Ac­cent on the pos­i­tive

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Theatre -

A STORY of love and friend­ship will be com­ing to the Playlovers Theatre, and ac­tress Lind­say McNab will be a part of it.

McNab will take on the role of Miss Oona Crowe in the Ir­ish Theatre Play­ers’ pro­duc­tion of A Man of No Im­por­tance.

Based on the 1994 film of the same name, the mu­si­cal fol­lows the life of Dublin bus driver Al­fie Byrne, a man filled with se­crets he can­not tell any­one, so he buries him­self putting on am­a­teur theatre pro­duc­tions based on the works of Os­car Wilde.

McNab said her char­ac­ter was a mid­dle-aged spin­ster who was pas­sion­ate about her the­atri­cal group, The St Imelda’s Play­ers.

“She takes her role as the cos­tume de­signer very se­ri­ously but at the same time is al­ways en­thu­si­as­tic and cheer­ful,” she said.

“The main chal­lenge has been learn­ing the Ir­ish ac­cent; we have had to work par­tic­u­larly hard on that.

“It has been very handy hav­ing so many Ir­ish peo­ple as fel­low cast mem­bers.”

A Man of No Im­por­tance is at the Playlovers Theatre in Floreat from Novem­ber 20 to De­cem­ber 5.

Tick­ets start at $20. Visit www.playlovers.org.au.

Lind­say McNab (front left) with fel­low per­form­ers in A Man of No

Im­por­tance.

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