Act for those at a loose end

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema will play host to Jens Altheimer performance in June.
Camera IconMatt Dann Theatre and Cinema will play host to Jens Altheimer performance in June. Credit: Underground Media

Hedland residents will have access to laugh-out-loud comedy with an exciting twist of inventiveness when the award-winning Loose Ends comes to Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema on June 12.

In the one-man show, kinetic performer Jens Altheimer will take audiences across regional WA on a magical journey through puppetry, shadowplay and invention.

The performance tells a story about friendship, loyalty and inventiveness in which a man thinks he can organise his life in boxes.

Altheimer said he was thrilled by the opportunity to return to the countryside with his new production.

“Regional Western Australia is one of my favourite places to perform,” he said. “I had so much fun taking Squaring the Wheel to communities all over the State and meeting many great people on the way from the Kimberley to the South West, and I’m looking forward to sharing my new creations in Loose Ends with even more communities.”

Altheimer’s regional tour comes on the back of a successful set of shows around the country, including regional Queensland, Victoria, and Adelaide Fringe, where the show was nominated for best children’s production.

The WA tour is being presented through the Healthyway and Country Arts WA program Shows on the Go.

Country Arts WA executive director Paul MacPhail said the demand for the Shows on the Go program continued to increase.

“Loose Ends was voted by regional communities as one of three Shows on the Go to tour in 2018,” he said.

“As part of the program, we support local presenters to build and engage their audiences and maximise the value of each visiting performance.”

The performance will also take place at Tom Price Community Hall on May 29, Karingal Function Centre on May 30, Ningaloo Centre on June 5, Shire of Ashburton RM Forrest Hall on June 7, and Pannawonica Community Hall on June 9.

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