Pin Up Boys witty and funny
If you are looking for a good night out, I suggest you get down to Artworks Theatre to see The Pin-up Boys.
The comedy is written by Mark Rayner and directed by David Charteris, who played Sir in Waiheke Theatre Company’s recent production The Dresser.
It is a hilarious New Zealand comedy, set in a struggling charity shop.
Any of us that have ever frequented a charity shop can recognise the many colourful characters that inhabit them.
Waiheke Theatre Company’s latest production was witty and fun to watch.
The talented Linda Savage as the battle axe, Doris, was completely believable as a ‘right old cow’ that you would not wish to get on the wrong side of.
Nathan Leroy, who played Percival, did a great job as the overweight and under- appreciated number two at the charity shop.
Sasha Ogletree, who played Stacey, gave a warm and endearing performance as the art student wanting to help and encourage the boys.
JT, played by Koro Sciascia, gave a warm and sincere performance and it was lovely seeing the relationship develop between him and Stacey.
Elliot Stables in his first attempt at acting did well as the jazz fanatic volunteer and Ricky the poster boy, played by Ben Morrison, was convincing as the laid back artist’s model.
Emma Yates was brilliant as a multitude of different characters lurking in the charity shop and never buying anything, my favourite being the bag lady.
The awards night scene, which was filmed and edited by John Brown, worked really well and costumes, especially the multitude of dresses worn by the ladies, were both colourful and stylish.
Everyone around me was laughing as well as several dancing away to the fabulous and well-chosen music in between the scenes.
I have no idea who wolf whistled from the audience at one point but if I too could whistle I would have joined in!
Don’t miss out on this fun production on Wednesday, September 13, Thursday, September 14, Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September16, at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available from www.artworkstheatre.org.nz.
More comedy of the improvised kind is coming to Artworks Theatre on Tuesday, September 26, with the return of Last Laughs.
The Waiheke Comedy Show troupe will offer hilarious comedy games from 7pm.
The audience can sit at cabaret style tables and is encouraged to join in the fun.
Entry by koha, bar open.