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PAST SEASON (2012-2013)

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'Drinking Alone'

by Norm Foster.

April 26th, 27th and 28th. May 3rd and 4th, 2013.

When his father, Ivan, visits after a fifteen year estrangement, Joe Todd hires a paid escort to pose as his fiancée so that he won’t appear to be a total social failure. Renee, the escort, is a needy single mother with lots of imagination. Joe’s supposedly successful television newsreader sister, Carrie, is facing a growing alcohol problem. And Ivan and his wife have an ulterior motive for arranging the sudden family reunion. The dysfunctional relationships of the family provide hilarious comedy as resentments harboured for years are finally brought to the surface with surprising results.

Directed by Jean Jardine Miller.


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by Bev Nicholas.

January 25th, 26th and 27th. February 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2013.

In a place called Magador, somewhere in Arabia, a young man, who dreams of marrying a princess, a magic lamp, a genie, an evil sorcerer, a wacky mother and other zany characters combine for our own Bev Nicholas’s version of the pantomime that has been delighting audiences for over two hundred years. With the help of the genie of the lamp, Aladdin realises his dreams – until the evil Abanazar gets possession of the fabled magic lamp, with its promise of riches beyond belief. Of course, Aladdin has assistance from the audience, especially the kids, to win back his princess and live happily ever after.

Directed by Bev Nicholas. Choreogaphed by Jo Hubbard. Piano Accompaniment by Gerry McNalty.


Winner of the Musical Adjudicator's Award for Cohesive and Comprehensive Realisation of the Director's Vision in the 2013 ACT-CO Festival.

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'There Goes The Bride'

by Ray Cooney and John Chapman.

October 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th and 27th, 2012.

Timothy Westerby is an advertising executive working on a campaign for the Perkins Bras account which features a 1920s flapper. After getting hit on the head on the morning of his daughter's wedding, he finds the flapper very much alive and eager to party. Nobody else can see or hear her. A second bump on the head takes Timothy back to the Savoy hotel in 1926, where he thinks he has married and is honeymooning with Polly Perkins. Things become chaotic as friends and family try to bring Timothy back to the present and get him to the church on time to give away the bride.

Directed by Jo Hubbard.


Winner of the Comedy Adjudicator's Award for Community Spirit in the 2013 ACT-CO Festival.

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