Current Plays


Two Friends Productions shows are always fun and filled with strong physicality, heightened characters, song, modern references, unique scripts and bright, imaginative props and costumes.
Many of the plays focus on a figure from history, or take a look at an area of science, history, world events or social messages. The plays have themes of self-belief, confidence, and following your dreams.

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The Story of the Not-Quite-Beautiful-Enough Princess and the Not-Quite-Charming-or-Brave-Enough Prince
  • K – G4
  • Most Popular
  • Fun
Travel to Fairy Tale Land and meet all your favourite fairy tales characters! Meet the Not-Quite-Beautiful-Enough Princess and the Not-Quite-Charming-or-Brave-Enough Prince and join them as they set out to prove themselves worthy of being real fairytale characters!
A fun-filled play featuring all the well-known fairy tale characters, and some very wicked witches, children will be delighted by the characters, song and puppetry featured in this play and will learn about confidence, self-belief and determination.
Age
Kindergarden – Grade 4
Duration
40 mins

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Our Anzacs and their Legacy
  • G 3-8
  • Most Popular
  • History
  • Australia
One hundred years on from the events at Gallipoli and the ANZAC legacy is still strong. Two Friends Productions presents ‘Our Anzacs and their Legacy’, a 45 minute theatre production, exploring the soldiers, the events, and the spirit that created the Anzac Legend.
This production covers the background of WW1, putting the Gallipoli landing in context, before focusing in on the Anzacs. The play will explore who the Anzacs were, why they were at Gallipoli, what happened when they arrived, and perhaps most importantly, the legacy that was created. Audiences will also explore the role of female nurses, and discover stories of bravery and mate ship.
Age
Grades 3 to 8
Duration
55 mins

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Dude, Where’s my Star?
  • K – G3
  • Science
  • Astronomy
Take an adventure with Bridget and Amy, two young girls from different parts of the world. When Bridget’s best friend (a constellation named The Great Bear) goes missing, it’s up to the girls to travel through the night sky to find her, seeking help from other constellations.
This play focuses on the different stories of Australia’s constellations and differences between the northern and southern skies. This play also explores the challenges children can go through when experiencing times of change.
Age
Kindergarden to Grade 3

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Peter Lalor and the Rush for Gold
  • G 3-8
  • History
  • Australia
Gold has been found and everyone is rushing to Ballarat! Join the excitement and head to the goldfields! Discover what life was really like for the diggers, and learn about the challenges they faced with the Government. Meet important historical figures such as Peter Lalor and Governor Hotham.
Filled with heightened characters, physical comedy and song, this 40 minutes play will delight young audiences as the performers from Two Friends Productions tell the story of the Ballarat Gold Rush and the events at the Eureka stockade.
Age
Grades 3 to 8
Duration
45 mins

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Me and Bonegilla
  • G 3-8
  • History
  • Australia
  • Immigration
Pack your suitcase, we are headed for the 1950’s! Join Two Friends Productions as they explore the world of the 1950’s immigrants at the Bonegilla Migrant Centre.
Throughout this fun-filled and educational play, young audiences will discover what life was like as a post-war immigrant to Australia. Filled with exciting characters, physical comedy, and song, Me and Bonegilla will take you on a journey you won’t forget.
Age
8 and over
Duration
45 mins

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Eliza Forlong: Woman of Wool
  • G 2-6
  • History
  • Australia
Eliza is going for a walk, and she wants you to come with her! Warning: You must like sheep!
Meet Eliza Forlong, a Scottish woman from the nineteenth century who decided that the best thing to do to secure her family’s future was to move to sunny Australia with a flock of sheep. Only the very best sheep would do, so Eliza set out to Germany, on the hunt for Saxony Merino Sheep.
Follow Eliza as she walks over 1200 miles, collecting sheep and meeting some very interesting characters. But with such a long way to travel, difficult locals to deal with, and a not-so-willing husband, will Eliza ever make it to Australia?
Filled with physical comedy and heightened characters, this hilarious play will delight young audiences. Students will learn not only about Eliza Forlong and her contribution to the early success of the Australian Wool Industry, but about determination and self-belief.
Age
Grades 2 to 6
Duration
45 mins

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For the Love of Becker
  • G 2-6
  • History
  • Australia
  • Burke & Wills
Come along for a camel ride in the 1860s, to discover an unknown land – the centre of Australia!
Ludwig Becker was a well-respected artist and naturalist who was a significant part of the Burke & Wills expedition. This play follows his life and explorations before and during the famous race across Australia.
Duration
30 mins
Age
Grades 2 to 6

