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Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers


A MISCHIEVOUS & INVENTIVE theatrical family show for 6 – 10 year olds

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 Tale Tenders can save the stories – and they need your help… 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. Join the Taletenders for fun interactive games, immersive storytelling, and some theatrical magic to help save these stories forever!

OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAY SHOW TIMES:

Thursday 6 October, 10:30am – 11:30am

Friday 7 October, 10:30am – 11:30am

Saturday 8 October, 10:30am – 11:30am

Saturday 8 October, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

TICKETS:

$30 adult ticket, $20 kids and $90 family ticket (2+2)

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

REVIEWS:

THIS SHOW IS MAGICAL ★★★★★

GlamAdelaide

A BRILLIANTLY INTERACTIVE SHOW ★★★★

Barefoot Review

A PLEASURABLE HOUR SPENT IN THE COMPANY OF THESE SKILLED PERFORMERS ★★★★

Hi Fi Way

FABULOUS, ENGAGING PERFORMANCE, PERFECT FOR UNDER 10’S ★★★★★

Kids in Adelaide

STARRING

Madi Savage

Madi Savage is an actor and writer based in Melbourne, trained through the Victorian College of the Arts, The Improv Conspiracy and Upright Citizens Brigade. Her recent performance credits include Catching Jack (MICF, Adelaide Fringe), Sammy J (ABC), and At Home Alone Together (ABC). A Melbourne Uni Law Revue alumni, Madi wrote and performed in the 2018 production where she was nominated for Best Comedic Performance and directed the 2019 show, which went on to win Most Outstanding Production. Madi is one-third of the comedy trio Big Big Big, the team behind scripted podcast series The Candyman (Australian Podcast Awards, NPR, CBC Radio One, ABC), and Catching Jack (MICF, Adelaide Fringe).

Josh Burton

Josh Burton is an actor, writer, comedian and singer with over a decade of professional performance experience. He currently writes and performs sketch/improvisational comedy with his brother in the Melbourne comedy duo the Burton Brothers as well as a regular cast member in Impromptunes The Completely Improvised Musical. He has also played a recurring character on Neighbours and had supporting roles on Australian films including Holding The Man and Son of a Gun.

ABOUT THE TOUR

British theatre company, Get Lost & Found is proud to present the Australian Premiere of Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers touring across all Australian capital cities and parts of Regional Australia in from 19th February – 8th October 2022.

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.

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 that it is the only interactive show under licence worldwide.

ABOUT THE PEOPLE

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 is set to warm the hearts of parents and children through its nostalgically magical atmosphere.

When director Rob Wilson was asked to create a show with the Roald Dahl Story Company and the Puffin division of Penguin Books, Dahl’s words on children’s stories Rung out ‘Above all it must be funny’ and ‘A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men’.

“Roald Dahl books were my first introduction to literature as a child and I wanted with this show to honour that ‘after lights out, torchlight under the covers,’ thrilling reading experience, as well as creating 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. The 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 and we take many suggestions from them throughout 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.”

CREDITS

  • Costume Design: Sophie Littin
  • Props and Set: Jessica Seren Jones
  • Devised by the company with thanks to Martin Bonger, Emma Edwards, and Nerine Skinner.
  • Directed and Produced by Rob Wilson.
  • Associate Producer Jared Harford (Interactive Theatre international).
  • Dramaturge: Tanya Ronder.
  • Accounts: Andrea George
  • PRKabuku PR
  • Logistics: Anthony Sottile
  • With Special thanks to Adele Minchin, Jenny Worton Anna Schmitz, Luke Kelly and all at the Roald Dahl Story Company. Jared Harford at ITI. Shay Minster at LPA.
  • Early Schools version (2014) devised and developed by, Kate Hargreaves, Kathryn McGarr, Libby Northedge, Charlie Partridge and Rob Wilson
  • Event version devised (2017) by Hetty Burton, Polly Conway, Tim Lewis and Rob Wilson in association with The Eden Project.

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