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Middle School Drama Production

The Drama Department are excited to announce that this term's Middle School (Years 6–8) production will be Kicker Thompson by Julia Jarel, directed by Austin Castiglione.

Kicker Thompson is a tough, fun-loving farm kid who was born with a footy in his hand. Every afternoon, he tears around the back paddock imagining he's kicking goals at the Melbourne Cricket Ground! Day and night, he dreams of becoming an AFL superstar.

Things start going wrong when Kicker realises he needs to leave the farm for boarding school in Perth. Other obstacles appear and Kicker must find a solution to his mounting problems or risk the end of his footy dream.


Auditions are open to all Year 6, 7 and 8 students and will be held in the Foundation Theatre from 3.30–5pm, Monday 17 August and Tuesday 18 August. Students are only required to attend one of the audition afternoons.

Students who wish to audition must sign up for one afternoon either at Middle School reception or inside the Foundation Theatre foyer. When signing up, students will need to write down any availability conflicts and then prepare a short scene. Copies of the script will be available at the sign up points. Students will not be expected to memorise the text, however being familiar with the scene will assist in the audition. Students will be put into audition groups on the day.


Please note that rehearsals start on Tuesday 25 August and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3.30–5.30pm and Sundays from 12–4pm up until opening night.

Students interested in being in the play but who might have a clash with a pre-existing commitment are encouraged to audition, as rehearsal requirements can be negotiated with the director where possible.

Show Dates

Wednesday 18 November, 7pm (opening night)
Thursday 19 November, 7pm
Friday 20 November, 7pm
Saturday 21 November, 2pm (matinee)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Drama Department at or contact the Middle School office on +61 8 9383 6957.

Mr Austin Castiglione
Middle School Drama Teacher