Feathers to Fly on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Flying Feathers, a risqué farce written by Derek Benfield and directed by the Sunshine Coast’s award winning Nancy Kinmond, will be presented Coolum Theatre Players on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from March 23.
It is set in England at the country house of Bernard who has gone to live in a religious community in Scotland. In his absence, a new housekeeper has used her initiative in a creative way, resulting in hilarious confusion when Bernard’s brother Henry, a Chief Constable, arrives unannounced with his sister Sarah.
Director Nancy Kinmond started out in theatre in 1938 as a dancer in Britain. Arriving in Australia in 1958, she was involved Morwell Light Opera Company in Victoria, performing in Gilbert and Sullivan, continuing to perform in musoicals when she moved to Shepparton in 1962. She is a life member of Shepparton Arts Theatre Group, where she began directing in the 1970s.
Moving to the Sunshine Coast in 1999, Nancy has continud directing musicals and plays including The King and I, Steel Magnolias, Hotel Sorrento and Money and Friends. She received a Star Award for Best Director for Nambour Lind Lane’s Mack and Mabel in 2006. Most recently she directed Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap for BATS (Buderim).
The cast Flying Feathers features Shaun Bennett, who plays the dual role of Henry Potterton and his twin brother Bernard, Tania Nash as Nora Winthrop – the housekeeper, Dennis Coleman as Mr Tunnicliffe, the solicitor, Richard Kent is Roger Featherstone a “visitor”, Carla Edgar takes on the role of Sarah Potterton the sister.
Pictured are Jesse Hana Ellison, Claire Sawyer, Chris McMahon and Kathryn Rose as the “girls”- Polly, Sally, Jackie and Debbie respectively.
March 23, 24, 30 & 31 MARCH AT 7.30PM, March 25 and April 1 at 2PM at Coolum Civic Centre, Park Street.
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