The students of the combined Kyogle and Casino classes of the DIRT (Drama in Rural Towns) program will be performing their second pantomime in June in both Casino and Kyogle.
Treasure Island by Ben Crocker is (very) loosely based on the novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson and is a fun show for all ages.
Pantomime incorporates a lot of audience participation, which children love, along with witty dialogue, a bit of slapstick, some songs and even the odd dance to create a form of theatre unlike any other!
In true panto tradition, the Dame is played by a male and the leading male role is played by a female. In Treasure Island, Mrs (Mum) Hawkins is played by 16-year-old Riley Ensby and newcomer Johanne Viavattene takes on the role of Jim Hawkins. Well known Josh Macdonald is cast as Long John Silver, with Marie Black and Ruby Flower taking on the roles of Jenny and Squire Trelawney, respectively.
There are bad pirates and female pirates from the Smugglers Cover Women’s Institute, ghosts and a very sassy parrot, along with treasure and a shipwrecked sailor.
With lots of fun costumes, in-jokes, mild innuendo, and buffoonery, true love and being good conquers all.
So, come along to this wonderful family show to boo the villains and cheer the goodies! Performances will be held at the Civic Hall, Canterbury Street, Casino at 2pm on Sunday 23rd June and at the KMI Hall, Stratheden Street, Kyogle at 2pm on Sunday 24th June. Doors open at 1:30pm.
Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children under 17, free for children under 7 and are available at the doors for each performance.
For more information, call Lynette Zito on 0429 922 169.