Barking Gecko Theatre Company branches out into the Hills

Hunter Rogers-Thompson (9) of Kardinya, Sophie Flanigan (13) of Maylands, Casper Moncrieff (11) of Bayswater and Charlie Flanigan (10) of Maylands. FRONT L-R: Zoe Di Rosso (7) of Kalamunda and Rachael Woodward (Kalamunda Teaching Artist). Picture: David Baylis        d452966
Hunter Rogers-Thompson (9) of Kardinya, Sophie Flanigan (13) of Maylands, Casper Moncrieff (11) of Bayswater and Charlie Flanigan (10) of Maylands. FRONT L-R: Zoe Di Rosso (7) of Kalamunda and Rachael Woodward (Kalamunda Teaching Artist). Picture: David Baylis        d452966

THE Barking Gecko Theatre Company is branching out into the Hills, with ensembles starting at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre next term. After expanding to UWA, as well as the Subiaco Arts Centre and Koorliny Arts Centre in Kwinana last term, the company will start its Hills-based ensemble in Term 2.

The ensembles will be under the guidance of artistic director Matt Edgerton and encourage people to embrace a creative life filled with empathy, curiosity and play.

They offer children from five to 17 years old an opportunity to participate in drama classes every week of the school term, starting on April 30.

Ensembles are offered in three age groups: Little Gecko ensembles for five to seven-year-olds; Junior Gecko ensembles for those aged eight to 12; and Senior Gecko ensembles for teenagers.

Bookings can be made at barkinggecko.com.au.