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WHILE Playlovers aims at re­turn­ing 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 Baghera 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.

Min­darie ac­tor Sam Bus­ton has taken on the role of In­dian ele­phant

Tha be­cause he wants “as many act­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties as I can”.

The Irene McCor­mack Catholic Col­lege stu­dent said this would be his “first ac­tual real theatre show” and the most chal­leng­ing part was mak­ing his cos­tume.

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.

The cast of Playlovers’ Jun­gle Book.

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