Monkey and the Monk Education Program

Monkey and the Monk was supported by The Mount Alexander Shire to create an Education Program in association with their 2015 production Monkey and the Monk. Below is a link to the Monkey and the Monk Learning Guide, designed for schools, but full of all sorts of interesting background information about the story.

Monkey and the Monk Learning Guide

We also delivered a Monkey Mayhem writing and performance workshop for 8-12 year-olds in association with Castlemaine Library, for Castlemaine Literature Festival.

Monkey flyer 31st oct


The CTC had its own youth theatre from 2011-2013, established by Kath Waugh and Tony Peachey. The group performed 3 major productions at the Phee Broadway Theatre. In 2011 they chose a script by Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents; in 2012 they performed their first self devised work, Death by Auction (a murder mystery); and in 2013 they staged their own 21st century version of Cinderella, Cinderella with The Lot.

The Castlemaine Youth Theatre is now operated independently by director and facilitator Kirstie Babbage. It is no longer part of Castlemaine Theatre Company.

In 2015, The Castlemaine Theatre Company was proud to collaborate/partner with The Castlemaine Youth Theatre and the Omioikiri Karate School on the expanded project: Monkey and the Monk

For more information about the CYT contact Kirstie at