Barking Gecko Theatre’s fairytale comes to BREC

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Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre is hosting Barking Gecko Theatre’s mad-cap adventure fairytale HOUSE this month.

Featuring three characters and a magical flying home, HOUSE is a heartfelt, hilarious tale of friendship and belonging.

The story follows Cathelijn who finds herself alone in the centre of a dark forest with no friends or family to turn to.

She soon stumbles upon a house and meets 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 this is no ordinary house: it’s a rescue house, and it rescues the loneliest child in the world.

Playwright Dan Giovannoni and Barking Gecko’s artistic director Luke Kerridge are the duo behind the production which was developed over a period of almost four years.

“The play explores loneliness and isolation but also how resilience can lead us to a place of belonging,” Mr Kerridge said.

Ultimately HOUSE is a work of hope that will offer children a unique way of interpreting our ever-changing world.

Coming straight off the back of a week-long stint at Perth Festival, HOUSE will be showcased at BREC on March 10 and 11.

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