Pilbara News - - LIFESYLE -

Kar­ratha will be hit with a dose of fam­ily-friendly, pan­tomine-style the­atre when Pil­bara Pan comes to Red Earth Arts Precinct on Satur­day, July 21.

The per­for­mance has been put to­gether by com­mu­nity-based the­atre group Pit­ter Pat Pro­duc­tions, which was launched in Kar­ratha late last year.

Danielle Cham­ber­lain and Chris Heaton started Pit­ter Pat to pro­vide an ac­ces­si­ble out­let for tal­ented peo­ple in the Pil­bara to show­case their skills.

The script, writ­ten by Heaton, is de­scribed as a take on the orig­i­nal Peter Pan story with a “Pil­bara twist”.

She said over the five-year pe­riod of liv­ing in the Pil­bara, com­pa­nies had come and gone, leav­ing a gap in com­mu­nity-based the­atre op­por­tu­ni­ties for young chil­dren.

“There wasn’t much around for young adults and adults,” she said. “We wanted to cre­ate not only some­thing sus­tain­able for the com­mu­nity, by the com­mu­nity but ac­ces­si­ble for all.

“There is a lot here for chil­dren but some­times it comes at a bit of a cost.”

She said the cast and pro­duc­tion team were very ex­cited to bring the show to life af­ter putting in many hours of hard work be­hind the scenes.

Ms Cham­ber­lain said the en­thu­si­asm of com­mu­nity mem­bers had been fan­tas­tic, with al­most 60 roles filled. “It’s been very well re­ceived and we’re very ex­cited to per­form on the REAP stage,” she said.

Visit Face­book.com/pil­bara­pan for more de­tails.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Pit­ter Pat Pro­duc­tions co-founders Danielle Cham­ber­lain and Chris Heaton have pro­duced a Pil­bara-themed pan­tomine, Pil­bara Pan.

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