CURTAIN CALL ON TWEED FLOOD APPEAL
The Tweed Mayoral Flood Appeal has wrapped up with a generous final donation from the Murwillumbah Theatre Company from their opening night performance of David Williamson’s ‘Travelling North’.
Director Penny Irving (right) and MTC President Dianne Robinson presented the $1300 cheque to Mayor of Tweed, Councillor Katie Milne.
“Community theatre is isn’t just about acting,” Dianne Robinson said. “It’s about life skills, self-confidence, public speaking and gaining technical skills that can launch so many different careers.”
Council thanks all the individuals, organisations, businesses, clubs and schools from across Australia who together raised more than $350,000 for the Mayoral Flood Appeal.
The brilliance of playwright David Williamson will be on show when Murwillumbah Theatre Company presents his classic comedy Travelling North, opening on Fri May 26th and continuing for three weekends until Sun June 11th. The proceeds from the night will be donated to the Tweed Mayoral Flood Relief Fund with local clubs and associations invited to attend.
Travelling North is a heart-warming story about a twilight love affair between 70-year-old Frank and Frances in her late fifties. Together, they travel north to find their place in the sunny sub-tropics much to the consternation of Frances’ conventional daughters in Melbourne, who fear that Frank is using their mother as a live-in nurse and are concerned that they no longer have the services of a doting grandmother.
David Williamson is Australia’s most significant and prolific playwright, with a string of successful plays (and films) to his credit and he has set this play in Tweed Heads and Melbourne. It is a tribute to the generations that fought for change in the years leading up to the early 1970s.
The director, Penny Irving has worked in professional and amateur theatre for 30 years. Since “travelling north” Penny has directed the play Honour and ran a Director’s Workshop for Drill Hall Theatre. This is her first play with Murwillumbah Theatre Company.
Travelling North will be staged at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre on May 26 and 27 and June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11. Tickets are $20 and are available online at murwillumbahtheatrecompany.com, from Electronics Murwillumbah in Main Street, or at the door. Clubs and associations should book by contacting Rosemary on 0439 834 684. Patrons are invited to BYO drinks and food and will be seated at tables in cabaret style.