Reviewed by Jacqui Wall
If you are getting worn down by the day to day drudgery or you are over the unpredictable weather at the moment, I strongly suggest you get along to Kindly Keep It Covered. It will definitely brighten your day.
Jo Allenby as director has assembled some of the best comic performers in Adelaide. This offering had the audience in raucous laughter from the very first curtain. Brendan Cooney as Roland Dickerby showed yet again his comic timing prowess including his innate ability to work impromptu when lights mysterious go out. Michelle Hutchinson as Julie his wife worked extremely well with Brendan and they were a good foil for one another. Damon Hill will never let anyone down and coupled with Theresa Dolman as Vanessa Harbinger, make Adelaide’s best sober drunks around. Stacey Webb worked well as Olivia De Vere, the dreaded Mother-In-Law. I think a lot of the male audience members were somewhat relieved with their own choices. Sean Venning as Sidney Floyd Pucker was the stand-out for me. His exceedingly bad French accent was an absolute riot and his ability to change his diction depending on who was in the room at the time was mind boggling. Lisa Wilton performed well as the Police Sergeant and hopefully will continue to divide her time between the stage and imparting her knowledge and stagecraft to the youth at Tea Tree Players.
As always with Tea Tree Players, the set and lighting were amazing and the attention to detail was exact. Mention must be made of Archie, the ‘wee’ little man. The first time he appeared in all his trickling glory, I thought the show might have to be held over for a ‘wee’ break of it’s own.