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A doggone good time at the Lind's fun play
Naomi Clasohm, Mathew Taverner and Angela Braby, in Sylvia. Photo supplied
Audiences are in for a howlin' good time with AR Gurney's famous and beloved comedy, Sylvia. Director Judith Boyd, who has brought such comedy greats as Calendar Girls and Wife After Death to the Lind, has assembled a talented cast of Lind favourites and new faces for this production.
Candido Minniti and Angela Braby. Photo supplied
The story: Greg and Kate have moved to Brisbane after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities.
Greg brings home a dog he found in the park - or that has found him - bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.
She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection.
After a series of hilarious complications, Greg, Kate and Sylvia all learn the importance of compromise and the power of love.
Naomi Naomi Clasohm in great comedy form as Sylvia the dog. Photo supplied
Regulars know that the Lind provides a great social occasion, with the bar open before the show and at interval offering a great choice of cold and hot beverage options.
Book early or be left scratching at the door to be let into this popular show!