Last walk on bridge
THOUSANDS SAY GOODBYE
BLUE skies, sunshine and thousands of people turned out for a walk across Old Mandurah Bridge on Sunday.
Even a pod of dolphins made an appearance as locals farewelled the iconic structure.
There was a relaxed and happy vibe as residents enjoyed stilt walkers and roving entertainers wandered through the crowds. Four different types of commemorative postcards were handed out. Other giveaways included 500 small corked glass bottles containing a piece of the old bridge timber. The old bridge is due to be closed next month but an exact date is not yet known.
The bridge has linked Mandurah with Halls Head since it was opened by then Works Minister John Tonkin in 1953 and many generations have fished from its platforms.
It replaced an earlier bridge built in 1894, which replaced a ferry.
AUDITIONS are being held for the cheeky comedy Ladies Night at Rockingham Theatre Company.
Written by Stephen Sinclair and Anthony McCarten, Ladies
Night tells the story of four unemployed guys who get motivated by The Chippendales to form a male stripping act and make some fast cash to cover their debts.
They talk Bernie, a local club owner, into letting them perform in the club.
Meanwhile, they take dancing and “movement” lessons from Glenda, a slightly “shop-worn” exotic dancer.
The cast required is seven men and one woman, ages 25 and up.
No full frontal nudity is required, but men (apart from two) must be prepared to strip and show their bare bottoms in the play.
The audition will feature reading excerpts from the script, learning a few basic moves and a trial strip. Auditions are at Rockingham Theatre on Wednesday, August 30 at 7.30pm and the play goes on in November.
Further information from Alison on 0417 717 520. The production will run in November.
The Old Mandurah Bridge will close next month.