School hol­i­day ad­ven­tures

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ROLEYSTONE Theatre is get­ting ready to take chil­dren on an in­ter­ac­tive ad­ven­ture this school break.

From the tale of a young girl whose bed be­comes a sail­ing ship to a group of chil­dren learn­ing they’re all unique like the colours of a rain­bow, Sto­ry­time in the Hills will whisk kids away from the shores of hol­i­day boredom.

Di­rec­tor Bree Hart­ley and writer Ni­cole Ge­orge are both teach­ers who live in the area.

“It started in 2012 when Ni­cole and I re­ally wanted to cre­ate some­thing for the lo­cal chil­dren that was af­ford­able, fun school hol­i­day en­ter­tain­ment. We have chil­dren of our own and know it’s hard to find some­thing that fits all of those,” Ms Hart­ley said.

Tick­ets are $5 per per­son, with chil­dren aged two and un­der sit­ting on an adult’s lap free and fruit snacks served at in­ter­mis­sion.

A range of chil­dren aged six to 14 per­form on stage dur­ing Sto­ry­time, along with four adults.

Ms Hart­ley’s chil­dren Macken­zie (6) and Cameron Ram­sell (9) will tread the boards this hol­i­days, with Cameron tak­ing on the lead role in Kyle’s Rain­bow Day.

“It feels re­ally ex­cit­ing. I also have to re­mem­ber more lines than other peo­ple, which makes me ner­vous,” Cameron said.

Ms Hart­ley said it was im­por­tant to get chil­dren in­volved in theatre, both as au­di­ence and par­tic­i­pants.

“It gives them a chance to in­ter­act live, which you can’t get when you’re watch­ing a movie. You’re miss­ing that live el­e­ment,” she said.

Sto­ry­time in the Hills plays at Roleystone Theatre on Brook­ton High­way on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 2, Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4, and Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6, at 11am and 2pm daily.

Each per­for­mance runs about one hour, in­clud­ing in­ter­mis­sion.

Book on­line at ro­ley­stonethe­ or call 6396 1557.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek d474315

Di­rec­tor Bree Hart­ley with ac­tors Cameron and Macken­zie Ram­sell.

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