Shows for Schools Amphibian | BREC


Run Time 55 minutes no interval
Price From $15 per student no bf
Presented By BREC

A Windmill Theatre Company Production
Recommended for children aged 12+ yrs
Post show Q&A
Workshops Available [Incursion]
Teacher resources available

30 July 2021
11:30 am

An epic story of displacement, loss and adopting to different worlds.

Chloe and Hassan are under suspicion for stealing money while feeding the class Axolotl. Sent outside to work out who’s responsible, the unlikely pair find they have something in common. Each of them has been forced by their parents to leave their respective homes and face life as the new kid at school.

As their personal histories are revealed, Chloe hears the incredible first-hand account of an Afghan boy who’s travelled alone, thousands of kilometres across land and sea, for a better life.

Is the discovery of Hassan’s back story enough to save him from Chloe’s desire to protect her position in her new-found friendship group?

Directed by Sasha Zahra and written by Duncan Graham, Amphibian was created with the guidance of cultural consultants Muzafar Ali and Elyas Alavi.

Muzafar’s real life experiences inspired the Windmill Theatre Company team to create the digital platform Across Land and Sea , which tells Muzafar’s story of fleeing from Afghanistan. Across land and Sea is linked to the Australian Curriculum through the comprehensive study guide for Amphibian which is available to all schools attending the show.

Warning occasional course language.

Photo Credit Sia Duff

Cast & Team

Writer Duncan Graham
Director Sasha Zahra
Designer Meg Wilson
Composer, Sound Design Ian Moorhead
Lighting, Audio Visual Designer Mark Pennington

Workshops [Incursion]

Date 2 & 3 August 
Time TBA
Duration TBA mins
Cost Free to schools selected through the EOI process. Limited number available.

Intended for students who have seen the performance, more information on the content of these workshops with director Sasha Zahra and the cast of the show will be available in early 2021. Express your interest in hosting a workshop via the Booking Form.

Post Show Q & A

Stay on after the show to put your burning questions to the cast in a 15 minute Q & A session.

Teacher Resources

An education kit will be provided including classroom ready activities.

Bookings & Enquiries can be made to BREC’s Education Team online via email or by telephone 08 9792 3111.

“This is a marvellously strong and compelling story from Windmill. In a time of us-and-them attitudes, Amphibian is an urgently-needed and beautifully-crafted plea for awareness and compassionate action.”

Adelaide Theatre Guide