EMBEDDED ON STAGE
Phillippa Bialas. BATEMAN resident Bethany Tandy is appearing in a raucous, romantic and melodic spin on the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Princess and the Pea this April.
Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and directed by Adam Salathiel at the Koorliny Arts Centre, Once Upon A Mattress is a whimsical musical comedy adaptation by Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer.
It is the story of a lonely mummy’s boy prince and an overbearing queen hellbent on protecting her son and kingdom.
With time working against some of the ladies in waiting, Sir Harry must scour the land looking for the last remaining princess to marry the prince.
Tandy plays Lady Larken, a vulnerable young woman completely infatuated with her boyfriend Sir Harry.
“She is a gentle woman who is loyal, trusting and eager to please,” she said.
“When Lady Larken finds out she is pregnant, she becomes desperate, yet courageous.
“The large difference between my personality and Lady Larken’s make this character more difficult to portray.
“Lady Larken is quite a helpless and vulnerable character who relies heavily on other people while, on the other hand, I pride myself in being independent and strong.”
Once Upon A Mattress plays from April 7 to 22. Tickets are $25, $20 concession. Book on 9467 7118 or at www.koorliny.com.au.
Bateman resident Bethany Tandy (right) is Lady Larken in Once Upon A Mattress with Lachlan Falstead, Gabriella Munro and