Shirley’s spe­cial lunch

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - FRONT PAGE -

De­niliquin’s Shirley Huntly was treated to lunch by a trav­el­ling trio of ac­tors this week, one of whom hap­pens to be her grand­son, Chris Huntly-Turner.

Mrs Huntly and the stars of the Pop-up Globe pro­duc­tion, which opened in Mel­bourne yes­ter­day, dined at the RSL Club on Wed­nes­day.

Chris was ac­com­pa­nied by fel­low ac­tors Stan­ley An­drew Jack­son III, from the United States, and Jonathan Ty­nan-Moss, orig­i­nally from the UK, on the road trip to Deni.

He said the trip was mainly to catch up with his grandma but also to show his costars ‘‘a bit of coun­try New South Wales’’ while on a cou­ple of days off af­ter mov­ing the pro­duc­tion from New Zealand to Mel­bourne.

‘‘The guys saw their first kan­ga­roo and we went for a swim at McLean Beach and had lunch at the RSL — it’s the proper Aus­tralian ex­pe­ri­ence.

‘‘We also went for a kick of the footy at the Deni Rams’ oval, and Stan­ley de­scribed De­niliquin as a ‘lovely city’.’’

Ear­lier this year, Mrs Huntly flew to Auck­land to watch Chris star in the Pop-up Globe pro­duc­tions, and said she ‘‘loved’’ the per­for­mances.

The Pop-up Globe is a full-size work­ing replica of one of the great­est the­atres in his­tory, Shake­speare’s the sec­ond Globe.

Chris stars in two Pop-up Globe King’s Com­pany pro­duc­tions along­side Stan­ley and Jonathan, As You Like It and Henry V.

‘‘The Pop-up Globe is show­ing four pro­duc­tions at the mo­ment, and the King’s Com­pany is all males,’’ he said.

While Chris plays Le Beau in As You Like It, Jonathan and Stan­ley star as fe­male char­ac­ters Ros­alind and Celia.

‘‘The pro­duc­tions have a bit of ev­ery­thing — drama, com­edy, and Stan­ley and Johnny both dress up as fa­mous fe­male char­ac­ters,’’ Chris said.

‘‘There’s ev­ery­thing from guys dressed as women to guys dressed in shin­ing ar­mour,’’ Jonathan added.

Shirley Huntly with ac­tors Stan­ley An­drew Jack­son III, Jonathan Ty­nan-Moss and her grand­son Chris Huntly-Turner at the De­niliquin RSL Club on Wed­nes­day.

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