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Immersive, interactive April holiday theatre a hit with kids

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 18-Mar-2016
MONGREL MOUTH’S THE BEE AND THE TREE. Critically acclaimed theatre company, Mongrel Mouth, takes children’s theatre to a new level this April school holidays with the premiere of fun and thrilling THE BEE AND THE TREE – an interactive, immersive theatre experience with an uplifting environmental theme. The show plays twice a day Thursday to Sunday 14-24 April at Leichhardt Town Hall.
Within a magical world of play, the stellar cast of 10 performers immerse the audience in a story where the rules are riddles, trees can talk and the sun sings. Exhilarated young viewers become part of the action to help Bette the Bee and her friends save the last tree from the exterminator and bring flowers back to the world.

This new and exciting creative learning experience is full of original songs, music, games & stunning costumes. It’s a chance to play, laugh and problem-solve in a show where audience members don’t have to sit down and be quiet (unless they want to!).

Mongrel Mouth is a young, inner city-based independent theatre company proudly boasting a gender-equal, culturally diverse group of creative artists who reflect the makeup of their audiences and offer them agency in the stories that are told. Previous hits include The Age of Entitlement (2014), The Silence Came (2014) and Like Me (2015) – all of which delighted a new generation of theatre-goers!

“I was blown out of the water by Mongrel Mouth.” - Weekend Notes Sydney

“Theatrical marvel” - Emily Richardson, Absolute Theatre

See why this exciting theatre troupe’s shows are selling out and the critics are raving about its unique form of theatre. The Bee and The Tree is an experience not to be missed!

Cast

Brigid O’Sullivan, Briony Burnes, Dianne Kaye, Eli King, Irene Sarrinikolaou, Latisha Owens, Megan Bennetts, Moreblessing Maturure (pictured above), Sharon Zeeman and Tom Crotty.

Creatives – Director, producer and co-writer : Duncan Maurice; co-writer and producer Sharon Zeeman; co-writer Moreblessing Maturure; musical director, composer and lyricist: David Herrero; set design: Gemma O’nions; dramaturgs: Jeremy Hastings and Benjamin Scales.