Local lad stars in play tour
CHILDREN in Eidsvold, Mundubbera and Monto State Schools reacted enthusiastically to a Queensland Arts Council performance celebrating storytelling and connection to the land.
Eidsvold children were thrilled to see Jermaine Beezley, whose family lives in Eidsvold, as one of the two performers.
In Binni’s Backyard, which celebrates indigenous stories, Jermaine performed as a scrub turkey, a father figure, an earth spirit, a frog, a crow, thunder and lightning.
He amazed the children with his ability to quickly change costumes.
The little girl Binni was played by Ailsa Walsh.
After the North Burnett performances, the duo took the play to children in 242 Queensland schools.
Jermaine’s proud mother Doris and grandfather Oscar Chapman were at the Eidsvold performance.
TOP PERFORMANCE: Binni’s Backyard was performed at Eidsvold, Monto and Mundubbera State Schools recently. It stars Ailsa Walsh as five-year-old Binni and Eidsvold’s Jermaine Beezley, who plays all the other characters.