Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Golden Oldies Prove More Reliable

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Golden Oldies Prove More Reliable

Article excerpt

Byline: John Burls

REVERSING the aging process is in the same league as finding a Yowie, getting the trains to run on time or getting everyone to pronounce February with two "r's" in it.

The betting is long odds-on against.

However, The Lind came close by chucking out this month's scheduled production Act Your Age -- a romp designed for elderly performers -- and substituting the teen-themed Hating Alison Ashley, thereby, but not quite, exchanging panty-liners for nappies.

There's long been a thought that Coast theatre doesn't do enough to attract young audiences (the bulk of shows being aimed squarely at "mature" theatregoers).

So here was something decidedly tailored for the Clearasil brigade.

But they were notable, in the main, by their absence on the opening weekend when a mostly "mature-aged" audience chortled the time away.

To be fair, on Friday night The Lind staged a special free preview for students studying Hating Alison Ashley as part of their curriculum and an enthusiastic bunch from Sunshine Beach State High duly rocked up and, I'm told, thoroughly enjoyed the theatre experience. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.