One of theatre company Whiskey and Boots’ two shows at Bunbury Fringe 2018 is set to enlighten audiences young and old.
Benjamin and Me will delight theatre lovers at Fringe Hub on Saturday, February 17 from 11am.
The show follows a dog named Benjamin and his trusty owner/best friend Will.
Inspired to create the world’s first boy-dog operating machine, the two pals embark on an adventure through the skies and beyond.
Their imaginations and ideas are brought to life via a handful of songs, contraptions and illustrations from acclaimed artist Jacinta Larcombe.
Benjamin and Me also showcases the creative minds of performer/producers Mark Storen and Georgia King, with the story based on Storen’s childhood.
Being his first show with Whiskey and Boots, Storen said the “coming-of-age musical adventure” gave audiences a wholly unique experience.
“It is a show that is great to take to different places and it’s such a great family experience, it’s great to get a response from different audiences around the place,” he said.
“We love to take the show and tell the story in different contexts, so touring provides an opportunity to do that.
“It’s just great to see different responses from all over the place. With regional touring – because it’s a story about a boy and his dog going on an adventure and they deal with this amazing flying machine – I think a lot of kids in regional areas really respond to the content.”
The pair took Benjamin and Me across Australia in 2017.
“The show has kept on going, and it’s become a great little vehicle for us to travel and tell our stories and get it out there,” he said.
Storen and King will also be part of an interactive Youth Theatre Workshop held in the Fringe Hub on the 17th, beginning at 1.00pm.
The event will give young theatre fans the chance to open up their minds through drama games, music, and improvisation.
Visit the bunburyfringe.com for more information and to book tickets.