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King Arthur and the French Taunter

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PHOTO COURTESY JOHN DUMBLE

Colin Donnelly – the French Taunter, and Tim the ghostly Enchanter

After 20 years fooling the military in to thinking he was a soldier, acting was a natural progression.

Colin first appeared on Coolum’s stage in “Annie Get your Gun”, 2004. Other shows at Coolum have been “A Message for Magda”, “The Great Pretenders” (one and two), HMS Pinafore, and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” – in his gold underwear as Rocky. Having spent about six years in Sydney working as a professional actor and extra, he moved back to the Coast a few years ago.

He’s been listening to, and watching Monty Python, since he was nineteen, so he’s excited to be involved in this special brand of silliness with yet another fabulous cast and crew at Coolum.

Raffle prizes galore – thanks to our sponsors

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There are dining vouchers at Coolum Surf Club’s award winning Restaurant, a Seafood Cruise for 2 with Mooloolaba Coastal Cruises and a Gourmet Hamper from D’licious being raffled during the shows.  Tickets $2 each or 3 for $5, with the chance of winning a Sharp Microwave Oven, too!  Further details at each show.

King Arthur and his Knights

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Photo courtesy John Dumble

Sheila Oliver – Sir Bedivere

THE SECRET STORY OF CINDERELLA AND HER FABULOUSLY FASHIONABLE FOOT WEAR [Harvest Rain] at QPAC in 2010 was Sheila’s first production after a 25 year hiatus.  She played the Queen, Prince Charming’s rather dotty mother!

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK [Brisbane Arts] directed by Carol Burns followed.

In July 2016 Agatha Christie called so a brief interlude in Melbourne ensued! AND THEN THERE WERE NONE [Malvern Theatre Company]

ALICE IN WONDERLAND [Little Seed & Coolum Theatre], CINDERELLA [Noosa Arts], NIGHT MUST FALL & DECKCHAIRS [BATS] are just the beginning of theatrical life on the coast for this old chook!

 

 

Win Spamalot tickets and a D’licious hamper

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King Arthur (Sean McDermott)

PHOTO COURTESY JOHN DUMBLE

My Weekly Preview, together with Coolum Theatre Players, is giving one reader the chance to win a double pass to Spamalot the musical on Friday 24th November, plus this D’licious Gourmet Hamper, “a taste of the Sunshine Coast”, generously donated.

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Be sure to pick up your free copy of the 27th October edition.  To enter, visit myweeklypreview.com.au and click on the win tab.  Full terms and conditions are also available online.

Sir Lancelot and Sir Robin

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Liam Linane – Sir Lancelot

Liam has never performed on stage before but is truly relishing the chance to be able to get up and shine like the brilliant sun beam his mother always told him he was! Originally from Ballarat where he did all his schooling, Liam only moved to Coolum in February.  Seeing the Spamalot sign at the Coolum Bowls Club he decided to give auditions a shot.  The rest is history;  rise, Sir Lancelot.

 

Jesse Hana Ellison – Sir Robin the Brave (the not so brave at all!)

After completing years of study in dance, musical theatre, stand up comedy, stage and screen acting;  Jesse’s dream came true.  She was being paid to perform in pantomimes, comedies and musicals in and around Brisbane.  In 2008 she decided life wasn’t all about money, and she needed a sea change, so she moved to the Sunny Coast to be closer to her family.  Since joining her CTP family in 2009, she’s performed in “Cinderella”, “The Young Ones”, “Flying Feathers”, “The Great Pretenders Encore”, “Urinetown”, “Adrift in Macao”, “Sweet Charity”, “Stiff”, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, and most recently “Sylvia” a canine comedy. She has very bravely taken on the role of Sir Robin, the not so brave, and hopes you enjoy all the singin’, dancin’ & actin’, which happens (often, all at the same time)!