Presented at part of Perth Festival 2021, WA’s innovative theatre company Barking Gecko Theatre will be premiering brand new children’s theatre production, HOUSE.
Running from Feb 16 – 20 at the Heath Ledger Theatre (State Theatre Centre of WA), HOUSE is a heart-felt and hilarious tale of loneliness and friendship that is part fairy tale, part adventure story. Suitable for ages 8+, the production features a cast of memorable characters and is sure to provide a strong dose of escapism for the whole family.
The production follows the story of Cathelijn, who finds herself completely alone, with no friends, no family, no-one to turn to. All by herself in the centre of a dark forest, she tries to be strong like a Viking when suddenly she spots the house – a higgledy-piggledy mess of a place as tall as the trees. Inside the house, she finds Piotr, a small boy who never stops talking, and Elka, a grey-haired explorer who insists they keep the curtains closed tight.
When they suddenly launch into the air and set off across the sky, Cathelijn learns that this is no ordinary house: it’s a Rescue House, and it rescues the loneliest child in the world. So begins an extraordinary adventure that takes Cathelijn across the world and on a journey of self-realisation and self-determination.
WA’s longest running professional theatre company, Barking Gecko Theatre creates first-class theatre for families that leaves behind a lasting residue of hope and imagination on young audiences and adults alike.
Tickets are selling now for the production’s Perth Festival run from Feb 16 – 20. Grab yours here.
If you can’t get to Perth Festival this year, HOUSE will also be touring through Karratha (25 Feb – 3 Mar), Bunbury (10 Mar) and Albany (17-19 Mar), so that young theatre-lovers living in regional WA can still experience the magic that is HOUSE.
Dates: Feb 16 – 20
Venue: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
Story By: Dan Giovannoni & Luke Kerridge
Suitable for ages 8+
Ticket Price: from $20 – $135 (family packs)
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