016 by , , , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    The show compliment the children's learning in class very well.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience

    That was the best show ever. That was so funny.

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    Thank you for an entertaining day which the children enjoyed and consolidated their learning.

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  •   126 .  
          Posted on 16/06/2016 by Jackie Rawnsley , Port Melbourne Primary School , Port Melbourne , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   127 .  
          Posted on 09/06/2016 by Shona Dubbeld , Malvern Central School , Malvern , VIC , Australia

    General Feedback
    EasyAgree
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  •   128 .  
          Posted on 07/06/2016 by Jordan Moran Jordan , Orana heights public , Dubbo , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    The middle session (act 2) was a long time for year 3/4 students to just sit and watch.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value3 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateCould have been better
    Review the booking process and Iconic Performances.
    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   129 .  
          Posted on 06/06/2016 by John Killeen , Christ Our Holy Redeemer Primary , Oakleigh East , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    The energy and knowledge of the actors was amazing. They engaged the students with a range of strategies, such as detailed information to gory stories. They used many students to interact within the stories and explained every part of the experience as they went.

    The Show and Event

    The use of the students to play important roles created an engaging experience for all the students. The costumes and props displayed the authentic nature of the experience.

    The Audience

    In general the students were able to demonstrate a large understanding of the content taught throughout the day. There was not one negative response to the day or the actors.

    Review the booking process and Iconic Performances.
    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   130 .  
          Posted on 02/06/2016 by , , , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    We opted out of the 'whipping' scene. I can only imagine that most primary schools would do this (I'm sure you could only imagine the backlash from parents). I know that this was actually what used to happen, and it also used to be recreated at Old Sydney Town, but I think it's something that may need to be removed altogether? All in all, a great show and the kids really enjoyed themselves.

    The Show and Event

    The last session could involve more audience participation, as the students were sitting down for quite a while.

    The Audience

    Students thought it was funny, particularly the drunk man. They thought the story about the girl with the black velvet band was very interesting. They liked the chains and the songs, as well as the gun replicas.

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    Thank you.

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  •   131 .  
          Posted on 27/05/2016 by Jo Belfiore , St Ambrose , , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    We want to say a BIG thank you to the actors from the Colonial show! It was a most enjoyable day, with lots of information and laughter! The show itself was most informative, the students (and the teachers) learned a lot. The students are currently writing a recount about the day - some are easily writing multiple pages! We have had some amazing feedback from the parents who also said their children enjoyed the day. Thank you again!

    The Show and Event

    It was fantastic, however, we had some repercussions from having a husband and wife pairing as those kids were teased.

    The Audience

    The children loved the whole day - the middle part between recess and lunch break was a bit long for them to be sitting and listening so some of the kids were bored. The rest was great and they were NOT bored!

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    Thank you for a great day!

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  •   132 .  
          Posted on 27/05/2016 by , Our Lady of Fatima Primary , KIngsgrove , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    They were fantastic and well organised

    The Show and Event

    Kids participated well.

    The Audience

    they enjoyed it

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  •   133 .  
          Posted on 13/05/2016 by Sharryn Cunningham , St Brigid's College , Lesmurdie , WA , Australia

    Educational Value

    One thought I had if we do it again for just the year 4, was they could tailor it more for year 4 in terms of the history curriculum by basing the magistrate sequence in London rather than Australia.

    The Show and Event

    No

    The Audience

    Even 2 weeks later the students are still referring to different parts of the day

    Review the booking process and Iconic Performances.

    We would like to book the same show for the same time next year please.

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  •   134 .  
          Posted on 11/05/2016 by , Highton Primary School , Highton , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    Excellent show that supported our unit of inquiry.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   135 .  
          Posted on 04/04/2016 by Mark Black , St John Bosco , Brooklyn Park , SA , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience

    Funny Interesting Liked how they arrested James Murphy Thought the whipping was good

    Review the booking process and Iconic Performances.
    EasyAgree
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  •   136 .  
          Posted on 16/03/2016 by Anah Mckee , Sirius college shepparton , shepparton , VIC , Australia

    General Feedback

    The invoice wasn't sent till after the performance would of been good if it had of been sent before hand

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  •   137 .  
          Posted on 24/11/2015 by Evelyn Schultz , Hillsmeade PS , Narre Warren South , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    The kids loved the show and how the actors interacted with the children. They learnt a great deal. It was loaded with good content which supported what we were teaching them at the time. The actors were excellent. The part when James was talking about Ireland the children found a little long. They loved the fact that our children could interact and participate. We liked how the performance was on different part of the stage not always in the same place. The kids loved it when the actors met them outside they didn't know what was happening. Good sitting them in their ships great way to learn about them. Fantastic show. We are rebooking. Actors were excellent. Kids loved their accents. Kids were shocked at how women were treated.

    The Show and Event

    Props were good but there could have been more to generate more interest especially in the beginning with the Sergeants dialogue bit which was quite a big part of the show and he was on his own. Kids loved it. Loved learning about the musket.

