STORYTIME: Actors take on Brother’s Grimm challenge
ONCE upon a time there was a bunch of actors who decided they could squeeze as many fairytales into one show.
It is story time at the Nanango Theatre Company as they present their Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon production from next week.
Director Ben Richardson said the comedic show dared to try to bring all of the original stories together as they were originally written.
“We all know the Brother’s Grimm Fairytales, or do we?” he said.
Narrators will guide the audience through as the remaining seven actors ensure ‘every expense has been spared’ to tell the story.
“The action is fast and frenetic as just a handful of actors, aged 14 to 81, seek to bring over 50 characters to life in this entertaining comedy,” Mr Richardson said.
The show features a range of actors including high school students, first-time actors and veteran performers who have been with the company for decades.
The witty production, written by Don Zolidis, will have the audience laughing.
“The jokes come in thick and fast,” Mr Richardson said.
“We’ve had a lot of fun getting it ready, so we know it’ll be fun on the night.”
The actors have even added their own flair to the show.
“We’ve had the chance to be innovative and creative, because it’s all for fun, the more you add in the better,” he said.
The show, featuring many beloved characters, will be family friendly.
“We read the script and thought it was something younger people might like to come to,” he said.
However, the show does have a PG rating.
“The original stories are a little bit more raw than the Disney versions,” Mr Richardson said.
Performances will be at 7pm on November 29 and December 6 and 7.
A matinee show will be held on November 30 at 2.30pm.
Performances will be at the Nanango Theatre House, cnr Elk St and George St, Nanango.
Tickets will be available from the Nanango Information Centre through calling 4189 9446.
“The company’s last play, Black Coffee, sold out so you should book your tickets soon if you don’t want to miss out,” Mr Richardson said.