Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Nanny Goat Takes to Stage A[euro]" Fair Dinkum

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Nanny Goat Takes to Stage A[euro]" Fair Dinkum

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Byline: Perigueux

MANY years ago I played the part of General Bullmoose in the comic musical Li'l Abner, which has a part for a piglet.

Unfortunately, it was a asquirtya piglet (if you get my meaning) and, after it had done the dirty deed down the front of its minder's blouse, it was encased in a nappy for the remainder of the run (so to speak).

The cry went up a aNever work with animals on stagea .

The musical Into the Woods solved the problem with a carved wooden cow complete with handle.

However these warnings have been ignored by Z-PAC's latest thespian team.

Having a cast of 13 females in their latest epic, the semi-musical Australian play Dinkum Assorted (a gathering of skirts as it were), director Judith La Forest engaged the services of a nanny goa, named Rita.

I'm assured by all concerned Rita is gorgeous, well behaved, a member of Brisbane Ladies Equity Animal Thespians (BLEAT) and, more importantly, politically correct in the waste disposal department with no handle. …

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