“Animals are like people because people are animals.” Barbara T Gates

Join siblings Jenny and Tommy as they share with you a whole new world of biological science. Based on the Australian National Science Curriculum, this fun and highly educational show playfully explores the similarities between human and animal behaviour. Watch students become active learners as they consider their personal philosophies on choice, consequences and ethics.

Learn amazing facts about the complex communication, passing of culture, empathy, humour, self-awareness and cognitive abilities of a range of animals. Watch wildlife come to life as Jenny and Tommy go on a journey of exploration in a humorous show filled with poetry, music, dance, puppetry, circus and more!

This multi-layered performance has been created, written and researched by established artists ‘The Sault Poets’ – Nick Cilento (BA, BSc (Hons) – Behavioural Ecology) and Allie Wilde. It is a brilliant and engaging introduction for young children to Biological Science, English, The Arts and Humanities and Social Science curriculum.


Duration 50 minutes +10 minute Q&A
Maximum 350 students per session
Performance space 4m x 4m
Access to a power outlet required
Minimum clear height 3.5m (unobstructed)

Curriculum Links

KLA’S: The Arts, English, Science

General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capabilities, Ethical Understandings, Intercultural

Conventions and Styles: Puppetry, physical theatre, clowning, circus

Themes/Concepts: Human behavior, animal behavior, environment, biology, philosophy


  • $8 per student +GST
  • A minimum charge of $800 +GST per performance (equivalent to 100 students)

All of our performances are the same price for all regions. We are a not-for-profit organisation passionate about providing quality Arts experiences to all Queensland students, so if your school has less than 100 students, please consider combining with another school or contact the Youth Touring team to discuss your options.

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Workshops on offer include: Circus and physical theatre, generating movement from text, character development, theatre residencies and teacher professional development.

Cost $350
Maximum 20-30 students
60 minutes duration

TERM 2 & 3

Written & Created by: ‘The Sault Poets’ – Allie Wilde and Nick Cilento
Presented by: Youth Touring and Wilde Applause Creative Productions



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