A hilarious Australian comedy of errors.
It's late 1941 and St Cecilia's School for Young Ladies is well into rehearsal for 'The Mikado', to be presented in May for Founder's Day. But when Japan enters the war, the Bishop (or rather the Bishop's wife) decrees that 'The Mikado' would be quite unsuitable. The school's efforts to overcome this disaster become entwined with the activities of the local VDF (Home Guard), which meets at the school. When some girls attempt to explain the plot of 'The Mikado' to a young VDF recruit, he thinks they are talking about a real event, and relates a garbled version to his captain. The play climaxes in an 'invasion' of the school during Founder's Day.
Presented by Redland Museum & Mates Theatre Genesis Inc.
by arrangement with Australian Plays Transformed
Angelina Mustafay - Ellen Smyth-Jones
Anna Bober - Delys Burman
Ashley McArthur- Dymphna Dymett
Dennis Walsh - Sergeant Pearson
Ian Stevenson - Captain Woods
Janet Angel - Stephanie Garret
Linda Stevenson - Miss Thistleton
Lynda Dwyer - Mrs Agnes Fullerton
Mike Holiiday - Bishop Fullerton
Roland Dean - Anthony Holthouse
Ronan Mason - Lance Corp Foster
Sammy Jo Toussaint Guild - Nan Carter
Winter McCourt - Betsy Allen
Laraine Griffiths - Director
Ronan Mason - Assitant Director
Alisha Wernli - Stage Manager
Mike Daniell - Sound & Lighting Designer
Roy Ball - Lighting & Sound Operator
Glynis Sequeira - Costume Designer
26, 27, 28 January; 3, 4 February
29 January & 5 February
All performances include bar & air-conditioned theatre.
Venue - Redland Museum, 60 Smith Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163
Matinee – $29 including Devonshire Tea ($31 for special diet)
Afternoon Tea served promptly at 1.30pm | The Curtain will rise at 2.00pm | Conclude 4.15pm
Evening – $39 including 2 course meal ($41 for special diet)
Dinner will be served promptly at 6.30pm | The Curtain will rise at 7.30pm | Conclude 9.45pm
Tickets available on-line or from the Museum: (07)3286 3494
There will be a 20 min interval where you can purchase wine, beer, soft drink or tea/coffee.