Mowgli’s jun­gle ad­ven­ture back

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

WHILE Playlovers aim to re­turn to its for­mer venue at Hack­ett Hall in Floreat, the com­mu­nity theatre com­pany will con­tinue to pre­sent its 2017 sea­son with a pro­duc­tion of The Jun­gle Book at Camelot Theatre in Mos­man Park.

Based on the sto­ries of Rud­yard Ki­pling, Mon­ica Flory’s play will bring the ad­ven­ture of Mowgli to the stage, fol­low­ing the In­dian boy raised by wolves, be­friended by pan­ther Bagheera and bear Baloo while hunted by tiger Shere Khan.

Sarah Christiner and Connor Car­lyle will di­rect the pro­duc­tion­that fea­tures a young en­sem­ble work­ing with phys­i­cal theatre, pup­petry, po­etry and an­i­ma­tion.

Christiner said they were cre­at­ing an eclec­tic style of theatre true to it­self.

“Au­di­ence mem­bers should ex­pect some­thing quite unique but scrupu­lously faith­ful to Ki­pling’s work,” she said.

El­len­brook actor David Heder is tak­ing on the role of Bagheera, who is a black pan­ther and Mowgli’s men­tor.

The Hamp­ton Se­nior High School stu­dent said it had been in­ter­est­ing to find out about Mowgli as he learns to con­quer his deep­est fears.

“I loved the Dis­ney an­i­mated story,” he said.

“It was some­thing which I grew up with and ad­mired very much.”

The Jun­gle Book is at her­itage­listed Camelot Theatre in Lochee Street, Mos­man Park, from October 20 to Novem­ber 4.

Tick­ets at www.playlovers.org. au.

El­len­brook actor David Heder plays Bagheera.

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