Ferdinand is a theatrical production designed to inspire conversation in the classroom. Ferdinand inspires students and teachers to engage in a conversation about social issues such as loss and bereavement, the many guises of bullying, the necessity of kindness and empathy, and the power of our words in society.

Common Core Standard:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Sample Maryland State Curriculum Standards for Fine Arts:

  • Artistic Process: Responding
  • Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work
  • Enduring Understanding: Theatre artists’ interpretations of drama/theatre work are influenced by personal experiences and aesthetics.

"Remarkably effective and thought-provoking writing. Tudball is a masterful storyteller. Genuinely one of the nicest productions I have seen."

Broadway Baby

“The audience was completely rapt...Callum, aged 12, said it was ‘the best thing he had seen this year,’ and Ewan, aged 9 said, ‘It has taught me two things...it’s hard to be an adult, and it’s hard to be a child.’”

Primary Times

"Entertaining, thought-provoking, moving, and uplifting...Quite simply everyone should see it."

Fringe Review