Play will change your view of vac­u­um­ing

South Waikato News - - Out & About - WAR­REN LONG

A small but en­thu­si­as­tic au­di­ence watched the open­ing per­for­mance of the Toko­roa Lit­tle Theatre’s pro­duc­tion of Dirty Dust­ing on Satur­day night.

Dirty Dust­ing, by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, is the story of three clean­ers who, when threat­ened with re­dun­dancy, feel that their lives are com­ing to an end.

They’re known as ‘‘the Juras­sic Park crew’’. Elsie, Gla­dys and Olive have been keep­ing things spic and span in an of­fice block for 50 years.

How­ever, Dave their lean, mean boss wants them gone. De­spite their cen­tury or so of com­bined ser­vice, the age­ing trio no longer fit the com­pany’s im­age.

But then af­ter a chance wrong num­ber they are given a new busi­ness startup idea – a tele­phone sex line.

They just have to keep it se­cret from their hus­bands, chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.

With a life time of ex­pe­ri­ence there is no rea­son why they can’t keep their cus­tomers sat­is­fied and earn a few dol­lars into the bar­gain.

The ac­tion takes place in an of­fice af­ter hours and the set is again a John ten Velde master­piece.

At times the di­a­logue was slow and prompted but the script con­tains many laugh-out loud lines and kept the au­di­ence en­ter­tained.

Karen O’sul­li­van, Iris Men­zies and Is­abel Reid are con­vinc­ing in their roles and have a rap­port be­tween them that is gen­uine and helps de­velop the hu­mour.

They are ably sup­ported by Lau­rie Mur­ray who plays their cur­mud­geonly boss.

The sea­son runs from Wed­nes­day to Satur­day this week and tick­ets may be pur­chased from Toko­roa Cloth­ing Com­pany.

As the sea­son pro­gresses and the lines flow more smoothly we are sure you will be well en­ter­tained by this show and you will never look at a vac­uum cleaner in quite the same way again.

* Toko­roa Lit­tle Theatre presents Dirty Dust­ing. April 9, 13- 16th at 7.30pm. Mati­nee Sun­day April 10 at 2pm. Adults $20. Book at Toko­roa Cloth­ing and Toko­roa Lit­tle Theatre.

The cast of Toko­roa Lit­tle Theatre’s Dirty Dust­ing per­form on the week­end.

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