Dunsborough Theatre Group is back in action with a reinvigorating season revival

Breanna RedheadBusselton Dunsborough Times
Dan Anderson, Bill McPherson, Trudi Van Geffen, Trish Mothersloe, Carolyn Forte and Mark Robertson in Alright on the Night.
Camera IconDan Anderson, Bill McPherson, Trudi Van Geffen, Trish Mothersloe, Carolyn Forte and Mark Robertson in Alright on the Night. Credit: supplied

Three’s a crowd at Dunsborough Theatre Group, which is set to ring in their 2022 season with a trio of one-act plays.

Audiences will be treated to three diverse performances featuring some familiar faces from both the Busselton and Dunsborough theatre scenes at the Old Dunsborough Hall over the first weekend of February.

The group wants to reinvent and rejuvenate itself and is putting on two popular shows from last year’s program, as well as an all-new comedy.

Dunsborogh Theatre group secretary Tricia Mothersloe was looking forward to sharing live theatre with audiences.

“Two plays that were staged in Busselton were of such high standard that we felt a repeat showing for Dunsborough audiences was merited,” she said.

“The Dunsborough Theatre Group is really reinventing itself this year and this will be a good opportunity to catch what you may have missed last year or see a whole variety in one night.”

Perth local Peter Flanagan’s ‘The Man Next Door’ is a comedy to ease audiences into the night and follows two sisters and the mysterious goings on of their strange neighbour.

Showcasing Jane Francis in her directorial debut, the show features a cast of four and will charm audiences with its wit and character.

Things will then change pace with the emotional and intense ‘Tragic Days’ by Susan Glaspell.

Adapted from Glaspell’s 1916 American classic ‘Trifles’, the DTG has breathed new life into the play with a unique Australian twist.

The show will follow the murder of an irascible farmer, with his long-suffering wife serving as the chief suspect.

Director Rhonda Bartlett has pulled from her personal farming roots, choosing to set the show in NSW’s Blue Mountains in the 1950s to help portray the key themes of sisterhood and the loneliness of such rural environments.

The evening will then round out with a revival of the popular ‘Alright on the Night’ written by Robin Wilson.

A rollicking farce set in an English village where the Downcot Players are holding a dress rehearsal for their upcoming production, nothing goes smoothly for the motley cast of amateur actors as mishap follows mishap and one of the cast is arrested by the local constabulary.

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