Joondalup Times - - LIFESTYLE -

STAGE WHILE Playlovers aims 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 will di­rect the pro­duc­tion with co-di­rec­tor Connor Car­lyle that 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.

Edgewater ac­tor Jamie But­tery is star­ring as Mowgli.

De­spite only act­ing for al­most two years, the Year 8 Bel­ridge Sec­ondary Col­lege stu­dent was pre­vi­ously nom­i­nated for Best Youth Ac­tor at last year’s Fin­ley Awards for his role in Lord of the Flies.

But­tery said he was in­spired to Mowgli be­cause he wanted to “try some­thing much harder but lots of fun too”.

Also tak­ing to the stage is Year 6 Green­wood Pri­mary School stu­dent Kate Phillips, who is play­ing a mon­key and War­wick ac­tor Connor Car­lyle who has the role of Shere Kha’s friend and spy Tabaqui as well as tak­ing on the job of as­sis­tant di­rec­tor.

The Jun­gle Book is at her­itage-listed Camelot Theatre, Lochee Street, Mos­man Park, from Oc­to­ber 20 to Novem­ber 4. Tick­ets at www.playlovers.org.au.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.