Children’s Theatre

Fiona has been writing children’s stage plays for over twenty years.

She began her writing career adapting and performing in much-loved fairytales like Little Red Riding Hood and Alice In Wonderland, which were mounted on rickety stages in Melbourne shopping centres. As much as Fiona loved being chased around Boronia Mall by over-zealous under-12s wanting Red Riding Hood’s autograph, she soon moved on from panto work but maintained a love of writing for youngsters. Most recently, Fiona has written original and adapted plays for the Victorian Youth Theatre, Stage School Australia, as well as plays for primary schools including Ripponlea Primary School and Bentleigh West Primary School.

You can find short excerpts from some of these productions below.

Let’s Go To The Movies

A Principal kidnapped by a super villain, a bunch of kids trying to decide what the best trilogy is for a movie night and a group of campers lost in the middle of the bush recounting some of the scariest horror movie scenes ever! These are just some of the scenes in “Let’s Go to the Movies” – a show that celebrates Action, Romance, Monsters, Quests and more!

Tomorrow Today

The year is 2116 and the TV breakfast program hosts on “Tomorrow Today” are sending one lucky family back to 2016 to commemorate the children’s trials of 2016 that made the world a better place, but things don’t exactly go to plan.

The Surprise Party

A bunch of teenagers organise a surprise party for their friend, but maybe they don’t know her as well as they think they do.

Aesop’s Fables

An original reinterpretation of the classic Aesop’s Fables including The Tortoise and the Hare, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Peacock’s Complaint. 

The Lost King

When the happy and beloved king of Brightmoor mysteriously disappears, it’s his youngest daughter, Princess Amber, who secretly sets out into the spooky Spectre forest in search of her Father. Will his evil sister, Gisella’s plans to rule Brightmoor come to be? And will the King ever find his way back to his beloved Queen again?

Class Act

Lucy is excited about starting a teaching job at Bella Guerin School, but she’s in for a shock when she turns up on her first day.