Pirate adventure story with a serious message for kids

April, 2017

Children have always loved adventure stories with pirates in them. Leppington Public School students will almost certainly enjoy the show when Captain Doorknob and his colourful crew in The Water Pirates of Neverland perform there tomorrow, March 21. But there’s a lot more to The Water Pirates of Neverland than pure entertainment value. The play has been designed by the National Theatre for Children (NTC) to be both entertaining and...

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John Butler Primary College students get water conservation lesson from Capt Doorknob

April, 2017

Written by Lucy Jarvis North Coast Times CAPTAIN Doorknob and his crew in The Water Pirates of Neverland visited John Butler Primary College recently to teach students about water conservation and sustainability. The National Theatre for Children (NTC) partnered with Eglinton’s Amberton estate developer Stockland for the second year to present the play on March 23 at no cost to the school. “We have an important role to play in...

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FROM A TO ZANY: TROUPE BREAKS COMPLEX TOPICS DOWN INTO KID-FRIENDLY LESSONS

February, 2017

Ward Eames, president and founder of the National Theatre for Children, started the troupe in his apartment. It now has offices in Golden Valley. By Shannon Prather Star Tribune NOVEMBER 28, 2016 Troupe breaks complex topics down into kid-friendly lessons Captain Doorknob, a flamboyant pirate with a knob for a hand and a smug lilt in his voice, can perk up young ears in a way that a roomful of...

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