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The Magic Pudding

Metcalfe Playhouse & Janus Entertainment present
The WA premiere of Norman Lindsay’s classic childrens’ story

"The Magic Pudding"
Adapted by Andrew James - Music by Sarah de Jong

Lindsay’s classic characters brought to life in joyous new musical play.

The story is set in Australia with humans [Bill Barnacle] mixing with a lively assortment of bush animals, including Bunyip Bluegum Esq [koala] and Sam Sawnoff [penquin]. It tells of a magic pudding which, no matter how often it is eaten, always reforms in order to be eaten again. It is owned by three companions who must defend it against Pudding Thieves who want it for themselves.

The sixty minute play, adapted by veteran actor Andrew James for Sydney’s Marian Street Youth Theatre, is divided into "slices". There are many short songs, composed by Sarah de Jong, interspersed throughout the text, varying from stories told in rhyme to descriptions of a character's mood or behaviour, and verses of an ongoing sea song.

This musical play for young people about friendship, persistence and the simple pleasures is an inventive mixture of song, verse, adventure and silliness.

“Eat away, chew away, munch and bolt and guzzle” with Albert, the cantankerous walking talking Magic Pudding, young koala Bunyip Bluegum and the noble Society of Puddin’ Owners, Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff, as they wander along the road, indulgin’ in conversation, songs and stories … and eatin’ at regular intervals from the Pudding!

Directed by emerging young director Mark Barford, with musical direction by Ian Westrip, the cast includes some of Perth’s finest actors including Murray Dowsett (as Bill Barnacle), Martin Churcher, Angelique Malcolm and Iskandar Shirazuddin (as Albert the magic pudding). The production also features students from the Stage Door School of Performing Arts. The Lighting Designer is Aaron Stirkand costumes are by Penny Mazzucchelli.

Performing: Oct 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Times: 11am and 1pm
Metcalfe Theatre Playhouse
12 Lake St, Northbridge

Tickets: $30 Standard, $23 Conc & Child U16
$18 groups 10+
Bookings: 9228 1455
Book Online: www.empyrean.net.au

More info: www.tazentertainment.com.au


Dates: Saturday 01 October 2011 – Saturday 01 October 2011



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