Pemberton’s Vaughn Lowe is set to swing on to the Perth stage in an all new musical re-imagining of Disney’s classic animated film Tarzan. Under the guidance of award winning actor, director and producer Adam Salathiel, the musical will tell the unlikely love story of English ethnologist Jane Porter and jungle-raised man Tarzan as they uncover the exploitative plot of William Clayton. Lowe will star as Jane’s father Professor Archimedes Q. Porter and will be, along with fellow cast members, performing the score created by Genesis drummer and singer Phil Collins. Salathiel labelled Tarzan “true Disney” and said the musical re-imagining carried themes of love, compassion strength and courage all shown through “powerful music”. “Tarzan is an iconic role, as is Jane, and our actors are amazing at bringing them to life, I think audiences will be amazed by the connection between these two performers,” he said. “When bringing to life these iconic characters, including the family of gorillas and Tarzan’s ape parents, it’s important they’re portrayed correctly.” “(The actors) need to convince the audience they’ve been living in the depths of the jungle where no human has ever been before — and audiences will hopefully see them as the gorillas they are.” Collecting multiple awards awards and nominations over a number of years for best supporting actor, director, production, stage manager, costumes and set, Salathiel said Tarzan was a great show for the entire family to enjoy. “After directing Oliver! with a mixed cast of youth and adults, I found it exciting to see people of all ages coming together in support of the arts and I wanted to do it again,” he said. “Tarzan is an opportunity for performers of every age to showcase their amazing talents as singers, actors and dancers.” Tarzan will be performed at Kwinana’s Koorliny Arts Centre from July 8 to 15.