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Once a Catholic at the Lind

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by Aunty Joy (subscribe)
I live in Nambour in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
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Lind Lane Theatre group is a busy one, usually producing five plays per year. The program is carefully curated to ensure a good balance of comedy, drama and classics, plus the occasional musical.

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The cast of Once a Catholic

To follow the sellout success of true-life drama The Revlon Girl, the theatre has chosen a change of pace with classic comedy Once a Catholic written by Mary O'Malley, a play set in 1957 in London at an all-girls School run by nuns.

It's hard to imagine in a world of the Internet and social media, but in 1957 there were none of the means girls rely upon to learn the facts of life. It was not an easy journey because although girls were told some information none of it was explained. Very few people even had a TV.

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Clowning around at school

In this play, we follow three girls in their last year of school as they try to understand all the things expected of them in the years to come.

"How about a kiss?"

The explanations given to them are even less useful than most, being delivered by three very strict nuns, who in this production are played by seasoned comedy actors Yvie Somerville, Lea-Anne Grevett and Victoria McGuin.

Nothing like a wee dram after a busy day

Also adding to the humour is Matthew Taverner playing Father Malarky a priest who is always in a hurry to get to the off licence and drinks just a little too much. A lively group of fresh, talented young actors rounds out the cast.

Director Judith Boyd is delighted to be finally bringing this production to audiences. "This is our 'third time lucky' attempt after our hold ups with Covid. The production is finally here, and audiences are in for a comedic treat," she says. Judith loves to bring laughter and fun to the stage Lind audiences may remember her recent delightful comic turn as Edith the maid in Blithe Spirit.

Ah...fond memories of Sister Basil

Audiences are warned there is some coarse language in the play.
Once a Catholic plays from May 27 to June 4.
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For more information, check or phone 1300 732 764.

All photos by Greals
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Why? Hilarious classic theatre
When: May - June 2022
Phone: 1300 732 764
Where: Lind Theatre, 16 Mitchell St, Nambour
Cost: $20 - $25
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