Dishing up recipe for fun

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - WHAT'S ON -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.