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Outward Bound is directed by Anita Bound. The play is on until December 6.

Drama, fantasy and comedy

THE Kalamunda Dramatic Society’s final play for the year Outward Bound will see the year out in style.

Outward Bound charts the story of seven people who board a boat without knowing where they are going, and along the way are joined by a charismatic stranger.

The lively play was written by Sutton Vane and the KADS production will be directed by an award-winning director Anita Bound.

Sutton Vane started out as an actor but the First World War intervened and he joined the British Army in 1914 at the age of 26.

He was invalided out due to shell shock and afterwards he was haunted by guilt but eventually returned as a civilian and entertained the troops.

It was his experiences on the battlefield, which prompted him to write Outward Bound, which is a play that features a mix of drama, fantasy and comedy.

At the time, no one would direct his play so he directed it himself and it was an immediate success.

It became the kind of work which, once seen, provoked endless discussion and arguments about its meaning.

This is the second time that director Anita Bound has had an association with this play.

She cut her teeth – so to speak – 25 years ago learning how to be a stage manager under the direction of Lionel Clarke.

Directing the play this time is Bound’s tribute to Lionel, and to her 25th Anniversary of her association with this wonderfully intimate theatre.

In her 25 years Bound has won many awards and will always be thankful to Lionel and KADS for introducing her to this wonderful craft.

She is no stranger to older classic plays and ‘Outward Bound” is a must see.

The season starts on November 14 until December 6 and tickets are now on sale at the Lucky Charm Newsagency in Kalamunda.

Telephone 9257 2668 to make a book.

For discounted group bookings telephone Terry on 9293 4746.

Saturday includes a unique fish and chips supper so book early to avoid disappointment.

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. The best part of her job was meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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