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HOUSE by Dan Giovannoni

Run Time 75mins no interval
Price From $15 per student no bf
Presented By BREC & Barking Gecko

Recommended for children aged 8+ years
Post Show Q&A
Workshops Available [Incursion]
Teacher resources available

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10 March 2021
11:00 am
11 March 2021
10:00 am
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When you lose something, you gain something else

A new contemporary fairy-tale, HOUSE is a mad-cap adventure story of loneliness, belonging and flying houses. Featuring a cast of memorable characters and a living breathing house, this fun-filled escapade will set imaginations soaring.

Cathelijn is completely and undeniably alone – with no friends, no family and no-one to turn to. All by herself and in the centre of a dark forest, she tries to be strong, like a Viking… and that’s when she sees it – the house. A higgledy-piggledy mess of a place as tall as the trees.

Inside the house she finds Piotr, a small boy who never stops talking and Elka, a grey-haired explorer who insists they keep the curtains closed tight. When they suddenly launch into the air and set off across the sky, Cathelijn learns that this is no ordinary house – it’s a Rescue House and it rescues the Loneliest Child in the World.

So begins an extraordinary adventure which takes Cathelijn across the world and deep inside herself, on a journey of self-realisation and self-determination.

HOUSE is an aesthetically rich new work from some of Australia’s finest theatre-makers.

This Barking Gecko production is full of humour and physicality, offering younger audiences an exceptional introduction to theatre, and secondary Drama and English students an exquisitely crafted new Australian work, performed by an extraordinary ensemble cast.

The original production of HOUSE was a Barking Gecko Theatre and Perth Festival co-production

Cast & Team

Story By Dan Giovannoni & Luke Kerridge
Director Luke Kerridge
Set & Costume Designer Charlotte Lane
Composer & Sound Designer Rachael Dease
Lighting Designer Richard Vabre
Contraptions Consultant Philip Millar
Stage Manager Georgia Landre-Ord
Assistant Stage Manager Emily Stokoe
Dramaturg Jennifer Medway
Cast Chanella Macri, Isaac Diamond and Nicola Bartlett

HOUSE Cast School Visit [Incursion]

Date Monday 8th March
Time TBA
Duration 40-60 mins
Cost Free to schools selected through the EOI process. Limited number available.

Host members of the HOUSE cast as they share insights from ‘behind the scenes’ in the making of a new theatre production, and their personal stories of training and working as performers. An outstanding opportunity to learn about the joys and challenges of a life in theatre. Express your interest in hosting a session using the Booking Form.

Post Show Q & A

Stay on after the show to put your burning questions to the cast in a 15 minute Q & A session.

Teacher Resources

A creative learning kit will be provided including classroom ready activities.

Bookings & Enquiries can be made to BREC’s Education Team online via email or by telephone 08 9792 3111.