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A play about the staging of a play makes for a madcap, laugh a minute romp around the collaborative and creative aspects of community theatre. And theatre lovers of all persuasions and involvement will both cringe and laugh at what makes this such a delicious insight into egos, eccentricities and the stalwarts who know the show must and will go on. It’s all wrapped up in a package called Play On at the Q Theatre in Queanbeyan.
There’s Gerry the director, Aggie the prompter and general factotum limping her way around the stage, Lord Dudley and Lady Margaret posing and posturing among the cast of characters in this ‘Whodunit’ called Murder Most Foul and the pick it up here there and everywhere of rehearsal gives us a good look at this bumbling bunch of characters. And what we’re in for.
Liz Bradley as Gerry the Community Theatre Director works it from the stalls with the ‘real’ director of the whole shebang Jarrad West sitting just a tad too close for comfort in the front row, but Bradley ever the professional keeps this little gem of a show bubbling along. But for the audience the ‘Novice Playwright in the Community’ cosies up in the best seat in the house using it as a launching pad for his forays onto the stage to add another element of discord and disarray to the rehearsal and eventually the production of this hilarious farcical piece of theatre.
There’s nothing better than a good laugh, and with the ridiculousness of an eight week election campaign that’s going to bore us to death the theatre will be a place to escape to and find our equilibrium again. Play On continues at the Q Theatre until 21 May