Grimm show a big hit
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.’’