    The Audience

    Some of the dialogue at times was a little wordy for the Grade 4 children. The audience participation was great and the kids loved it. More of that would have been good. The show going all day needed to have a fast pace so kids didn't lose interest and different things to keep their interest high.

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  •   138 .  
          Posted on 30/10/2015 by , Penshurst West Public School , Penshurst West , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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  •   139 .  
          Posted on 22/10/2015 by Rosana Wendt , West Moreton Anglican College , Karrabin , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event

    The vocab understandably made it hard for the audience to connect. Maybe you could send a vocab list to classes beforehand to help with this and prepare the students for a better understanding.

    The Audience

    Scary, sad, entertaining, interesting, I understand better now.

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    EasyCould have been better
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  •   140 .  
          Posted on 07/10/2015 by Wendy GROVER , St Marys Primary School , Rutherglen , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    Fantastic show

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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  •   141 .  
          Posted on 18/09/2015 by , Salisbury Downs Primary , Salisbury Downs , SA , Australia

    Educational Value

    Great show! The children were very engaged and laughed most of the time while learning.

    The Show and Event

    Loved it!

    The Audience

    They were great, sometimes a bit scary, but good scary.

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    As a low social economical school we struggled to make the original payment, but having the discount helped a lot. Thanks.

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  •   142 .  
          Posted on 18/09/2015 by Alyssa Kimball , , , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Some content was inappropriate for children.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value3 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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    Unfortunately the cast was down one actor.

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  •   143 .  
          Posted on 16/09/2015 by Margaret McCarthy , Our Lady of Fatima Primary School , Caringbah , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    The performers were excellent and engaging. Ss enjoyed the show and had very positive comments.

    The Show and Event

    They included certain Ss from the beginning in role play. Some Ss if not involved were unable to stay focused during the middle portion of the show, but that is understandable given the amount of content included.

    The Audience

    The Ss say it was a great show and they learnt lots.

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  •   144 .  
          Posted on 16/09/2015 by Ashleigh Vella , Holy Family Primary School , Ingleburn , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes4 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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  •   145 .  
          Posted on 09/09/2015 by , Mary Immaculate Bossley Park , Bossley Park , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    The students were very engaged and learnt a lot from this show.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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  •   146 .  
          Posted on 07/09/2015 by Robyn Jamieson , Minchinbury Public School , Minchinbury , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Vince and his team always provide a top quality, believable performance which is a relevant and valuable learning experience.

    The Show and Event

    The students become absorbed in the show..

    The Audience

    They learnt a lot of new interesting information.

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  •   147 .  
          Posted on 31/08/2015 by lauren. coombes , kariong public school , kariong , NSW , Australia

    General Feedback

    Thank you for an enjoyable, educational and interesting show

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  •   148 .  
          Posted on 31/08/2015 by Geoffrey-Ross Perez , Holy Family Catholic Primary , Lindfield , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    There were times that the deaths of people were described in great detail which i believe was not appropriate for the students. They had no problems with being told about the deaths, however, the didn't like to hear the details of how.

    The Show and Event

    Would be good if there was an opportunity to get all the students involved in something.

    The Audience

    The students loved the day and said that they have learnt new things.

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    I believe that it is too expensive and the fact you need to pay for a hundred students regardless of the size of the class i think is something that stops people using the show. We were close to not using the show for that reason. It would be good if you charge the same price, however, you only have to pay for how many students you have attending. =============================================================== REPLY FROM CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER: We have a variety of shows of shows that fit the budget and requirements of our customers. The whole day show is a very costly shows, because it is performed all day with numerous actors which is the reason for the minimum of 100 tickets. We offer a 2 hour Colonial experience that does not have a minimum of 100 tickets or the 1 Hour Colonial Tales, which is a great deal for affordable and customisable. Most schools and teachers choose the whole day show because the more detailed recount of the British Colonisation, offering more education content and interactivity. As a result the price is higher than the company's other shows to cover the costs.

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  •   149 .  
          Posted on 26/08/2015 by Kim Coleman-O'Neill , Gymea Bay Public School , Gymea Bay , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    All students were engaged during the whole performance. Students remembered facts and loved how they were shown. Vince and his team did a fantastic job!! We will be rebooking next year.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience

    It was awesome!! Loved the whipping part

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  •   150 .  
          Posted on 10/08/2015 by , Anglican Church of England School , East Brisbane , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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  •   151 .  
          Posted on 09/08/2015 by Lynn Weldon , Padstow Park Public School , Padstow , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes4 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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  •   152 .  
          Posted on 30/06/2015 by Trina Horder , Tandara Children's Centre , South Penrith , NSW , Australia

    General Feedback

    Our children had a great time and loved the themed performance and how it was interactive.

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  •   153 .  
          Posted on 30/06/2015 by Donna Quinn , Cooerwull Public School , Lithgow , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Martin and David were fantastic, the children really enjoyed the show and it was a great way to finish our work on First Contacts. The only thing that was difficult was when I booked online I could only enter 100 students and we only had 84 students in the stage, this made the cost much higher for our school. The show was still fantastic with only 70 students attending. It nearly deterred me from booking the show originally just a thought for Iconic in the future. Thank you to the performers for a fantastic show.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience

    It was fun. Have had a great day.

