Reviewed by Jacqui Wall
*Please note this review appears late due to an email glitch which prevented it from being published*
Community Theatre is alive and well at Mt Pleasant. I am extremely sad to say this was the first time I had attended a TOTTS performance and it can only be to my detriment. From the moment I walked in I was greeted like a long lost friend and made to feel most welcome. Tables rather than seating was the norm and once people started to arrive, in true country fashion, they all brought plates of supper which they were more than willing to share.
Director David Evans was successful in bringing together a fresh cast (for me anyway) who worked well together and left me with extreme mixed feelings ranging from total sympathy for Rex – Graham Todd, Emma – Kate Farrer and Dawn – Terene Chapman to giggles with Linda – Sue Hill and Carol – Meralyn Shaeffer, green eyed jealousy for Tracy – Miranda Miller (no-one should look that young and vibrant) to finally outright horror for Dot – Glynnis Burrows (if she was a work colleague of mine I think I would be looking for another job). As the show wound through to the second half and the flow of the Pea Pod Wine increased, so did the laughs.
Everything about the show had a wonderful community feel from the smiling ladies in the foyer to the young gentlemen who showed people to their seats. Audio, Set and lighting were totally appropriate for the style and I look forward to my next opportunity to attend a TOTTS production and be entertained.