Campers happy revisiting 60s
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Tawa Community Theatre is putting aside the gloom of 2011 to perform with more joy and energy than ever before.
A fire at the troupe’s drama hut last year reduced much of their props to ashes but it hasn’t brought them down. And their latest cabaret show, Twist and Shout, will attest to that when it opens at Linden Social Centre on May 17.
Set at old-fashioned holiday camp, Funfrall, at Rockingham by the Sea, the Yellow Coats will rock their way through hits from the 60s such as Shout, Do You Love Me?, The Game of Love and I Only Wanna Be With You. The Yellow Coats await the arrival of their new camp director, Robbie Hood, and a group of new campers.
Meanwhile, the dastardly mayor is trying to extract a holiday tax from campers. But rebellion and romance are in the air.
The troupe’s first production since the fire is written by Val Bolter, Martin Carr and Kevin Monk, and directed by Theresa Savory. Sara Scott is choreographer and Andy Brown musical director.
Twist and Shout, a BYO cabaret show, runs until May 26. Tickets $20/$18. For bookings call 232 3711. Linden Social Centre is on Linden Ave.
Sunny side: The Yellow Coats are here to brighten your day, from left, Tina Reeve, Ralph Lambert, Allie Hale-brown, Dave Humphreys, Shelley Castle, Lester Oakes and Jeremy Cater.