Chores

Chores

Inspired by slapstick legends Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, the side-splitting duo of Chores is coming your way. Two excitable brothers, are definitely, about to, almost, at some stage, maybe, do the chores their nagging mother has prescribed…

With highlights of skilled circus stunts and uproarious, interactive gags, and with very little spoken dialogue, the audience will “accidentally” find themselves involved in the show, and on the edge of their seats and giggling until the chores are done.

Chores is brought to you by Patrick Heilmann and Julian Roberts, the performers from The Leaping Loonies and Hoopla Clique. With collectively over 20 years’ experience, the exuberant talent of these two clowns redefines slapstick humour and showcases the true value of tenacity, teamwork, trust and cooperation through physical theatre.

This show gives students from Prep to Year 6, and Years 7 – 10, the opportunity to interact and respond to performance styles in slapstick, silent comedy and clowning.

Hoopla Clique have toured Australia, New Zealand and Europe and have featured at events such as QPAC’s In Stitches Comedy Gala, and festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Island Vibe Festival and the West Australian Circus Festival.

“From the very beginning…they had me laughing out loud, and the show only got funnier as it went on.” – Yaniism, Adelaide Fringe Festival

Australian Curriculum

Learning Area/s
The Arts
Health and Physical Education

Art form/Subject
Drama

Year Levels
Foundation – Year 6
Year 7 – Year 10

Primary Content Descriptions

The Arts: Drama
F – Year 2: ACADRM027, ACADRM028, ACADRM029
Year 3- Year 4: ACADRM031, ACADRM032, ACADRM033
Year 5- Year 6: ACADRM035, ACADRM036, ACADRM037

Health and Physical Education
F – Year 6: ACPMP028, ACPMP029

General Capabilities & Cross-Curriculum Priorities
Critical and creative thinking
Ethical understanding
Intercultural understanding
Personal and social capability

Key Themes/Context
Teamwork, Acrobatics, Slapstick, Clowning, Character, Improvisation, Articulation, Movement, Facial Expression, Gesture, Posture, Technical Skills, Expressive Skills, Role, Relationships, Silent Comedy, Hand Balance, Juggling, Knockabout, Mood

Secondary Content Descriptions

The Arts: Drama
Year 7 – Year 8: ACADRM040, ACADRM041, ACADRM042, ACADRM043, ACADRR045
Year 9 – Year 10: ACADRM048, ACADRM049, ACADRM050, ACADRR052

Health and Physical Education
Year 7 – Year 10: ACPMP028, ACPMP029

General Capabilities & Cross-Curriculum Priorities
Literacy
Ethical understanding
Intercultural understanding
Critical and creative thinking

Key Themes/Context
Teamwork, Acrobatics, Slapstick, Clowning, Character, Improvisation, Articulation, Movement, Facial Expression, Gesture, Posture, Technical Skills, Expressive Skills, Role, Relationships, Silent Comedy, Hand Balance, Juggling, Knockabout, Understanding Movement, Mood, Dramatic Context, Aesthetic, Improvising, Physicality, Stagecraft, Energy Levels, Contemporary Theatre

Touring Areas

Term 3: Area 1 and Area 5
Term 4: Area 1 and Area 2

Touring Region Map

School Touring & Booking Information

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Production Information

Duration: 45 mins + Q&A
Audience: Max 300 students per session

Production Company: Hoopla Clique
Performers: Julian Roberts and Patrick Heilmann

Staging Requirements
Stage size: min 6m x 8m
Ceiling height: Up to 6m clearance (preferred but is completely flexible)
Smooth floor surface (preferred)
Access to a power outlet

WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE

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