Benjamin is Will’s best mate in the whole wide world. Benjamin is also a dog. One morning, Will wakes up with an idea: he has decided to build the first ever boy-dog operated flying machine but can he keep his idea safe from the villainous Splinter McGee?
Follow the extraordinary journey of this young boy, his dog, their wild imagination, and a ukulele. The show features a smattering of songs, crazy contraptions and illustrations by visual artist Jacinta Larcombe.
This is a multi-disciplinary work with plenty for students to respond to: one person voicing many characters, storytelling, live original songs, a set made of found objects and child-like illustrations that accompany the story.
Benjamin & Me explores themes of friendship and loss. It’s the newest work from award-winning writer and performer Mark Storen (The Polite Gentleman), and is the debut production for his new company Whiskey & Boots.
Benjamin & Me is a show that is also suitable for families and adventurous adults.
Critical and Creative Thinking
Storytelling, Friendship, Imagination
Three artist-led workshops to help your students respond to the performance of Benjamin & Me
Inspired by the performance visit this workshop provides professional development for generalist and non-arts specialist teachers. You will collaborate with a Flying Arts Artist to combine visual arts practice with a non-arts area of the curriculum, culminating in an artist-led workshop for your students.
Duration: 1 hour including Q&A
Audience: Max 250 students per session
Presented by: QMF and Whiskey & Boots
Writer/Director/Performer: Mark Storen
Illustrations: Jacinta Larcombe
- An indoor venue guarantees a better performance
- Minimum 3m wide x 3m deep x 3m high performance space
- Access to a power outlet
Benjamin & Me was originally supported by The Blue Room Theatre and presented as part of the 2015 AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things.
“…celebrating friendship, creativity and adventure, Benjamin & Me brings smiles to faces young and old.” – ArtsHub
“Benjamin & Me is quite simply a feat of storytelling and imagination. A show that is quirky, a little bit silly, but packed full of heart.” – The Australian Review