Grimm show a big hit

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Ber­ri­gan Am­a­teur Dra­matic So­ci­ety’s first two pre­sen­ta­tions of the fast paced, crazy, funny but very en­joy­able pro­duc­tion ‘The Broth­ers Grimm Spec­tac­u­lathon’ at the week­end was a great suc­cess.

Open­ing night on Satur­day and a mati­nee on Sun­day each boasted an au­di­ence of lo­cals and re­gional vis­i­tors.

There are still two more per­for­mances to come, but tick­ets are sell­ing fast.

Tick­ets for the re­main­ing evening per­for­mances, from 7.30pm this Fri­day and Satur­day, are avail­able at Pep­pertree Ber­ri­gan for $45 in­clud­ing the two course meal.

The show, writ­ten by Don Zo­lidis, will see the brave and dar­ing BADS cast at­tempt to show all 209 of the the Grimm fairy­tales in less than two hours — com­plete with the orig­i­nal (and of­ten grisly) end­ings as writ­ten by the tal­ented broth­ers.

Sto­ries will in­clude clas­sics like Snow White, Cin­derella and Hansel and Gre­tel.

BADS pres­i­dent Matt Hansen said the cast was pleased with the open­ing week­end.

‘‘I am re­ally pleased with the at­ten­dance on the week­end, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing it was a busy week­end in Ber­ri­gan with a race meet­ing and foot­ball and net­ball fi­nals,’’ he said.

‘‘We had a lot of new ac­tors and a first­time di­rec­tor in Leigh Jef­fress and they all shined.

‘‘The script cho­sen by Leigh was quite com­plex with cast mem­bers play­ing mul­ti­ple char­ac­ters with mul­ti­ple cos­tume and set changes and our new­bies han­dled it all no prob­lems at all.

‘‘BADS new­com­ers Angel Tan­ner, Keven Clark and Chaz Van Nunen set­tled in the BADS en­sem­ble like old hands.

‘‘Our younger cast mem­bers Christyanne Dart, Te­me­qua Turner, Nell Ren­nick and Ri­ley Clark all showed a lot of tal­ent and Mani Tan­ner did well in his cameo role.

‘‘Judy Karakai steals the show with a vir­tu­oso per­for­mance along­side BADS veteran Louise Glanvill in a hi­lar­i­ous Cin­derella spoof.

‘‘Kath Har­ris per­formed her usual magic and de­liv­ered us over 40 unique and won­der­ful cos­tumes.’’

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