Red Door Theatre - Touring the Shire
The Moruya Red Door Theatre Company kicked off two and a half years ago. A small ad in the local paper invited interested actors, singers, sewers, directors and so forth to come along and see if there was any interest in starting a theatre company in Moruya. So on a cold night in the Hall with the Red Door, Moruya, about 16 people sat around in a circle and introduced themselves. Now with our 4th production about to kick off, you can imagine that first night went well.
While we attracted experienced directors, singers, a professional stage manager, some fantastic musicians, we also met a few people new to theatre. So we tried something a bit different. Instead of auditioning for a play, we explored our gifts, identified skills and fitted a production in around our new members. We had fun with theatre sports, learnt lines, built a few props and next thing our first play, Babes in the Wood, opened to a full house in Moruya.
Our second play, Peter Pan - the Eurobodalla Chapter, was also performed in Moruya. We took our third play, All in a Nights Work, on the road, performing in Tilba, Narooma Kinema and Moruya. The feedback and encouragement to tour has us again touring our upcoming play, Magical Moments Radio Play. The play will be performed in Broulee, Moruya, Narooma and Tilba.
This latest production is MCed by the wonderful Jeremy Kemp and with two one act plays set in a Sydney radio station in the 1930s, promises to be a night of fun for all ages. Live music is again led by Stafford Ray. So much talent on the South Coast. When I first asked Stafford who he had played with over the years, he had me with his first response; "the Seekers".
The play is once again the Red Doors director Linda Heald, in her fourth play with the company. So with Stafford, Jeremy, Linda, a cast of 14, live music and a great story to tell, the Red Door Theatre Company thinks this play just might be their best yet.