A revolution for local young thespians
Budding local youth theatre group Black Cat Theatre is taking to the Margaret River HEART stage on the 12 November 2020 for their debut show, The Honey Revolution.
The group was formed in January 2019 when a small posse of young actors began writing their own shows.
Under the supervision and coaching support of local Director Kate Jenkins, the group performed two original shows at the Margaret River Independent School with great success.
Ms Jenkins said the kids were encouraged by the experience and have leapt to a whole new level by performing to a much larger audience this year.
“It’s been a tremendous amount of work for all and the kids have shown an incredible strength of commitment,” she said.
“Throughout the entire COVID-19 lockdown period, they were still meeting over Zoom to work on the script, which took six long months to write.
“Each cast member developed their own character and decided what they were going to wear for their costume.
“My job was really just to help them stay focused and to offer suggestions, but the storyline and script 100 per cent belongs to the kids, including the song lyrics.
“It’s been hard work for all, but super fun.”
Cast members Nelle Clocherty-Coumbe and Aria Jenkins coreographed all dances and assisted with stage-blocking.
Black Cat Theatre will also be joined by a chorus of 11 talented extras for the show, which is an exciting expansion for the group.
Margaret River HEART General Manager Nicky Hansen said the Margaret River HEART is proud to have been able to support this production with grant funding.
“It’s so important to have our young people up on the stage,” Ms Hansen said.
The musical plot follows three school-friends who are magically transported to another realm, where an evil Queen is trying to gain control.
They use their wits and strength of friendship to help those in trouble, while sharing a message of peace and forgiveness.
Tickets to The Honey Revolution range between $12.50 – $20 and will go on sale to the general public on Thursday 22 October 2020.
Community members are encouraged to purchase tickets online via www.margaretriverheart.com.au.
Alternatively, the HEART Box Office is open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday to purchase tickets over the counter or by phone on (08) 9780 5294.