Play will change your view of vacuuming
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.