“I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells.”

An innovative comedy writing course for teachers and community artists focused on bringing the benefits of laughter to their audiences.

Creativity Plus

Learning through examples of linking creativity in the workplace to theatre entrepreneurship.

Make ’em laugh

Challenging the contradictions of critical views through comedy, collaboration & empathy.

Unique approach

Engaging communities via historically significant pantomime productions.

Mentoring school and community-based playwriting.

The Radical Pantomime Course is supported by resources, events and workshops both online and in various advertised locations to give teachers and community artists the support they deserve bringing communities together and enhancing social cohesion

Radical pantomime draws on hundreds of years of comic writing which successfully created comic stories for global audiences.

Comedy that embraces local and topical themes.

Popular comedies used in the Radical Pantomimes programs show how trending social and political themes in different communities help build creative cultures.

Popular folk and fairy stories known by the whole society.

Radical Pantomime Courses utilise well-known stories which framed the comic business of clowns and their inventive comic routines.

Satirical songs and special effects are all part of the fun

Radical Pantomime Courses make comedy part of a sensational presentation of song, dance and spectacular entertainment.

Examples of our course in action

We call our comedy writing courses radical to signal a much-overlooked fact, that a significant number of early pantomimes vitally participated in the evolution of our democratic culture. This is particularly true with respect to universal suffrage and aspirations for a good life. Here’s how it works.

An upper primary team create a sports-focused pantomime

Based on a 1873 pantomime celebrating England vs Australian cricket match.

History teachers collaborate to look at women’s rights

Based on 1874 pantomime based on a Princess who refuses to marry.

Community theatre stage Liberty vs Tyranny

The 1873 view of liberty as a European right that changed Australia.

Sources of laughter rearranged

Radical Pantomime Courses introduce young writers to creating comic stories for their local communities. They show how comedy is a socially powerful tool for bringing…
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Awakening brain cells

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the…
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Benefits Of Comic Business

Why should we build a community of young comedy writers at this time? That is the question which I believe I can answer through twenty…
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The Comedy Business

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the…
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The Gig Economy

Projects interactively compare past cultural ideologies and technologies with contemporary ones. Students learning that entrepreneurship was never ‘value-free’ or deserving of unquestioned imitation. As the…
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Comic Stories & Serious Themes

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Happiness and Renewal

Pantomime productions should be contextualised within the substantial body of ‘post-colonial’ research which implicates theatre industries in European and English colonialism and the racism which…
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Re-Inventing Pantomime

Digital archives give us access to many examples of pantomime scripts. Some of these are curated here, together with other the related materials. Radical Pantomime courses…
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