‘Naughty’ edge to Roman show
Theatre group brings slaves, and senators to the stage
IT has produced singing nuns, vampires, pirates, cruise ships, mermaids and knights, and now Gympie Theatre Association brings you Roman slaves, senators and sexy courtesans.
Set in ancient Rome, the association’s latest show, Roman Capers, follows young, lovesick Remus (played by Ashley Evans) on his search for love.
Remus’s slave Libelus (played by Robert Norris) is full of cunning plans, potions and trickery to get his master his fairytale happy ending and secure his own freedom in the process.
Director Heather Cranney could not wait for the public to see the cast and crew’s talents in this production.
“The cast have been working really hard and it’s going to be a real treat for the audience... and a little bit naughty,” Ms Cranney said.
Producer Danielle Bell said the show would be extra special with a live band.
“We have such a strong cast this year with dancers, singers and actors that it has been great to work in with a live band – it just adds that little bit more magic and brings it to life,” Ms Bell said.
The show includes songs from Dolly Parton, the Beatles and Queen.
“There is definitely music to appeal to ages,” Ms Bell said.
Audiences are encouraged to dress up for the performances with best dressed prizes awarded each night.
The show includes a threecourse meal, and $2 from every ticket will be donated to the Woolooga Hay Drive, supporting farmers and families affected by the recent bushfires.
Tickets are $55 per person and are available from Go Vita on Duke St.
Gympie Theatre Association’s Roman Capers hits the stage on November 16, 17, 23 and 24 at Prospectors Hall, Gympie Civic Centre.
AUDIENCE TREAT: Rehearsing for Gympie Theatre Association's theatre restaurant Roman Capers are (from left) Jayden Evans, Steven Parnaby, Chris Evans, Robert Norris and (front) Bernie Murphy.