Theatre to teach life lessons


A flash mob organised by Louise Towler in the lead-up to the launch of the WA Children’s Theatre. Picture: Sally Sumner
A flash mob organised by Louise Towler in the lead-up to the launch of the WA Children’s Theatre. Picture: Sally Sumner

The North Coogee resident organised spontaneous performances in the lead-up to the launch of the WA Children’s Theatre.

The international comedian, author and self-esteem coach said the theatre would change the lives of those who attended.

“Unlike other performing arts schools, the WA Children’s Theatre has been set up to help young people acquire knowledge and resilience to deal with some of life’s bigger issues,” she said.

“The first show, Bling It On, has been written to help children understand how to manage their money. So many of us were never taught anything about money when we were young.”

The company is also planning shows touching on bullying, setting boundaries and coping with low self-esteem.

Each production offers an outlet for children to work with staff who are trained to provide support and mentoring.

“We want our students to have a lot of fun but at the same time come away with a much greater understanding of how to cope with the world they live in,” she said.

“It is no exaggeration to say that joining one of our courses can totally transform a young person’s life.”

Visit www.wachildrenstheatre. com.au for information.