Me­mo­rial hall rocks again

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

Small-town Kiwi life in the six­ties has made a come­back in Cromwell.

Fine Thyme The­atre’s show, Flagons and Fox­trots be­gins a sea­son of five per­for­mances clos­ing on Fri­day, Novem­ber 4.

New­bie di­rec­tor Kelly Keenan has been de­lighted with the work of the cast dur­ing the 12 weeks of their re­hearsals.

‘‘This is one of the most har­mo­nious the­atre projects I have ever worked on. The pol­ish and ta­lent of the cast will guar­an­tee lots of laughs for the au­di­ence.’’

Flagons and Fox­trots was a great re­flec­tion of small town Kiwi life in the six­ties and the plot and char­ac­ters would be in­stantly recog­nis­able, he said.

The cast fea­tured sev­eral new faces, in­clud­ing Hunter Hill who had wowed Alexandra au­di­ences as Buddy Holly and an Elvis looka­like.

The show was about a small town some­where in 1960s Cen­tral Otago and Sid Jenk­ins had a prob­lem - The Bob­bin’ Rob­bins are stranded at the ferry ter­mi­nal and Sid needs to find an­other band to play for the lo­cal Satur­day night dance.

Ticket prices in­clude sup­per­time re­fresh­ments and seats can be re­served at Cromwell and Alexandra iSite of­fices.

‘‘Do not miss a great night out that will bring old-time dance tunes back to the Me­mo­rial Hall,’’ Keenan said.

JO MCKENZIE-MCLEAN

Hunter Hill, Gina Sch­mitz, Brigitte Tait and Richard Gardner.

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