"I read the play a number of years ago and it really stayed with me – for me, it really captures what it's like growing up in Western Australia. And what a cherished childhood we all have growing up here in this beautiful country. It's almost as if the weather and the land guide us as much as our own parents do.
"It's such a fun play that takes you to the most magical land – but the beautiful thing is the land is real. You walk outside the theatre afterwards and you are greeted by an old friend, the possibilities of Perth, and you remember."
"We really want the audience to come and see their own childhood stories and what it was really like for them growing up, no matter what their age. That's the magic that lies both in the book and stage adaptation: we really want to bottle what it means to be Australian, with the possibilities that lay before us, growing up in Perth."
"The whole cast also have to play various animals throughout the play and getting the physicality to an extremely specific level, just like how the animal would move or react, is certainly a challenge – but one that's fun to explore. What attracted me to Stories From Suburban Road was how relatable it was. Every story we tell, I find some way to relate to it. It makes me remember the fun stories that happened to me as a child – the nostalgia within the play and things that make you say 'me too' are very heart-warming."
Stories From Suburban Road plays at 7.30pm October 29, 30 and 31. Tickets are $25.49, $20.39 concession – book at www.ticketek.com.au or call 1300 792 012. The Subiaco Arts Centre is at 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco.