• Peter Gordon, Stephen Pike and Bev Porteous

    Peter Gordon, Stephen Pike and Bev Porteous

  • Sarah Hill and Joseph McGrail-Bateup

    Sarah Hill and Joseph McGrail-Bateup

  • Ann Somes and Coralie Wood

    Ann Somes and Coralie Wood

  • Keith Crowe and Chris Richards

    Keith Crowe and Chris Richards

  • Ian De Landelles and Joy Champness

    Ian De Landelles and Joy Champness

  • Ted Briggs, Mark Allum and Audra Briggs

    Ted Briggs, Mark Allum and Audra Briggs

  • Ian McLean, Paul Donohoe and Cindy Young

    Ian McLean, Paul Donohoe and Cindy Young

  • Suzanne Bower and Pat Young

    Suzanne Bower and Pat Young

  • Lynne McLean, John Wood and Poppy Notaras

    Lynne McLean, John Wood and Poppy Notaras

  • John Barilaro and Dennis Martin

    John Barilaro and Dennis Martin

  • Muriel Wilkinson and Laraine Cassin

    Muriel Wilkinson and Laraine Cassin

Free-Rain Nightclub's "A Taste of Tinseltown"

7 November 2015

Free-Rain Theatre Company has a well deserved reputation across all aspects of theatre and particularly as a platform for anyone who wants to tread the boards or learn the ropes for a theatre career. Experience is the most valuable asset for aspiring actors, writers, producers and technical crew and this local company is a good place to learn.

They are based at the Courtyard Theatre at the Canberra Theatre Centre after beginnings at Gorman House in 1995 and always come up trumps with innovative and interesting productions.
A special event in conjunction with Coralie Wood’s Cat Awards was the Free-Rain Nightclub which presented a Taste of Tinseltown that followed the surprise announcement by John Barilaro, State MP for Monaro, of a grant of $20,000 to the Cat Awards to help them to continue the regional aspect of the awards that now spreads far and wide into NSW.

A big relief for Coralie who has had a tough year and is currently still schlepping around on crutches with a giant moon boot on one of her tootsies but stoically pretends that it’s nothing to worry about. That’s when her support team rallies around and for this pre-performance party the bar was open the nibbles were arranged and the cast was warming up on the open stage as guests sat at nightclub style tables and chairs in the ‘mosh pit’.

The show was a song list of memorable melodies and significant songs from the 1940’s to 2012, and while billed as a taste it was a delicious repast to say the least. And I still can’t believe ‘The Way We Were’ from the film of the same name with the then very handsome Robert Redford was made in 1973!