The cast performing in the Dunkeld community's version of Kate's Wedding, based on the works of Steele Rudd.
The cast performing in the Dunkeld community's version of Kate's Wedding, based on the works of Steele Rudd. Joy Foott

Magic of Steele Rudd comes to Dunkeld

THE Dunkeld community is bringing the magic of the stage to the Maranoa in a rendition of Steele Rudd's On Our Selection.

Play director and community member Joy Foott said the idea to put on a theatre-restaurant event as a fundraiser came out of a desire to the use the Dunkeld Community Golf Club a bit more.

"One of the men, in a passing comment, said wouldn't it be great to do a theatre restaurant.

"It's been hard in the last few years to have something like this, but because the drought's easing, it's fun to use the club a little bit more,” Ms Foott said.

Steele Rudd, real name Arthur Hoey Davis, was a prolific novelist and writer during the early 20th century, with much of his work based on Australian humour and wordplay.

A dozen community members will bring his characters to life, in a play called Kate's Wedding, helped by funding from the Maranoa Regional Council for set designs.

Ms Foott said she had been impressed by the enthusiasm from the cast, especially those who never acted before.

"It's something completely different. It's lovely for our community to offer something like this, to be entertained by home-grown people,” she said,

"The (cast) are just fantastic. Very few of them have done any acting, and it's such fun to work with them.

"It's got a lovely community and people are getting excited about it,” Ms Foott said.

The play will run on October 14-15, at the Dunkeld Community Golf Club, with a family night on October 11, without the dinner.

The show starts at 7pm each night.


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