Mowgli’s jungle adventure back
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.