British theatre company Get Lost and Found is proud to present the Australian premiere of Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers, coming to Cardinia Cultural Centre on Friday 8 July.
Direct from an acclaimed tour of the UK, the family show celebrates Roald Dahlʼs extraordinary stories from The BFG to The Twits – and many more along the way.
In the show, Roald Dahl’s words are mysteriously disappearing – not only from books, but children’s minds, too. Luckily, the top-secret Ancient Guild of Taletenders have come to the rescue: join them for fun interactive games, immersive storytelling, and some theatrical magic to help save these stories forever.
Especially made for those aged 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 is the only interactive show under licence worldwide.
Starring Maddi Savage and Josh Burton, 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,” he said.
“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.”
For tickets, tour dates and venues for Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers, go to taletendersaustralia.com