Kids and kids at heart will be kept entertained over the Christmas break, as Props Youth Theatre stages Mother Goose and the Beanstalk at the Old Courthouse Theatre this December.
The play, fusing two classic tales and featuring a cast of Townsville’s most talented youth, is one which Director Todd Barty said hadn’t been performed here since 2004.
“This plot mixes the story of Jack and the Beanstalk with the very English tale of Mother Goose – which is about a kindly old woman who is gifted a goose that lays golden eggs, but is warned to never change … before her fear of aging gets the better of her. There are a few other familiar fantasy faces appearing in what is quite a madcap story,” Todd said.
“There are around 35 young people in the play – including a few Props performers who have been growing in talent in the last few years. We also have a bumper crop of new faces too, which is always exciting.”
Providing opportunities to younger actors is something Todd advocates strongly for.
“Props Youth Theatre was a fantastic opportunity for me as a young actor and budding director. I honour Michelle Weaver and Karen Vane, the founders, for their vision and want to continue to extend this opportunity for training and experience to future generations.”
Catch Props Youth Theatre’s Mother Goose and the Beanstalk at the Old Courthouse Theatre from 19-22 December, with tickets available at fullthrottletheatre.com