JUNGLE BOOK AT CAMELOT
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.