Dishing up recipe for fun
Australian literary classic The Magic Pudding has been adapted for the stage and will be performed by the Murwillumbah Theatre Company (pictured) to teach local children about friendship. Directed by Colin Elliott, the comical fantasy by Norman Lindsey is a musical about mateship, adventure and fun. Set in Australia, the story tells of a magic pudding which always re-forms no matter how many times it gets eaten. Bunyip Bluegum, played by Lea Coleman, meets Bill Barnacle played by Peter Hulme and Sam Sawn-Off, the penguin played by Toni Reilly and the three friends come to own a magic pudding, Albert – a puppet manipulated by David Thomas. The pudding is irritable, always insulting them, and is contemptuous of how little they eat of it. But dangerous pudding thieves played by Sage Coleman and Madeleine Edwards repeatedly steal the pudding despite the trio’s watchfulness. Complete with heroes, villains, songs and audience interaction, the play will be a winner with adults and children alike.
opens at Murwillumbah Civic Centre on Saturday and plays Saturday and October 27 at 4.30pm, November 3 at 1pm and Sundays at 1pm until November 4. Tickets $6 children to $12 adults. Call (02) 6672 5404 to book.