Monday, May 16, 2011

As You Like it....Yes I Do ~ New Farm Nash Theatre

 This is my apothecarist (pharmacist) John. By day he is, as pictured, a serious and hard working man helping the people of East Brisbane and the surrounding suburbs to keep their families healthy....but
 by night he transforms as he walks the boards as one of the stars of the New Farm Nash Theatre Company. Yes this is the same man!! Here he is playing the role of Le Beau, in the companies' current production of Shakespeare's "As you Like it".

 I admire amateur theatrics so much. The cast and crew give so much of themselves and their time for no other reward then the pleasure they receive in doing so and the pleasure they give to their audiences.  Nan and I have had the joy of seeing several of the Nash Theatre's productions and we always love them. We particularly like seeing the many regular players transform themselves in the different roles they play from production to production.
 The current production is directed by June A Balfour and Nigel Munro-Wallis. They have moved the setting of the play to Brisbane City and country  surrounds and it works so well. All the individual performances were fantastic and it was particularly well cast I thought.
You are not too late to see it there is performances on May 20, 21,26, 27,28 at 7.30 pm and a 2pm Matinee on May 22.
The Brunswick Room
Methyr Road Uniting Church
52 Merthyr Road, New Farm
Adults: $20 Concession: $15 School Students: $12.
Phone 3379 4775 or nashtheatre4@bigpond.com

9 comments:

  1. Oh fantastic plug Katherine! Don't you love it when you find out how interesting the people you know really are? We love a bit of amateur theatre around here. xx

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  2. I love stuff like this, when VB is a bit older I'll be able to get out and see more theatre like I used to years ago! BTW I got a van today (YESSSS!!!!) so let me know when you're going to be listing again.xx.

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  3. Sounds like a blast!! and just what I need an apothecarist!!! in fact he looks a bit familiar! maybe one of those faces.. Some people are just so talented...

    Thanks for the re-birthday wishes.. still a bit under the weather but plodding along. ... Have a great week... ciao xxx Julie

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  4. Love this post! It just goes to show that everybody really does have a story. x

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  5. I used to go to see plays a lot when I was much younger! I used to love it! It's quite exciting.

    Your chemist shot made me laugh! Nothing like a ham!

    You're so wonderful at supporting people in Brisbane! Hip Hooray!

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  6. That sounds like a fun night out! X

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  7. What a transformation, and what a job to moonlight as! I miss going to the theatre my mother used to take me a lot when I was growing up. Michelle

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  8. that looks like an evening of fun!

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