BOWEN Public School students will hit the stage next week for their own take on one of Australia’s most loved flicks.
Students from kindergarten to Year 6 will perform in the school’s stage production of The Adventures of Grandpa Kerrigan, an original take on the 1997 hit movie The Castle.
Max, aged 8, will play one of the pharaohs in the production and said he is excited to take part.
“I’m dancing to Walk Like an Egyptian [a 1986 hit by music group The Bangles],” he said.
“I like the dressing up bit and it’s fun to dance.”
While Jyrone, 9, will dress up as a Korean person for the production and perform a dance to Gangnam Style, released in 2012 by Korean artist PSY.
“It’s easy to learn and you get to dance,” he said.
Teacher and director Rob McPherson penned the original script and said despite this being his sixth school production, he is always a little nervous in the lead up to the show.
“They’ve been practising for a term and they’re excited about their show,” he said.
“There’s a few funny bits,” he said.
Mr McPherson said the show features Chip and Dale Kerrigan and grandpa Kerrigan, with each class performing a section of the show.
“He’s reliving his life and his travels around the world,” he said.
The Adventures of Grandpa Kerrigan will be performed at Bowen Public School hall at 12pm and 6pm on Tuesday, September 17.
Tickets are $3 and are available at the door.