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    Overall all it was fantastic. Just would prefer to book for the number of students that are attending. Also it would be good if Iconic understood the billing process of schools. It was a little concerning at times even when our SAM had contacted to assure that the cheque had been sent. It takes a little while for cheques to be processed in a school and many schools do not have a credit card. The actual show was wonderful.

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  •   154 .  
          Posted on 26/06/2015 by Sam Swaysland , Coonabarabran Public School , Coonabarabran , NSW , Australia

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    EasyAgree
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  •   155 .  
          Posted on 23/06/2015 by Jeannie Baxter-Reis , Sunshine Coast Grammar School , Buderim , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value

    The ACARA curriculum has a significant indigenous component for this unit. The show doesn't even mention the indigenous perspectives.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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  •   156 .  
          Posted on 21/06/2015 by , , , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes4 out of 5
    The Show and Event

    Great audience participation

    The Audience
    AppropriateMost of the time
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  •   157 .  
          Posted on 21/06/2015 by Pauline Falvey , Aberfeldie PS , Essendon , VIC , Australia

    Educational Value

    The information presented was mostly appropriate however the flogging simulation was probably a bit full on for 8 year olds! The interactive parts of the show were the best parts for the students as students at this age find it difficult to sit still on the floor for very long.

    The Show and Event

    As previously said, when dealing with 8 year olds it can be difficult to have them sitting too long listening to back stories. The morning session was good but the next two sessions were much better as more participation.

    The Audience

    The students really loved the whole day and were absolutely buzzing afterwards! They loved the characters and loved being immersed in the whole experience.

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    Thank you for a great show and an experience our students won't forget.

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  •   158 .  
          Posted on 19/06/2015 by Monique MacLeod , MacGregor SS , MacGregor, Brisbane , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event

    The students were seated for great lengths of time. They needed to get up and move. Perhaps they could do a dance, move around in their ship group to the different characters or play some kind of game where they are running from the seargent?? Adult humour and jokes were appreciated by the staff!

    The Audience

    They thought the flogging was real and were worried!

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  •   159 .  
          Posted on 18/06/2015 by Debi BLACK , Kimberley Park State School , ... , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value

    Fantastic Job

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   160 .  
          Posted on 18/06/2015 by ... ... , St. Philomena’s Primary School , Bathurst , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    This is the second time we have had Vince at our school. Well worth it.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   161 .  
          Posted on 18/06/2015 by ... ... , St. Laurence’s Primary School , Forbes , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Highly recommended experience reliving Australian history. Children learnt more in one day in real life in an interesting way, than can be taught in classrooms. Thank You.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAbsolutely!
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  •   162 .  
          Posted on 18/06/2015 by ... ... , Orana Heights Public School , Dubbo , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    This is worth a whole term’s HSIE lessons trying to motivate the kids; they got so much out of the live performance.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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  •   163 .  
          Posted on 18/06/2015 by Wendy East , Sunshine Coast Grammar School , Forest Glen , QLD , Australia

    Educational Value

    A fabulous job, captivated all the students

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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  •   164 .  
          Posted on 17/06/2015 by Barbara Ruhan , Point Clare PS , Point Clare , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Excellent feedback from students. Many parents commented about how their children enjoyed and gained lots of information from this show.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    EasyAgree
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  •   165 .  
          Posted on 17/06/2015 by , , , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Consolidated what the students learnt throughout the term. It was engaging and stimulated the thinking

    The Show and Event

    The dress up and scripts were appropriate. It was so interactive

    The Audience

    They thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    It was enjoyable and a wonderful experience all round. With the lashing all though it was fabulous and a great experience it left a lot of food colouring all over the hall and carpet which is difficult to clean up and come out. The teachers had to clean up the mess the next day all over the stage cupboards and floor. It may have been appreciated for the clean up.

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  •   166 .  
          Posted on 15/06/2015 by Neil Morrison , Minnamurra P.S. , Minnamurra , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value
    Educational Content was beneficial to learning outcomes5 out of 5
    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value4 out of 5
    The Audience
    AppropriateAbsolutely!
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    Paying a $500 deposit well in advance is difficult for our school and creates problems using the new LMBR operating system that all schools will use in the future.

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  •   167 .  
          Posted on 11/06/2015 by Sarah ... , Wilkins Public School , ... , NSW , Australia

    Educational Value

    Preview Review (Close Window) Congratulations on a very well balanced and educational yet entertaining show Product: Colonial Show (A whole day show) Posted By: Sarah, Wilkins Public School I still have children in my class making references to things from the show. We continued studying British Colonisation after the event, and I have found that it helped lots of kids to imagine a variety of things that they hadn't previously been able to grasp: the chained convicts, flogging, the brutality of their treatment. They were fascinated by the 'necklace' the women had to wear, and with convoluted story of the Girl with the Black Velvet Band. Congratulations on a very well balanced and educational yet entertaining show. We were extremely impressed.

    The Show and Event
    Entertainment Value5 out of 5