Culture blows in
Lux Radio Theatre brings Gone with the Wind to Monto stage
MONTO has been treated to a touch of culture.
About 30 people saw Lux Radio Theatre grace the community centre with its stage production of Gone With TheWind.
The Melbourne-based performers entertained Monto as part of a five week tour of Queensland.
Senior cast member James Wright, a veteran of more than 40 years, said the team loved the Monto crowd’s enthusiasm.
“Monto has been fantastic,” MrWright said.
“It’s been so good to bring this show to the town; the crowd has been wonderful and it’s been great seeing posters promoting the show.
“A show like this is something that older people would remember; a time before television, when you could close your eyes and picture that place.
“The younger ones can get a glimpse of the days before the amazing technology of today.
“It takes a lot of work to condense a three hour film to just 90 minutes and still bring the whole story to the audience.”
Monto’s Merryn King had nothing but praise for the performance.
“It was fantastic, my teenage children loved it,” she said.
“It gave an insight to life before more advanced technology.”
STANDING OVATION: James Wright, Paul David Goddard, Lucy Gransbury, Carla Kissane and Simon Russell, of Lux Radio Theatre, perform in Monto.