The Australian flags are up, and two costume rehearsals take place this week before Sunday's evenings first performance of Australia Day, by Jonathan Biggins, by arrangement with David Spicer Productions. The Grenfell Dramatic Society are performing this hilarious satire on Sunday evening and Monday afternoon of the long weekend, and the following Friday and Saturday night.
After being an Australia Day Ambassador on a number of occasions, Jonathan Biggins wrote Australia Day not as a criticism of Australians or their day of celebration, but rather as a satirical look at "the committee" (any committee), about cultural beliefs, the political process and "change".
Whether you have served on a community, cultural, sporting or church committee we are sure you will recognise some of the characters or the views they express in this biting comedy. The Grenfell production features Matthew Lynch as mayor Brian Harrigan, Adam Herdman as hid deputy Robert Wilson, Peter Soley as builder as small scale developer Wally Stewart and Jesse Friend as a new to the town school teacher. Gai Lander plays CWA president Maree and Di Donahue plays Helen McInnes a local greens councillor, relatively new to the district. Roma Sinclair as prompt, and Stephen Griffin as director have led the Dramatic Society team. Book your tickets at C J Anderson, or come to the Little Theatre in Rose Street one hour before each performance to secure you tickets for a fun show.