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Presented by Prospect Theatre for Young People


Hopscotch, Chooks and Slingshots returns to Holden Street Theatres in a new version with a brand new cast. This very popular play was first created by Prospect Theatre for Young People in 2014, based on the memories of local residents who had grown up in Prospect in the 1930’s and 40’s.

The play presents a collage of stories which depict family life, school, leisure and local events. It also shows some of the impact of the Depression and World War 2 on children at the time. Both poignant and humorous, the show encourages young people to imagine the experience of childhood in another era, long before television and social media. At the same time, it will bring back many memories for the older members of the audience.

With performances by members of Prospect Theatre for Young People aged

7 – 11, voice over narration by Prospect residents aged between 70 and 94 and direction by Artistic Director Margaret Steven, Hopscotch, Chooks and Slingshots is truly a play for the whole family!

Quote from a review of the 2014 season:

“Hopscotch, Chooks and Slingshots is a terrific show…beautifully woven tales of real life memories… It makes you laugh, it makes you cry and it makes you appreciate what the generations before us lived through. There is something bittersweet in watching today’s kids act out the memories of previous generations with such understanding and gentle humour.”

Rebecca Kemp, ABC Radio

Prospect Theatre For Young People

Season: 2017



9th & 10th


Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio, Holden Street Theatres