FOR P6 & P7 PUPILS
Jason and the Argonauts
Presented by Visible Fictions
Written by Robert Forrest, directed by Douglas Irvine, designed by Robin Peoples, composed by Daniel Padden
Jason’s uncle isn’t exactly lovable… he’s murdered his brother (the king) and stolen the crown and now no one dares stand up to him. Things are about to get a major shakeup though because Jason is BACK! After being banished as a baby, our wannabe hero returns to claim his rightful throne and make some big changes.
However, in ancient times nothing’s that straightforward. Jason and his crew must sail on The Argo to the other side of the world to find the Golden Fleece and bring it back in order to unite the people again. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, the odd monster, sleeping dragon and clashing rock endeavour to ruin his trip and spice things up on this most fantastic of journeys!
Jason and the Argonauts is a fast-paced story that focuses on themes of teamwork, determination and courage in the face adversity. Jason’s epic quest has many links to the Curriculum for Excellence, particularly within Health and Wellbeing, Citizenship and Social Studies and The Expressive Arts.
Audience size: 120
Running time: 65 mins
Space required: clear, flat hall, min 6m x 12m x 4m
Access: Double door direct into hall
RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
We prefer the children to enjoy the performance without prior knowledge of the story but the information pack below help for teachers to link to classroom plans after the show.
For two short films to show your class to prepare your class for a theatre experience in the school hall, one for you and one to show them, please see the RESOURCES section of our website.