By Margaret Sheard…….
I went along to the dress rehearsal by the Kyrenia Amateur Dramatic Society (KADS) of the repeat performance of the situation comedy “The Older They Get” which will be performed at the Pia Bella Hotel in Girne on Thursday and Friday 29th and 30th September.
Having seen the previous version of this comedy I was very surprised at how fresh the performance came over even though the dialogue was virtually the same but this was due to an almost completely new cast so the interpretation and presentation made it very different and extremely funny. The new cast is Nicky Montgomery, Beverley Westbrook, Don Attwood and Stephen Everett, Edward Harrison and the one original performer is Deborah Bahadır.
Briefly, so as not to spoil the plot for those who will be attending the new performance, the comedy is about 4 residents of St Kads, Elsie, Marjorie, Larry and Reg and their various conversations during which Marjorie gets the wrong end of the stick most of the time. The acts are at different times of the day and include a “Magical Mystery Tour” for the residents and their nurse. The dialogue throughout, which was written by Phil Lucock, is very amusing and entertaining.
This was a dress rehearsal so apart from myself, to record the occasion, and Nicky Montgomery’s mother there was no-one else there and no audience but June Lucock was there to make sure everyone was word perfect, which they were. There are a couple of additional features which have been added to the performance – introduction music to each of the acts and a narration for each act by Caroline Attwood.
The evening’s entertainment will be 60TL per person which includes a 3-course meal and of course the KADS comedy performance. Those people who will be attending should arrive by 6.30pm as the show will start at 7pm.
Invitations can be obtained from the Food Lodge in Catalkoy or for further information telephone 0533 848 5313.
If you have already seen “The Older They Get” it is well worth seeing again but if you have not I would recommend a really good evening of entertainment from KADS.
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