Thursday, 3 August 2017

Which shows can you see?

NEW FOR 2018/19 

Mr Popular (5ºy 6ºde primaria)

Max doesn't have many friends at school so one day he makes a master plan - to become Mr Popular! He and his schoolmate, Maybie, devise a way of getting Max noticed. He enters competitions, he goes on TV and on the Internet and even makes a movie! However, as his popularity grows so does his ego - and this brings disasterous consequences.

This show for Upper Primary contains all the dynamic features which Playtime Theatre always deliver: live music, interactive English and lots of pupil participation. Students will not only be entertained but learn valuable life skills such as maintaining friendships, being kind and learning to give.


Granny and Cat (Infantil)

Granny has a blue cat. She likes doing yoga and has a neighbour called Voudini! One morning, when doing his magic tricks, Voudini accidentally makes Cat disappear. Granny is not happy! Where is her cat? With help from the Magic Bag, she is transported to different countries in search of her cat. On her travels she meets people from different cultures and learns about their music and traditions. But will Granny find her cat?

Children interact in this show with their knowledge of vocabulary for numbers, colours, animals and parts of the body. They will respond to simple questions and be encouraged to join in and move to the songs. Granny and Cat also includes the concepts of emotional intelligences, kinesthetic learning and mindfulness. Granny and Cat is based on characters from a new series by Cambridge University Press.

The Gruffalo Show (1ºy 2ºde primaria y versión adaptada para Infantil)

The Gruffalo Show will take children on a journey through a deep dark wood to meet the infamous Gruffalo passing a hungry fox, a peckish owl and a starving snake on the way. The story closely follows the synopsis of the book with a few embellishments for good taste! Children will enjoy the catchy songs written and performed live by the cast and will have fun joining in.
The language used in the show is simplified and repetitive. Performers encourage the audience to participate using different eliciting techniques. The show is easy to follow with language taken from Julia Donaldson’s book. However, it is not strictly necessary for children to be familiar with the story.

Pig's Got Talent (1ºa 3ºde primaria)

Peggy is no ordinary pig. She wants to learn how to sing, dance and act....and she certainly doesn't want to become a sausage! So, one day Peggy packs her bags and decides to travel the world in an attempt to learn new skills. However, she finds that singing, dancing and acting are not as easy as they seem. Peggy wants to give up and go home. However, her new teachers tell her to persist. Nothing comes to those who don't work hard......especially if you are a pig! 

Pupils will help Peggy on her journey by joining in the songs, dances and helping her to act. The vocabulary for this play focuses on can/can't, clothes, transport and food (especially pork products!)

Lazy Lenny (1ºa 3ºde primaria)

Lazy Lenny begins on a farm where he lives with his grandma.  They are very poor and so Grandma decides that Lenny needs to sell the cow at the market. But Lenny is very lazy and is always thinking of fun and adventures.  Granny follows Lenny to market and while Lenny gets easily distracted, Granny tries to teach him a lesson.  With lots of audience participation, catchy songs, and repetitive simple dialogues, children will really enjoy this show.

The performers encourage the audience to participate using different eliciting techniques. The show is easy to follow with vocabulary about animals, question forms, imperatives and use of “can/can't”.

The School Detective (3ºa 5ºde primaria)

Norman Shufflecrump is the School Detective and he’s brilliant at solving mysteries. Norman travels the country with a suitcase of gadgets and the mind of a genius. He can solve any problem, at any school, at any hour. But Norman is a very busy man and sometimes gets confused. He may forget the time and even appear at the wrong school! He will definitely need the help of pupils and teachers to solve the mysteries at YOUR SCHOOL. Can you help him?

There is a strong CLIL focus in this show which makes it ideal for young learners in bilingual education. It integrates the subjects of Science, PE and Music as well as focusing on classroom language and instructions. Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate on stage while the audience can watch and sing along to the tunes.

The Gold Show (4ºa 6 de primaria)

The Gold Show is about a scientist called Ernest who has invented a time machine. His assistant, Bianca, is very surprised when he announces that he is going to visit the past. There’s only one problem; the time machine needs gold in order to work. Ernest manages visit the Californian gold rush, Ancient Egypt and a pirate ship whilst begging, borrowing or stealing gold along the way. Finally, he returns to the science lab to discover that his assistant has plans of her own!

With the use of an interactive PowerPoint display, students are encouraged to answer questions throughout the show recalling key vocabulary and characters. There are songs, raps and dances which children also join in with. The language is aimed at an elementary level of English with a major focus on question forms.