The Kiama Matinee Theatre has been established to provide day-time, low-cost theatrical entertainment that will also raise funds for local charities. It plans to provide the community with three shows a year and is the brain-child of local playwright Ken Methold and actor/director Veronica Dzelde as Artistic Director.
The Kiama Matinee Theatre’s first play is an hilarious piece of nonsense inspired by the favourite TV shows Downtown Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, Midsummer Murders, the Miss Marple stories and Country House Rescue. Entitled, Murder Upstairs Downstairs at Upton Priory the play is a riot from start to finish.
All proceeds from the four performances will go to the Kiama Lions Club’s Community Carers Respite Cottage in Shoalhaven Street.
Sponsored by Kiama Lions Club, the venture is assured of wide community support.
Performances will all be at the Kiama Uniting Church Hall, 46 Manning Street on Wednesday 14th March (2.30 pm and 6.00), Thursday 15th March (2.30 pm) and Friday 16th March (2.30 pm). The play lasts for one hour after which free refreshments will be served.
Bookings are essential. All tickets can be bought from Jennie’s Book Nook (42323344) in the Central Arcade, Terralong Street. Tickets are $20 each or $15 each for groups of 10 or more.
As this is a fund-raiser for a local charity, there are no concessions.
This theatre project, organised to support local charities, can raise $20,000 or more a year for them if it receives good community support. The special price for groups is intended to encourage the support of social and sports clubs.