In a Dark Dark Wood: magical theatre on the way for Kalamunda


Actor Scott Sheridan will appear in the play.
Actor Scott Sheridan will appear in the play.

WHAT if there was a place where magic was still real? Next school holidays the Barking Gecko Theatre Company will help you to discover it.

The Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre is proud to present In a Dark Dark Wood, showing in the spring holidays on Thursday, September 29, for shows at 10am and 1pm.

This thrilling, funny, sometimes scary but ultimately life-affirming journey through life’s dark forest will emerge on stage for the delight of adults and children alike.

More than 200 years ago the Brothers Grimm began collecting German fairytales. There were tales of witches, goblins, talking wolves and clever children who escaped their clutches.

These stories were transformed into what comes to the stage today.

The beautiful tales of redemption and transformation are part of our rich cultural heritage, teaching us the value of bravery, humility and love.

Award-winning playwright Caleb Lewis explores the questions of what it means to be part of a family, what is it like to be different, and how do you find your way home when you’re all alone in the middle of the forest.

In a Dark Dark Wood is a playful reimagining of several of Grimm’s classic fairy stories.

Shire President Andrew Waddell said the creative arts – and storytelling in particular – were such wonderful and valuable ways to entertain as well as educate young ones.

“This production will delight audiences aged six and over,” Cr Waddell said.

“But In a Dark Dark Wood is not just for children. Both youngsters and adults alike will enjoy this beautiful live show inspired by the Brothers Grimm classic, Hansel and Gretel.”

Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for children and concession card holders.

Purchase tickets online at www.kalamunda .wa.gov.au/kpac or by phoning the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre on 9257 2558.