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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Dinky-di Dinkum Assorted

Petrina Dakin (Connie), Nicole Hickman (Little Beat) and Carol Fogg (Grace)
in QLTG's Dinkum Assorted
In the Dinkum Assorted biscuit factory in Warrabadanga (otherwise known as the Queenscliff RSL rehearsal room) the ladies are curling up their Victory Rolls and Marcel Waves and getting to grips with WW2 underwear in preparation for the latest offering from Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group, October 12-20 at Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall.

Dinkum Assorted’s Director, Jennie Roles is in command, keeping her troops on top of the dialogue and stage movements and interpreting the challenges of Linda Aronson’s play brilliantly.

Well-thumbed and highlighted scripts are being clutched in anxious hands as the ladies learn their parts; not easy with 15 roles for 15 very different characters and lots of punchy and poignant dialogue to commit to memory.

As the scenery is still under construction, the rehearsal room is awash with odd boxes, tables and chairs, representing the interior of the factory. Ladies will often be found popping up in the middle of the (invisible) oven to say their piece!

Maestro Ron Sudden, aka Father Mulcahey, is fine-tuning the ladies in their magnificent harmonies as they belt out some well-loved WW2 classics – some rousing, some bitter-sweet.

QLTG invite you to come and sample their batch of Dinkum Assorted biscuits; there really is something for everyone’s tastes.

Oh, and did we mention the goat?

Dinkum Assorted
by Linda Aronson

October 12th, 13th, 14th,18th, 19th & 20th
Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall


or visit
Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre
55 Hesse St Queenscliff
Ph: 03 5258 4843

Emma Jones (Joan), Ally Miller (Glad) and Jenn Stirk (Millie)

Petrina Dakin (Connie), Nicole Hickman (Little Beat) and Carol Fogg (Grace)

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