Presented by Catherine Wheels Theatrical Community, Edinburgh



Suitable for

Families, children ages 9 -13

Subject areas

Humanities, Performing arts, Health and wellbeing

Pondlife is the story of Martin, who goes through the sometimes painful experience of moving schools. In an attempt to re-establish himself, he becomes the victim of the class bully.


An unexpected friendship with Simon McGurk helps Martin overcome the loneliness and isolation he is experiencing – until one day when things change.


Playground politics puts pressure on their friendship, and Martin finds himself making a choice that will affect them both for the rest of their school days.


Pondlife is produced by Catherine Wheels, a celebrated Edinburgh-based theatrical company that was formed in 1999 by artistic director Gill Robertson. The troupe’s focus is creating theatrical experiences and content designed for young people.


On its previous international tours, Pondlife has been performed to acclaim from young audiences and critics alike. The production has been described by one critic as ‘a beautifully recounted tale, told with rhythm and pace, poetry and passion’.

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  • Sat 4 May 2019
  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm


Melbourne Town Hall


$10 per adults, $5 per child

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Melbourne Town Hall

90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Melbourne Town Hall’s central location means that it’s well served by public transport, in addition to nearby city car parks.