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Galileo: The Starry Messenger
  • G 2-6
  • History
  • Science
  • Astronomy
Travel back in time and discover the truth about gravity. Peer through a telescope and learn about where Earth fits in with the rest of our universe.
This play follows the life and achievements of the great scientist and mathematician Galileo Galilei. It encourages children to think for themselves and always believe in what you know to be true.
Duration
30 mins
Age
Grades 2 to 6

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Around The World And Back Again
  • P – G6
  • Culture
  • Fun
Meet the world greatest explorer, “Captain” and his slightly nervous Sailor Assistant, “Todd”! They love making amazing discoveries,and this time, they are going to discover an entirely new country!
Come along for the ride as they visit different continents and meet exciting characters and strange animals, but they may find out that discovering a new country isn’t as easy as they thought it would be…
A fun-filled play, featuring heightened characters and physical comedy, Around the World and Back Again is a play for children of all ages. Young audiences will learn about different continents and countries: their culture, wildlife, food, and history. In amongst all the fun are themes of friendship and self-esteem. All aboard!
Duration
50 mins
Age
Prep to Grade 6

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Elementally Speaking
  • G 2-6
  • Science
  • History
A comedy about the chemical elements, the history of chemistry, and the periodic table. Narrated by Gold and Silver, Elementally Speaking will delight audiences with comic characters, slapstick, song and puppetry.
Meet various historical characters, including Aristotle and Dimitri Mendeleyev (the inventor of the modern periodic table), as well as many of the elements – all highly amusing and eccentric characters!
Duration
40 mins
Age
Grades 2 to 6

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The Story of a Tree
  • G 1 – 5
  • Environment
  • History
  • Australia
  • Maths (optional)
The Story of a Tree follows Mrs Tree into the forests of Australia to discover the rich history of one of our most important resources. Beginning hundreds of years ago, Mrs Tree introduces us to the indigenous uses of our forest, the early settlers and the gold rush.

Meeting various comic characters and animals along the way, we look at the effects these events and time periods had on Australian trees and forest animals. Audiences will also learn about plantations, and the importance of modern management.

Please note – there is also a maths version of this play available. With interactive maths we explore various equations, for example: how old Mrs. Talking Tree is, how much area of land a hectare is and how much it would cost a farmer to protect native forest.

Duration
30 mins
Age
Grades 1 to 5

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Caroline Chisholm: A Friend for the Emigrants
  • G 3-6
  • History
  • Immigration
  • Australia
Travel back to the nineteenth century with Caroline Chisholm, and find out what it was really like to be an early settler in Australia!
Caroline Chisholm is an extremely important figure in Australian history, and contributed hugely to early immigration in Australia. This play explores Caroline’s life and her commitment to helping newly arrived settlers make Australia their new home. Come along for the journey!
Duration
30 mins
Age
Grades 3 to 6

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Gwen & John: A Melodramatic Love Story
  • G 4-9
  • Fun
  • Drama
Aimed at drama students, particularly those studying melodrama. A random, unlikely and highly over-the-top love story, all done in the style of melodrama!
Perfect for introducing drama students to this popular style… or also great for laughs! Enjoy our story of John and Gwen who fall in love against the dramatic backdrop of a melodramatic reality TV cooking show.
Duration
45 mins
Age
Grades 4 to 9

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My Friend Bill
  • G 7-12
  • Drama
  • History
  • English
What is all the fuss about Shakespeare, anyway? Travel to Elizabethan London as we piece together Shakespeare’s mysterious life, his exciting plays and discover what life in the theatre was like. Fall in love with the man and his work!
Before your student starts studying his plays, why not introduce them to the author. This play is perfect for ntroducting students to Shakespeare and will help students grasp the background and context of his works, and will foster a greater appreciation of the Bard
Duration
45 mins
Age
Grades 7 to 12

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Coming soon…

Our olympic heroes: Edwin Flack and Fanny Durack
  • G 2-6
  • History
  • Australia
  • Sports
Congratulations! You’ve just been given tickets to the world’s most famous sporting event, the Olympics! But you won’t be off to Rio, you’ll be travelling through time to the Olympics of 1896 and 1912 to witness Australia’s first male and female Olympic champions win their medals!
During this adventure, audiences will discover the origins of the original Olympics in Greece and how the modern Olympics came to be. They will also explore the life of Australia’s first male Olympic champion, Edwin Flack, and first female champion, Fanny Durack.
Told in a hilarious and fast-paced manner, students will learn about the differences between life and the sporting world then and now, as well as the achievements made and challenges faced by Flack and Durack. Come along and discover just what it takes to become a champion!
Duration
40 mins
Age
Grades 2 to 6

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