LIVING LARGE: Valley Performers in full rehearsals.
LIVING LARGE: Valley Performers in full rehearsals.

Love and laughter

KNOWN for writing comedies with strong roles for women, Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, collectively known as Jones Hope Wooten, are the writers of the TV hit series the Golden Girls.

Written with the same wit and laugh-out-loud style comedy, The Hallelujah Girls is the latest undertaking by the Valley Performers, a subgroup of Bowraville Arts Council, Inc.

It’s set in the small country town of Wattle Flat when the sudden death of a dear friend changes the direction of a group of girlfriends who then vow to change their lives and achieve their dreams.

The lead character, Lee Thompkins decides to reach for her elusive star by converting an old church into a day spa. Spa Dee Dah is born and the fun begins thanks to Lee’s closest friends Carlene, Nita, Mavis and Crystal. The comic tension mounts when Lee’s old high school boyfriend, Bob, shows up and Bunny, Lee’s life-long treacherous rival, vows to steal the building from her.

This play reminds us of the importance of good friends, and not taking life so seriously that we forget to laugh and love.

See it at Nambucca Community & Arts Centre on the last two weekends in August with two Friday night performances at 7.30pm, and matinees on the two Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets at www.tic- kethost.com.au or at door.



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