Script, cast come together for hilarious entertainment
Murder, mayhem, dead bodies and creepy sound effects.
That’s what we were promised and that’s certainly what was delivered.
Matamata Dramatic Society’s latest offering of Wanted One Body had all the features of a farcical mystery chiller. Without giving too much away, the play written by Charles Dyer features numerous dead bodies, chuckles for the audience and to top it all off, suburb local talent.
I have always loved local theatre because of this.
The mixture of the experienced and the novice on stage at the Little Theatre was magical to see.
Nicola Parkes and Derek Farrelly, in their debut performances, held their own.
Iconic stager Irena Leadbeater managed two parts and found herself front and centre for most of the performance as either Faith or Hope Barraclough.
Greg Dunn and Talbert de Jong, in only his second full-length play, played the part of solicitors Blundell and Mickleby superbly.
A highlight for me was Mabel Middy the maid, played by the talented Eileen Weal.
Her perfect timing, characterisation and witty one liners kept the audience laughing throughout.
My advice is don’t miss out – you realy are in for a treat.
– The season of Wanted One Body continues tonight, through to Saturday, October 17 from 8pm at the Matamata Little Theatre on Short St.
Tickets, at $20, are available from the RV Room on Arawa St.