Students find it’s a jungle out there

Aranmore Catholic College’s Ranya Al-Doori and Bridget Hawkins in character for The Jungle Book. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d421732
Aranmore Catholic College’s Ranya Al-Doori and Bridget Hawkins in character for The Jungle Book. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d421732

The students will be leaving the confines of their Leederville school and stepping into an imaginary jungle as a part of their performances of The Jungle Book next month.

Director Thea O’Keeffe said the eclectic approach to this year’s performance would ensure audiences saw a mix of modern songs and dances and animal characters coming to life on stage.

The Jungle Book was chosen as it evokes many memories for a variety of ages,’ she said.

‘It is an adaptation of the original Rudyard Kipling short stories, written by Monica Flory, and tells the story of young Mowgli as he learns the law of the jungle.’

About 50 students are taking part in the production, which will be presented for the first time at the school’s new Centre for the Arts and Sports Science.

‘This provides exciting possibilities with lighting and sound for the students to play in,’ Ms O’Keeffe said.