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By EMMA BEER
Fun for kids: Heather O'Carroll, left, and Hadleigh Walker enjoy the unpredictable nature of children's theatre.
Photo: EMMA BEER
A DIFFERENT KIND
Go, go, go -- all-out energy
and fun is how Hadleigh
The actor is playing the part of
Rumpelstiltskin in KidzStuff's
newest children's play,.
Alongside him, playing the part
of Perez Hilton-style reporter
Felicity Ferret is Heather
O'Carroll. The traditional
Brothers Grimm story of
Rumpelstiltskin has been adapted
by Rachel Henry and will play in
Wellington later this month.
Rumpelstiltskin is O'Carroll's
second production with KidzStuff.
He previously performed in The
Sleeping Beauty. But for Walker it
is his first interactive children's
It's my first foray into the
children's theatre scene. I reckon
it's going to be a dag,'' Walker
There's something so familiar
about it. You almost know the
tone, no matter what the story is.
You know what world you're in
because it's kids' fantasy. It's
fairytale land,'' he said.
O'Carroll said children's theatre
was one of the most unpredictable
mediums of theatre.
[Children], they're always
willing to shout out things,
whereas adults are more reluctant
to do that,'' O'Carroll said.
Walker had a theory on why
this is so:
been taught that
etiquette yet, in
at points, and
also quite nerve-
racking for the
actors, the fact
that at any point
a child can
learning not to
get thrown by a
suggestion by a
particularly fun, O'Carroll said.
We're all adults, and we're all
silly. It's like going back to being
kids again, just playing around.''
Both actors graduated from Toi
Whakaari drama school and
O'Carroll said she had always
liked the stage and theatre acting.
It's because I feel like I'm more
You can control what you're
doing in the moment [on stage].''
Walker said he enjoyed film and
There's an excitement from
doing film work, where everyone's
work gets funneled down
into one moment.
The director says action'
and it's all pressure, all go.
With theatre, there's fun
to it because it's a moveable feast.
It's always different. Good theatre
should always be on the edge.''
O'Carroll has just finished her
stint in a lead role in The Lead
Wait which she described as
quite an intense drama''.
Her character sometimes took
her clothes off during that show.
But I won't be doing that in this
one,'' she confirmed.
She was also involved in
Hamlet dies at the end, a comedy,
which involved a massive mind
shift. Walker, who has just got
back from six months travelling
overseas, described the more
serious type of theatre as an
overture as opposed to a greatest
hits, kicking six-style, which is
children's comedy. It's just gag,
Rumpelstiltskin, the Red Brick
Hall, 4 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria,
from July 16 to 30.
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