LOVE IS FOREVER YOUNG
A moving tale from the pen of the prolific and talented Aussie David Williamson tells of a twilight love affair set in the sunny subtropics
The brilliance of playwright David Williamson will be on show when Murwillumbah Theatre Company presents his classic comedy Travelling North from May 26 to June 11. The proceeds from the night will be donated to the Tweed Mayoral Flood Relief Fund, with local clubs and associations invited to attend. Travelling North is a heartwarming story about a twilight love affair between 70-year-old Frank and Frances, who is in her late fifties. Together, they travel north to find their place in the sunny subtropics much to the consternation of Frances’ daughters in Melbourne, who fear that Frank is using their mother as a live-in nurse and are concerned that they no longer have the services of a doting grandmother. Patrons are invited to BYO drinks and food and will be seated at tables in cabaret style. Book online at murwillumbahtheatre company.com There were two major openings last week: Spotlight’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and GCLT’s Crown Matrimonial. Joseph is performed by a mostly young cast, in an innovative and energetic way. Directed by new wizkid Andrew Copcroft Penman, the show contains some excellent harmony work from the ensemble, and is lead by a very competent narrator in Caroline Taylor. The volume of music was excessive in the first half but corrected in the second. It’s fresh, slick and should appeal to a wide demographic on the Coast. GCLT’s Crown Matrimonial opened to a capacity crowd at both the preview and opening night, with another full house on the Sunday matinee. Anyone who enjoys the goings-on of the Royal Family will love this play, reminiscent of the events in the film The King’s Speech. Yours Truly had the opportunity to pop into the new premises of NAPA (National Academy of Performing Arts) last week. An extremely impressive venue, it In rehearsal on the Gold Coast now are GCLT’s 70 Girls 70 and Javeenbah’s The Kingfisher and playing currently are GCLT’s Crown Matrimonial (running until May 27), Tugun Theatre’s Sylvia, Spotlight’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Neptune Productions’ Beauty and the Beast. See you in a crowded foyer real soon!
The Murwillumbah Theatre Company is about to stage David Williamson’s Travelling North.