2016 Nana’s Naughty Knickers

Nana’s Naughty Knickers

October 14 – 29, 2016

Nana’s Naughty Knickers

Our October 2016 production was the delightful comedy “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” by Katherine DeSavino. With Stage Direction by Eddie Bruce and Mel Hogan, this was definitely a show you can ‘bring your Nan to’ – or your Mum and Dad for that matter.

Set in New York, Bridget takes the opportunity to spend some time with her favourite Grandmother before heading off to University.  The visit introduces her to Tom, the local cop on the beat, and Nana’s dear, and very interesting, friend Vera.  As Bridget discovers and freely admits… being Nana’s roommate for the Summer is going to be an experience she’ll never forget.  It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the area!  Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested – or worse! – evicted?  If you like a good laugh, then come along to the Dural Soldiers’ Memorial Hall to find out how Bridget manages to cope with her Nana’s illegal sideline and the apartment block manager who is trying to evict her.

Following the success of “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum” in May, Dural Musical Society follows up with another comedy – this time a modern day look at how an enterprising old age pensioner and her best friend can cause havoc in the city of New York.  DMS regulars were pleased to see Linda Corbin and Judy Clarke playing Nana and her friend Vera, while “Forum “ patrons will have recognised Brooke Stephens as Bridget, Tom Oliver as the local policeman, and Millie Reid as the unexpected visitor.  Support roles were played by Eddie Bruce, Joshua Brown and Karen Smyth.

Cast:

Bridget Charles  Brooke Stephens
Sylvia Charles (Nana)  Linda Corbin
Vera Walters  Judy Clarke
Officer Tom O'Grady  Tom Oliver
Heather Van Pree  Millie Reid-Alvarez
Gil Schmidt  Eddie Bruce
Claire Schmidt  Karen Smyth
UPS Man/Voice  Joshua Brown

Production Team:

Directors  Eddie Bruce
 Mel Hogan
Stage Manager Daryl Osborne : Marvyn Lenders
Assistant Stage Managers Stephanie Quaglia : Isaak Koorey : Rebecca Dare
Lighting Manager/Design John Nawotka
Lighting Assistant Jayden Nawotka
Prompt Julie Bruce : Mel Hogan
Set Design Eddie Bruce : Daryl Osborne
Set Construction Eddie Bruce : Tom Oliver : Phil O'Connor
Daryl Osborne : Marvyn Lenders
Scenic Artists Cast and Friends of DMS
Nana's Paintings Linda Corbin
Costumes Judy Clarke : Julie Scargill
Properties Linda Corbin and Cast Members
Front of House Friends of DMS
Programme Karen Smyth : Scott Osborne
Marketing Julie Bruce : Andrew McLean
Publicity Julie Bruce and DMS Committee
Sponsorship Julie Bruce : Stephanie Quaglia
Ticketing John Nawotka
Photography David Schofield : Barry Clarke : Tim Scargill