Theatre­s­ports for laughs

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Dou­glas re­gion’s very own game of wit and im­pro­vi­sa­tion in the tra­di­tion of Thank God You’re Here and Who’s Line Is It Any­way? will fea­ture on the Clink Theatre stage on Satur­day.

The Trop­i­cal North Theatre Com­pany will present the Port Dou­glas Theatre­s­ports com­pe­ti­tion where the au­di­ence plays an ac­tive part in pro­ceed­ings.

This an­nual gig­gle-fest event is now in its third year and af­ter a sell-out suc­cess last year, the TNTC is look­ing for­ward to bring­ing their brand of hi­lar­ity and fun to the stage once again.

Theatre­s­ports is the dy­namic game of spon­tane­ity and hu­mor where teams of four im­pro­vis­ers bring au­di­ence sug­ges­tions to life in front of a panel of judges.

There are no scripts in­volved and ev­ery­thing is de­vised on the night as per­form­ers do bat­tle head-to-head.

There are plenty of prizes for par­tic­i­pat­ing teams and for the best au­di­ence sug­ges­tions and or­gan­is­ers prom­ise ‘‘any­thing could hap­pen’’.

Ni­cole Carn­aby said the night of de­bauch­ery will be crammed full of laugh­ter.

‘‘We have our two lo­cal celebrity judges, Bruno Ben­nett and Shaun Cram ready to take bribes, com­pli­ments and plain out­right schmooz­ing from the play­ers,’’ she said.

‘‘So far we have lots of per­form­ers scared script­less but ea­ger to per­form.

‘‘They are a mix of Trop­i­cal North Theatre Com­pany ac­tors and dar­ing lo­cals.’’

The Theatre­s­ports com­pe­ti­tion will be held at The Clink on Satur­day, start­ing at 7.30pm.

For those who need a lit­tle Dutch courage, the bar opens at 6.30pm and the com­mu­nity is en­cour­aged to rally be­hind the brave per­form­ers and make a night of it.

Tick­ets can be bought prior to the show at Ori­gin Espresso in Port Dou­glas, Good­ies in Moss­man or www.try­book­ and cost are $20 or $18 mem­bers/con­ces­sion.

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