With school holidays fast approaching, parents will be searching for activities and events to occupy their children’s time. Well, look no further because the world premiere of a new Australian pantomime will debut at the beginning of December.
“A lot of the subscribers are getting older and you need to get a whole new audience and kids are the future so why not create theatre for them that they can enjoy,” says writer and director Maria de Marco. “Get kids back into live theatre, live performances is what we’re all about.”
Musical director Peter Novakovich has put together a great mix of music ranging from nursery rhymes to well known pop songs.
“It’s a combination of everything – that’s the style of pantomime,” says de Marco. Mother Goose is not just a show for the kids. Adults will have a good laugh as well.
“You got to have the pantomime dame played by a man,” says de Marco. “You get a double-edged sword there. You got to put a few jokes in there for the adults.” (CT)
Dec 8-23, King Street Theatre, 644 King St, Newtown, $15-20, kingstreettheatre.com.au
Written by Ciaran Tobin