Reviewed by Alan Shepley
For their latest offering TTP has chosen a very clever and entertaining script. That, together with a competent and well chosen cast, made for an entertaining opening night. Indeed this is one of the best productions I have seen at the intimate Tea Tree Players theatre.
Director Theresa Dolman has realised a slick, well paced piece within a bright and practical box set that both delighted and amused the first night audience.
Each cast member contributed to the cohesion and continuity of the play and I heartily congratulate them all.
The three female principals Tina Hall, Stacey Murray and Stacey Webb were most professional with regards to stage presence, diction and projected character portrayal. Well done!
As an author with “writer’s block” Reece Attwood maintained concentration and character throughout. His presence on stage was both pivotal to plot and relevant to all the other cast members. A solid performance.
Damon Hill as the quintessential butler demonstrated excellent timing and had his audience onside accordingly.
Ainsley Goulding, Susie Daniels and Tom Gaffney are all to be commended for their contribution within such a strong cast. I am sure we will see them again.
And Nick Hargreaves was quite “despicable” as the lawyer, as the program blurb preordained!
Tea Tree Players provide a constant and generous stream of theatrical offerings to their well deserved credit. It’s great to see that so many loyal followers support and obviously appreciate community theatre in the north eastern suburbs.
Congratulations to president Theresa Dolman and her vibrant committee.