Stories for Suburban Road: Swan Valley Anglican Community School to present play of a boy’s nostalgic look back


Students rehearse for Stories for Suburban Road.
Picture: Robin Kornet        www.communitypix.com.au   d457070
Stories for Suburban Road: Swan Valley Anglican Community School to present play of a boy’s nostalgic look back
Stories for Suburban Road: Swan Valley Anglican Community School to present play of a boy’s nostalgic look back
Students rehearse for Stories for Suburban Road. Picture: Robin Kornet        www.communitypix.com.au d457070

SWAN Valley Anglican Community School will present its fourth annual drama production, Stories for Suburban Road, from Wednesday to Friday this week.

Adapted by Alan Becher from Tom Hungerford’s autobiography of the same name, the play takes a nostalgic and vivid look at growing up in an Australian rural setting between the two world wars.

Viewers are taken on a journey with main character Tom, as he grows from a young boy excited to bring home a bantam hen, to a young man about to embark on an exciting writing career.

Tom is played by seven different actors, each of whom gives a different perspective of this young man growing up in South Perth during the 1920s and ‘30s.

Year 10 student Tabitha Holt said she had enjoyed rehearsing for the production since the beginning of the year.

“Performing in Stories from Suburban Road has been a very enjoyable experience,” she said.

“I get to play multiple parts, from people to plants and animals.”

Year 11 students Rachel Greer and Harley Gardiner echoed Tabatha’s comments.

“I play many minor roles throughout the play and I’ve valued the experience and the confidence it has given me,” Rachel said.

“Being in the show has enabled me to create new friends who I may not have normally spoken to, and I think that has been one of the most rewarding parts of the experience,” Harley said.

The production will be staged on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30pm in Building 1 (Junior School.)

Swan Valley Anglican Community School is at 2 Swanleigh Parade, Aveley.

Tickets are $10 each and are available from the school on 9297 9506.