Hall play an absolute treat
Anyone and everyone involved with the Matamata Dramatic Society production, Take a Chance on Me, can take a welldeserved bow.
This Roger Hall play was an absolute treat and I take my hat off to director Chris Stead for tackling this ambitious piece which involved no fewer than 150 lighting and sound cues, as well as lightning-fast prop changes that left audiences in no doubt as to which character’s home they were a collective fly on the wall at any given time.
The cast was superb, with all eight playing their roles with skill, great timing, commitment and patent enjoyment.
Special mention must be made, however, of cast members Rebecca Carter and Garry Snape who each played multiple roles (with obvious relish), never slipping out of character once.
While most would have seen this production as a comedy – and, yes, I was doubled up on many occasions – with happy endings, the heartbreak, uncertainty and pain of lost relationships was handled sensitively, providing plenty of pause for thought.
Chris, cast and crew – thanks for two hours of great theatre. July 2009 and I have many fond memories of the accomplishments there.
Customers, it has been a pleasure serving every single one of you. Big thanks to those of you who made a difference to my day with a lovely smile (you know who you are).
Team, I want to thank you all for the opportunity to work together and for welcoming me and for teaching me so much about this fantastic business.
Big thanks to those who looked after me when I was at Waikato Hospital for four days. That’s just amazing helping someone especially when families are too far away. I am going to miss you all. If you need to reach me, my contact information is Castro1238@hotmail.com