Carrie: Phoenix Theatre presents Stephen King classic, with a twist


Olivia Rose
plays Carrie.
Olivia Rose plays Carrie.

IT might be a thrilling literary classic, but Stephen King’s Carrie will have a new lease on life when it’s brought to the stage – albeit with a slight twist.

Dark Psychic Productions has taken the horror story and transformed it into a stage musical which is about to kick off at Phoenix Theatre.

Directed by Coolbellup’s Ryan McNally and starring Atwell resident Olivia Rose as Carrie White, the production is brimming with local talent ready to entertain the crowd.

Rose said the misfit Carrie suffered bullying at school and abuse at home, but deep down she was just like other girls.

“Carrie is really a very sensitive girl,” she said.

“In my mind, all she really wants is to belong and be part of normal high school life but due to her upbringing and the morals and habits instilled in her, it’s really difficult.

“The most significant thing with the role is the energy that has to go into it because there is obviously a lot of intensity in Carrie and, as a person trying to channel that, it can be almost exhausting.”

McNally said while there were a few changes between the book, the films and the stage, this show was closer to the book than the movies.

Carrie is at the Phoenix Theatre in Hamilton Hill from October 6 to 21.

Tickets start from $22 from www.darkpsychicproductions.com.

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