Tarzan the Musical swings into Mandurah later this month

Father ape Kerchak is played by Robert Sardual.
Father ape Kerchak is played by Robert Sardual.

BASED on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan the Musical features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang.

Song hits like Academy Award winning You’ll Be in my Heart, as well of Son of Man and Two Worlds make Tarzan the Musical at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre an unforgettable theatrical experience for the whole family.

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy (Angus Thompson) is taken and raised by apes who name him Tarzan.

Apart from striving for acceptance from Kerchak, his ape father (Robert Sardual) Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time.

Tarzan (Jake Garner) struggles to navigate a jungle thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

A title that is recognisable the world over, Tarzan is a powerhouse of a musical that will be another big hit for director Karen Francis and her cast and crew.

WHAT: Tarzan the Musical.

WHERE: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

WHEN: October 11, 12 (7.30pm), 13 (7pm), 13, 14 (2pm).