GONE BUSH PRESENTED BY THE MERRYATRIC PLAYERS
by Kevin Hallewell.
Directed by Norma Fox B.E.M
Sunshine Coast seniors concert group ‘The Merryatric Players’ are back with a new musical theatre comedy play ‘Gone Bush.’
This fun filled play is The Merryatric Players fifth performance held at The Events Centre and is sure to be just as successful as their past concerts.
Set in the Australian Outback on the property of an eccentric grazier and his family, the plot revolves around the arrival in the district of a group of travelling troubadours. Dad invites his neighbours to a performance by the travellers at his property and the mayhem that always surrounds his family reaches new heights. When Dad is besotted by the charms of an (h)opera singer, his enraged wife, Mum, the real ‘boss’, puts him in his place – well, almost.
Enjoy an afternoon of fun and laughter and sing along to a mixture of Australian Bush songs and ballads, and other well-known popular songs.
Over 30 seasoned local performers have been busy rehearsing to showcase their unique stage skills. They have been preparing costumes, stage sets and diligently learning their lines in anticipation that the success of the program will provide ongoing opportunities for senior performers to come out of the woodwork and tread the boards once again.