Interactive, imagination-seeking Roald Dahl show coming soon to Perth!

By Marnie Adams , Contributor @ Kids In Perth 26 Aug 2022

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Roald Dahl & The Imagination Seekers

"A mischievous and inventive theatrical family show for 6 – 10 year olds"

British theatre company Get Lost & Found proudly presents the Australian Premiere of Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers which has been touring across all Australian capital cities and parts of Regional Australia since 19 February and now it has reached WA! 

Direct from an acclaimed tour of the UK, this brilliant family show celebrates Roald Dahlʼs extraordinary stories from The BFG to The Twits - and many more along the way. 

Somehow, it seems Roald Dahl’s words are mysteriously disappearing not only in books, but also, from children’s minds too...

Preview | What to expect

Luckily, the top-secret Ancient Guild of Taletenders comes to the rescue!

Join them for fun interactive games, immersive storytelling, and some theatrical magic to help save these stories forever!

Especially made for ages six and up, the show is an immersive and interactive performance, involving games and imaginative play.

The production is fully commissioned and endorsed by the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, and it's the only interactive show under licence worldwide.

Starring actress, and comedian, Madi Savage (ABC’s At Home Alone Together) and stage and screen actor Josh Burton (Holding The Man), this delightfully engaging show will warm the hearts of parents and children through its nostalgically magical atmosphere.

STARRING Josh Burton and Madi Savage

BROUGHT TO YOU BY Get Lost & Found LTD, Puffin and the Roald Dahl Story Company LTD

IN ASSOCIATION WITH Interactive Theatre International 

Thoughts from the Director

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Rob Wilson, Director

 

“Roald Dahl books were my first introduction to literature as a child.

With this show, I wanted to honour that ‘after lights out, torchlight under the covers,’ thrilling reading experience, as well as, create a riotous interactive show which all the family enjoy.

It touches on the tenderness of the relationship between children and the imaginative world of stories.

This show encourages us all to put aside our overactive self-awareness for a moment and immerse in the creativity of imagination and expression whilst delighting and amusing us.

We empower children to be the centre of the story, taking many suggestions from them throughout the show, giving that live feel of improvisation.

It's a nuts and bolts theatre show that relies on the acting and imagination of the children rather than big sets and special effects, which is precious in our modern world of screens and tech.

Most importantly the show is keeping alive the magic of Dahls incredible ability to reach children in a way no other author has.” 

NOW TOURING WA!

9 September  |   Esperance Civic Centre

17 September  |   Albany Town Hall

26 September  |   Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

29 September – 1 October  | Subiaco Arts Centre

4 October  |   Broome Civic Centre

Find online ticket links and more about Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers below.

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Roald Dahl | Fun facts

Roald Dahl in 1954 | Image source: Wikipedia
Roald Dahl in 1954 | Image source: Wikipedia

Born in Wales...

Roald Dahl was born in Wales and was the son of affluent Norwegian immigrant parents. He spent most of his life in England. His books have sold over 250 million copies and he has been called "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century".

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG | Image source: IMDB
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG | Image source: IMDB

Do you know his books?

His most famous stories are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and many other stories like The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox and The BFG have been made into Hollywood feature films. How many have you seen?

The Gloster Gladiator that Dahl was flying when he crash landed | Image source: Wikipedia
The Gloster Gladiator that Dahl was flying when he crash landed | Image source: Wikipedia

He was a World War 2 Fighter Pilot

In 1939 Dahl joined RAF and flew the outdated Gloster Gladiator, he did not receive any specialised training for the aircraft or training in aerial combat. While flying in Egypt he was running low on fuel and was forced to make an emergency landing in the desert. The plane hit a boulder and crashed fracturing Dahl's skull and broke his nose. He escaped the wreckage and was rescued. He wrote about the crash in his first published book. Dahl flew in his first aerial combat on April 15,  1941 flying a Hawker Hurricane and shot down two JU-88 German bombers.

Roald Dahl's vardo in the garden of his house | Image source: Wikipedia
Roald Dahl's vardo in the garden of his house | Image source: Wikipedia

His Gypsy writing cottage

Dahl's had a Roman vardo in the garden of his house in Great Missenden. He wrote Danny, the Champion of the World in 1975 in the "Gypsy cottage". He incorporated a Gypsy wagon into the main plot of the book, where the young English boy, Danny, and his father, William lived in a vardo.

Dahl's final resting place in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire | Image source: Wikipedia
Dahl's final resting place in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire | Image source: Wikipedia

His final send off

Being of Norwegian descent, his family gave him a Viking funeral. He was buried with his snooker cues, some fine wine, chocolates, HB pencils and a power saw. Today, children continue to leave toys and flowers by his grave.

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Event Information

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

Presented by Get Lost & Found Ltd, Puffin, and the Roald Dahl Story Company Ltd in association with Interactive Theatre International

All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing not only from books but children’s minds too!

Now only a secret organisation known as The Ancient Guild of Taletenders can save the stories and they need your help...

Especially made for ages 6 and up, the show is an immersive and interactive performance, involving games and imaginative play, while exploring Roald Dahlʼs extraordinary stories, including The BFG and The Twits along the way.

Show Duration: 52 Minutes

Preview | What to expect

Seating Plan

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre | 26 September 2022

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre - Seating Plan

Event Information

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Monday 26 September @ 11AM & 2PM

Ticket Pricing

Reserve Price
Standard$22.00
Group/Family (4+)$20.00 per person

Subiaco Arts Centre | 29 September - 1 October 2022

Subiaco Arts Centre Seating Plan

Event Dates & Times

Subiaco Arts Centre, Main Audiotorium

Thursday 29 September @ 10:30AM & 2:00PM
Friday 30 September @ 10:30AM & 2:00PM
Saturday 1 October @ 10:30AM & 2:00PM

Ticket Pricing

Reserve Premium
Admit$28.00
Reserve A Reserve
Admit$25.00
Family (2 x Adult, 2 x Children)$80.00
Reserve Groups
Groups (6+)$20.00 / person
School Groups (20+)*$20.00 / person

*(2 complementary adult tickets per 20 children)

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Online Ticket Links

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