‘Naughty’ edge to Ro­man show

The­atre group brings slaves, and sen­a­tors to the stage

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

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.

Photo: Con­tributed

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.

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