Every year, two groups of travelling actors journey from North Cape to Bluff bringing the message It's Cool to Read and Cool to Achieve to tens of thousands of Duffy kids. With over 500 schools to reach each year this exciting live 45-minute show has become a Duffy institution and a highlight of many school calendars. In previous years Duffy kids have been enthralled by shows such as Duffy and the Library Adventure, Duffy's Time Travel Mission and Duffy and Global Girl Save the World. In 2018 Duffy kids have the chance to experience a brand new show - written just for them.
This year we are hanging out with Duffy at school, we meet Duffy in the cloak bay where he is dealing with some pre-match nerves. He has made it into the school soccer (football) team and the butterflies in his stomach feel as though they may be a little more than nerves, lucky Duffy has a good book to keep him company in the wharepaku! But something is wrong, Duffy meets a young girl named Melanie who is having nightmares because she keeps watching scary movies and she is also being bullied at school. Duffy vows to help Melanie and through the power of reading, he shows both Melanie and her bully that they have a lot in common, they like the same stories and have the same struggles!
You can check out what the two Duffy Theatre teams are up to on Facebook! Like their page and let them know what you thought of the show or just find out what the actors get up to when they're not entertaining Duffy kids!
Download the 2018 Duffy Theatre teacher resources