Playlovers presents "The Jungle Book" @ Camelot - Oct 20 - Nov 4

16 Lochee St, Mosman Park

October 20, 21, 22*, 25, 28, 29*, 30,
1, 3, 4

All evening shows at 7.30pm
*Sunday Matinee shows at 2pm

$20 Full, $15 Conc
Group 10+ @ $15

Bookings: BOOK ONLINE or 0415 777 173


Playlovers presents

"The Jungle Book"

Based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling & play by Monica Flory
Directed by Sarah Christiner

His name is Mowgli, he was raised by wolves.
Come hear his story, presented by Playlovers at Camelot this Oct/Nov.

“Now these are the Laws of the Jungle - as old and as true as the sky….”

A man cub is found near the Waingangā River, by the Seeonee Wolf Pack – should they keep him?

‘The Jungle Book’, one of literature’s most enduring classics, is brought vividly to the stage in this exciting adventure of Mowgli, the Indian boy raised by caring wolves, befriended by Baghera the panther and Baloo the bear, and hunted by Shere Khan the tiger.

“He came to know the dark, warm heart of the Jungle.”

Flory’s script also tackles the inner life of Mowgli as he learns that he is not a wolf, and tries to reconcile his relationships with mankind, and the Jungle. This script sticks tightly to Kipling’s storylines, and has, for this production, been embellished by the originals, to form a fully developed image of a boy in two worlds.

“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”

Director, Sarah Christiner, after much success with ‘Lord of the Flies’ at Harbour Theatre in 2016, has looped many of her cast members to create this Jungle tale, including first time co-director Connor Carlyle. Since her debut directorial effort, ‘Flowers for Algernon’ (Harbour, 2015), Christiner is flattered to feel she’s assembling a troupe of her own, with award winning sound designer Evan Skinner (AKA Zany Flash), and Circuit Lighting Designs’ proprietor Aaron Smith, glad to again be part of this creative team!

“To each his own fear.”

This production of ‘The Jungle Book’ relies strongly on physical theatre, from a young ensemble, and will incorporate puppetry, poetry, and animation, creating an eclectic style of theatre true to itself. Audience members should expect something quite unique, but scrupulously faithful to Kipling’s work.

“Good hunting, all who keep the Jungle Law!”

Will Thomas, Sam Buston, Nicola Kinnane, Caitlyn Hughes, David Heder, Josh Harris, Caelan Steedman.





Old Mill Theatre presents "The Sunshine Boys" - Nov 1-4

Old Mill Theatre
cnr Mends St & Mill Point Rd, South Perth

Dates: November 1, 2, 3, 4+

All evening shows at 8pm
+Saturday Matinee shows at 2pm

$25 Full, $20 Conc

Bookings: BOOK ONLINE or 9367 8719












Old Mill Theatre & Lalapalooza Productions present

"The Sunshine Boys"

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Dale James

Cranky comics in classic comedy from Odd Couple author

TWO legendary – and cranky – comics are being brought together for a reunion and revival of their famous act at the Old Mill Theatre this spring.

Written by Neil Simon and directed by Dale James, Lalapalooza Productions is presenting The Sunshine Boys where a young theatrical agent tries to re-unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner for a TV reunion.

The two old men have not spoken in 12 years and have numerous issues to work out before they are ready to return to the public eye.

Both touching and humorous, the play reveals a profound understanding of the stubbornness, childishness and professional neglect that is often inseparable from old age.

Playwright Neil Simon is famed for iconic plays such as The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, Sweet Charity, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers and Biloxi Blues, among many others.

A 1975 film adaptation of The Sunshine Boys featured George Burns and Walter Matthau while the 1996 film starred Woody Allen, Peter Falk and Sarah Jessica Parker.

“The play is about a love-hate relationship between two friends and how they respect each other's ability but, after working together most of their lives, they end up in a bitter friendship,” James said.

“My inspiration for directing the play comes from Neil Simon's writing – he has the ability to show us the raw emotions and failings of people, usually with humour.

“The challenge is to make this version a little different for the actors because, having previously done the show, they need to be enthused and fresh with their delivery, changing nuances where appropriate.”

Rex Gray plays Al Lewis, one of the vaudeville team known as “Lewis and Clark”.

“Over the course of 40-odd years, Al and Willie Clark not only grew to hate each other but never spoke to each other off-stage throughout the final year of their act,” he said.

“Much of the humour is derived from efforts to get the two cantankerous actors into the same room for a rehearsal, their differences of opinion once they re-unite and their shenanigans on the TV reunion broadcast.”

Tom Rees is Willie Clark, someone who has been living alone in a hotel room for 40 years.

“He feels he was abandoned when his partner Al Lewis retired after their 43-year collaboration,” he said.

“Willie struggles with memory problems, making it difficult for him to get work in the advertising industry.

“As a result, he is a sad and lonely old man who comes across as grumpy and quite often openly hostile.”

The main challenge, according to Rees, is getting the balance right between the grumpy, ungrateful old man and the frightened, lonely character within.

“Another is being able to switch between the belligerence towards Al and the expression of tender memories towards the man Willie once admired so much,” he said.

Rex Gray and Tom Rees



Harbour Theatre presents "The Railway Children" - December 1 to 10

Harbour Theatre
Camelot - 16 Lochee St, Mosman Park

December 1, 2, 3*,
4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10*

All shows at 7.30pm
*except Sunday's at 2pm

$25.50 Full, $23.50 Conc
F/T Student + transaction fee

Bookings: TAZ Tix 9255 3336


Harbour Theatre presents

"The Railway Children"

Written by E Nesbit
Adopted by Mike Kenny
Directed by Jane Sherwood

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN is the famously filmed story of a prosperous Edwardian family – mother and three children – forced into near-penury in the rural north of England and captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight.

So well known, this story seems to have become part of our modern culture. Originally serialised in the ‘London magazine’ in 1905, and published as a book in 1906 by Edith Nesbit, the story of three Edwardian children who leave their London home and move to a country village after their father is imprisoned, has entertained and been loved by generations.

Although radio and television adaptations have brought the adventures of Roberta, Phyllis and Peter to audiences, perhaps the 1970 film, directed by Lionel Jeffries gave us the iconic images we remember, and which now define the novel. The Railway Children captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight.


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