While innocently playing computer games, Matty got magically sucked into Game Land!

Game On! is an interactive comedy stage show for children all about video games. Matty Grey got sucked in to Gameland and had to fight his way to freedom. Join Matty as he tells the tale of his 4G-Wifi-Hi def-multiplayer-Wii fit escape from this dangerous world!

The show focuses on games like Minecraft, Pacman, Mario, Angry Birds and numerous other games that kids recognise and love. Each game is brought to life on stage so that children can participate in those games in the real world.

As the audience arrives at the show each child is presented with a Nerf gun. The finale of the show which marks Matty's final escape from Gameland is an onstage recreation of the old Nintendo game of Duck Hunt. Two parents are invited on stage and asked to each wear a pair of safety glasses and a bike helmet with a plank of wood attached. Rubber ducks are placed on the planks of wood and the children in the audience are asked to help us win the final game using the Nerf guns to complete the game of Duck Hunt. This finale alone has created a real buzz around the show and has allowed us to send children home with a strong positive memory of their experience.

REVIEWS

"5 stars... An hour of magical chaos - this is how you do a freaking children's Fringe show!" - The Advertiser

"5 stars... more cackles and chers than there are coins in New Super Mario Bros 2... an absolute ball" - Yawp

"4.5 stars...marvellous, multicoloured maestro of munchkin merrymaking" - Herald Sun

"Our kids gave it 1000 out of 10" - Kid Size Living

"5 stars... To be honest, the grin did not leave my face" - MICF Funny Tonne

"There's only one word to describe this show - FANTASTIC" - Stories Well Told

"An excellently times and well-constructed show" - Primary Times Edinburgh 2015

AWARDS

Critics Choice - Time Out Edinburgh

#1 - Best Kids Shows at the Fringe - Edinburgh Evening News 2015

"Top 5 Kids Shows" Edinburgh Fringe 2015 - Gigglebeats
  1. Duck Hunt
  2. Super Mario
  3. Auslan
  4. Poster
  5. Magic
  6. Game On
Previous seasons...

Melbourne Int. Comedy Festival 2013
Sydney Comedy Festival 2013
Melbourne Int. Comedy Festival 2014
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014
Toy and Games Fair 2014
​Randwick City Council 2014
​Canberra Comedy Festival 2015
Perth Fringe World  2015
NSW Regional Tour 2016
Bakehouse Theatre 2017
While the show does celebrate digital gaming, drawing on the children's recognition of loved characters and game structures, the overall message of the show calls for moderation. It promotes a message that encourages the children to put down the controllers, tablets, phones, laptops etc and get out into the real world. It encourages the importance of interaction and physical experience as being important to development.

Game On! is a theatrical, stand-up comedy show for children aged 5 to 12 years. The show is structured by Matty Grey telling the story of his escape from Gameland, exploring aspects of play and gaming in a fun and highly interactive way.

​​Matty Grey is an experienced children's entertainer who has inspired a dedicated following with audiences around the country. His bright and brash character engages children and his performance style pitches his message at a level that the kids love. He talks with children rather than at them. This is not cutsie-pie gooey niceness - this is laugh-so-hard-snot-comes-out-your-nose type stuff!

This show is tour ready and available for purchase at short notice. It is suitable for festivals, corporate events, commercial spaces and various other events. Technical requirements are minimal and the show can be adapted to suit most performance spaces.
Future dates...

September School Holidays 
in Melbourne
Special closed performances available to Vacation Care programs only.
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