Roald Dahl tale comes alive on Murwillumbah stage
FARRANTS Hill mother-and-daughter team Jacqui and Bonnie Harris have never been in a Murwillumbah Theatre Company production.
Jacqui Harris was involved in theatre production before becoming a mother.
This year, she jumped at the chance to play a part in a stage production of Roald Dahl’s children’s classic The BFG (Big Friendly Giant).
“I actually had my name down to audition... and she (Bonnie) said ‘I’d like to audition too’,” Ms Harris said.
“She ended up getting the lead role, which was exciting and a bit of a shock for me.”
Ms Harris said she was a big fan of Dahl’s tales.
She said it was “wonderful” being a involved with the production.
“It’s been great to just be involved in the whole thing and watching it unfold,” she said.
Ms Harris said Bonnie had easily remembered her lines, much to the dismay of director Colin Elliot.
“This is one of the things about kids that’s really annoying,” Elliot said with a laugh.
“The rest of us have to struggle and repeat and repeat.”
He had high hopes for the show, after adding a third session for schools in response to popular demand.
The BFG will be staged at Murwillumbah Civic Centre on Saturday, October 17 and 24 at 5.30pm, Saturday October 31 at 7.30pm and Sunday October 18, 25 and November 1 at 2pm.