COM­EDY ROLE HAS ITS CHAL­LENGES

Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

LAUGHS will fly when the Planks re­turn to the stage in a se­quel to 2014 com­edy hit It’s All Greek to Me.

North Fre­man­tle’s Sofie Reidy-Crofts plays Chris­tiana in the Old Mill Theatre pro­duc­tion of It’s All Greek to Me Too, which fol­lows the lives of the Planks, a Greek-English fam­ily liv­ing in Lon­don in the swing­ing ’60s.

Planks pa­tri­arch Nicky is in trou­ble, hav­ing had a curse put on him af­ter a re­la­tion­ship he played match­maker to fell apart.

Reidy-Crofts said she loved play­ing the driven and welle­d­u­cated char­ac­ter who finds her­self also be­ing set up with one of the Planks.

“Her only cur­rent de­sire is to pur­sue a ca­reer in as­tron­omy but she gets caught up in the fam­ily drama when Nicky tries to set her up with his son,” she said.

“The main chal­lenge is learn­ing to speak with a lisp while still be­ing clear so Chris­tiana is un­der­stood.

“Af­ter hear­ing about the op­por­tu­nity to get to know an­other theatre com­pany and per­form with new peo­ple, I jumped at the op­por­tu­nity to au­di­tion.”

It’s All Greek to Me Too is at the Old Mill Theatre from Fe­bru­ary 12 to 27.

Visit www.old­millthe­atre.com.au for times and tick­ets.

North Fre­man­tle res­i­dent Sofie Reidy-Crofts is Chris­tiana in It’s All Greek to Me Too! with Cameron Leese as Dim­itri.

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