Actors in Tweed play the Last Resort.
Actors in Tweed play the Last Resort.

Last resort has cast in stitches

ACTORS in the Tweed Theatre Company's Last Resort play are struggling to rehearse, because they just can't stop laughing.

Director Raelene Richards has revealed the cast of the play have been in stitches over the past seven weeks of rehearsal for the “hilarious” play by north Queenslander Judith Prior.

They will have to pull it to- gether by opening night on Octo- ber 16 when they perform at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre.

Mrs Richards said the experience of one of the characters sums up the title off the play.

“Her daughter takes her to respite care and says 'it is just like a resort', but she knows it is the last resort.”

“It takes place in an over-50s retirement village with a mix-and-match of characters ... and is about all the funny things that happen in this village.”

She said the village bus breaks down and it falls to the residents to raise money to purchase a new one, and hilarity ensues.

When asked what the audience should expect, Mrs Richards said: “They should expect a jolly good laugh”.

“I am laughing every night (during rehearsals) ... it is a hilarious play.”

The company is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and June Jones, the director of the company's inaugural play has returned to take a role in the Last Resort.

The Last Resort October 16, 17, 23 and 24 with afternoon matinees on October 18 and 25 from 3pm.



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