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Catch it while you can! – Wanganui Midweek Review

Repertory’s latest production, Summer Wonderland opened to an appreciative audience on Friday night and all the hard work over the past eight weeks has certainly paid off.

The costumes, props and set all came together nicely and the cast were on very good form, delivering an entertaining performance of this funny Australian play.

Phil Hudson and Mike Pyefinch worked particularly well together as father and son Bob and Foster Jones, and Kathy Rookes provided some great comic moments as the social climbing, career-obsessed Marti Hall. Her daughter Demoiselle (played by Repertory newcomer Jordan Wills) was suitably endearing and soft-centred Eugene (played by Ivan Siemonek) worked very well, particularly in the fraught exchanges with his new mailorder bride, the feisty Svetlana (Polly Pyefinch).

Some of the best comic moments of the evening were provided by the arrival of the menacing Gustav (Dominic Burrell), the batty Mrs Leopold (Lynn Taylor) and the enigmatic King Ludwig (Max Restieaux).

Summer Wonderland runs until Saturday, November 24, playing nightly at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at $23 (with concessions available) and this includes complimentary tea/ coffee in the interval and a programme.

Tickets are available at the Royal Wanganui Opera House 06 349 0511 or visit www.wanganuirepertorytheatre.co.nz. Tickets can also be purchased at the door (subject to availability).

More about this next week, but we’re already planning our next production, The Beverly Hillbillies directed by Glenn Cameron, which will play in early March next year.

Based on the popular television series of the same name, this fun-packed stage show needs a sizeable cast (12 women and nine men), so if you’ve ever fancied the idea of ‘‘treading the boards’’ at Rep, now’s the time to do it. Auditions will be held on December 8 and 9.