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 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.
When Kalamunda actor Evie Madeleine was younger, she loved The Jungle Book so she thought it would be “amazing” to be in the show.
The Gooseberry Hill Primary School student plays the roles of Indian wolf Leela and peacock Mao.
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.
Kalamunda actor Evie Madeleine will play Leela and Mao.