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Brown's Mart is committed to supporting educators in encouraging their students to develop an appreciation of the Performing Arts. Live performance has the ability to enhance a student's learning by bringing stories to life and providing deeper insights into the work.

Our mission, through the Brown's Mart ED program is to be accessible to all school community groups with selected theatre productions that support and complement the Northern Territory school education curriculum. The syllabus text selection process for the Brown's Mart ED program is done in consultation with secondary school English and Drama teachers.

This year's play is present on both Drama and English curricula.

In March 2022, the Brown's Mart Ed Program will present The Messenger adapted by Ross Mueller from the book by Markus Zusak, Directed by Merrilee Mills.
To receive an Education Program pack, to book in your students, or to chat more please contact our Education Program Coordinator Courtenay at
The Messenger
Meet Ed Kennedy - underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he’s hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. Surrounded by his band of misfit friends, his life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That’s when the first Ace arrives. That’s when Ed becomes the Messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only one question remains: Who’s behind Ed’s mission?
School matinee dates: Tuesday 1st - Thursday 4th March;, Monday 7th March, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th March. All shows at 11am.
Evening performances (Open to the general public):  Tuesday 8th - Saturday 12th, Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th March



What we offer:

  • Discounted tickets for school group bookings, valid for all performances, (excluding Saturday nights)
  • $15 tickets for groups of 10 or more students
  • One complimentary teacher’s ticket for every group of 10
  • A complimentary double pass to the preview performance so that each teacher has the opportunity to experience the production before bringing the students
  • Teachers will have the opportunity to attend a workshop with the director to hear their interpretation of the text
  • The opportunity to participate in a school specific post show forum and Q&A (dependent on cast and crew availability)

Brown's Mart provides educational resources such as teacher notes and briefings, highlighting specific curriculum links and professional learning opportunities relevant to the needs of teachers.




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Brown’s Mart’s Access Program exists to give teachers and students greater access to the Brown’s Mart SHIMMER theatre season.

The program provides an opportunity for students and their teachers to attend productions through discounted ticket prices for selected evening performances and specially scheduled matinee performances.

To apply for BM Access Program tickets, schools are invited to send a request through to our team in writing - Please note that there is a limited number of Access Tickets available to each performance and each application will be carefully considered.

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Brown's Mart Arts Ltd

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12 Smith Street Darwin City
GPO Box 3451, Darwin NT 0801



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