Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt to take on an edgier role in Convicts for a Cause


Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt will play a different type of mayor at the upcoming Convicts for a Cause fundraiser at Fremantle Prison. Picture: Jon Hewson.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt will play a different type of mayor at the upcoming Convicts for a Cause fundraiser at Fremantle Prison. Picture: Jon Hewson.

FREMANTLE mayor Brad Pettitt is heading to the slammer – albeit for a good cause.

Dr Pettitt will be transported back to the days of the Wild West, drawing on his job to help him play the mayor of a fictional western-themed town when the Convicts for a Cause fundraiser returns to the Fremantle Prison next month.

Event coordinator Alison Dalziel said they were “thrilled” the mayor would be joining the event, which would see participants locked up in the prison until they could post a fundraising ‘bail’.

“The theatrics of Convicts for a Cause make it such a unique, interactive charity event and we’re looking forward to seeing Brad’s acting talents unfold alongside actors from acclaimed WA-based theatre group Ellandar Productions,” she said.

Now in its seventh year, the event raises money for Cystic Fibrosis WA, Diabetes Research WA, Reflections Through Reality Foundation and the Rotary Clubs of Perth and Mt Lawley.

Visit www.convictsforacause.org.au for more information.