Coffs Coast Advocate

Kids put on big top performance

IT'S just three days to opening night and Dorrigo's Gazette Theatre is jam-packed with school bags, uniforms, shoes and about 40 kids, aged between 4 and 14.

They are all part of Dorrigo Young Drama and right now are putting the final touches on their production of Don Dorrigo's Dream. According to co-director Dina Luciani, excitement levels are high.

“I found the play among theatre memorabilia of the late Ralda Nash,” Dina said.

“It contains lots of circus elements but also a message of caring for the Plateau. I thought that would be a good project to do with the kids.”

Long-time Dorrigo resident and author of the play, Fran Aylott, said she wrote the piece 20 years ago for a local festival.

“I'd completely forgotten about it - I'm delighted to see it come to life again,” she said.

“The kids have been having a wonderful time and working hard on their lines and their circus skills. The message in the play is simple - what we have, we have to take care of. It suits performers of all ages and is a lot of fun.”

Performances are November 16, 17, 18 and 21, 22, 23, all starting at 6pm. Bookings: 6657 1002.



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