The­atre lovers will have the chance to meet the Top Hat Pro­duc­tions’ play­ful cast at a Drinks with the Direc­tor event this month

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY - KATE PETERS

Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre will host Drinks with the Direc­tor for Top Hat Pro­duc­tions’ Pic­cadilly Olde Time Mu­sic Hall on April 19 from 6pm. These pop­u­lar evenings in­tro­duce the au­di­ence to the style and con­tent of the forth­com­ing show, and are al­ways a great suc­cess. Di­rec­tors take the chance to talk about the show’s ori­gins, to in­tro­duce cast mem­bers and nor­mally per­form a few songs or a short scene from the show. It’s also a great way for mem­bers and the­atre lovers to get to­gether for a beer and a bis­cuit and meet cast mem­bers. This one looks like be­ing a block­buster with ticket sales go­ing very strongly for the eight-show-only sea­son from April 27 to May 6. Drinks with the Direc­tor en­try is $5 per per­son with pro­ceeds sup­port­ing the the­atre. The Star Gold Coast will present Aus­tralian icon Barry Humphries on May 12 and 13, fol­low­ing a two-show sea­son on May 10 at QPAC. For more than 60 years, this cel­e­brated Aus­tralian per­former has held a mir­ror to Aus­tralia and Aus­tralians, re­veal­ing their virtues, their foibles, their tri­umphs and their fail­ings through a gallery of adored char­ac­ters, in­clud­ing Dame Edna Ever­age, Sir Les Pat­ter­son and Sandy Stone. In this new show, he will peel off the mask to take au­di­ences on a re­veal­ing, funny and mov­ing trip through his colour­ful life and the­atri­cal ca­reer. Don’t miss your chance to see one of Aus­tralia’s great­est ever per­form­ers as he in­tro­duces the man be­hind the char­ac­ters we all know and love. Tick­ets are on sale now through The Star. An­other show has been an­nounced for Dis­ney On Ice Cel­e­brates 100 Years of Magic, which is set to bring the much-loved stars to Bris­bane from June 29 to July 2. The new show is sched­uled for July 1 at 5.30pm. Cur­rently in re­hearsal on the Gold Coast is Spot­light’s Baskerville and Heathers and Top Hat Pro­duc­tions’ The Pic­cadilly Olde Time Mu­sic Hall. See you in a crowded foyer.

Top Hat’s Pic­cadilly Olde Time Mu­sic Hall opens April 27.

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