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January 2017

“Sylvia” on Australia Day in Tickle Park

By | Sylvia

It was simply a glorious Australia Day in Coolum, with Tickle Park abuzz with people and entertainment.  In fact every man and his dog were there and our “Sylvia” joined in the children’s games playfully.  What a great opportunity to promote our show to a captive, dog-loving audience.

These photos are courtesy of John Sheridan

LOST – a lab/poodle by the name of “Sylvia”

By | Sylvia

LOST – a lab/poodle by the name of “Sylvia”

FOUND – by Coolum Theatre Players’ director, Linda Gefken!

Linda has selected two of Coolum’s favourite talented actors, last seen together in “Sweet Charity” – Jesse Hana Ellison to play Sylvia and Shaun Bennett to play Greg.  Alongside Kathryn Rose as Greg’s wife Kate,  Linda is also taking on the three smaller character roles of Tom, Phyllis and Leslie.

To bring you up to speed, Greg, a financial broker whose career is winding down, brings home a dog he found at Stumer’s Creek — or that has found him — bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age.

To Kate, a public—school English teacher with great opportunities to further her career, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog.

The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

This modern canine comedy about a marriage and a dog is sensitive and heart-warming.  And anyone who owns a family pet will truly enjoy Coolum Theatre Players interpretation and production of “Sylvia” by the esteemed Linda Gefken.

Join us for a social chat – Sun Feb 5th @ 11am

By | Events (not specifically a show)


We’d like to invite all of our theatre friends & family to join us for a social get together – there’s no specific agenda, just the opportunity to catch up over a cuppa (and piece of cake if your resolutions allow it).

We’ll be meeting at 11am on Sunday Feb 5th at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club, one of our wonderful sponsors.  And, in fact, we’ll be doing this on the first Sunday of every month.

There’s no need to RSVP or to book, just turn up and ask for the Coolum Theatre Players table.

In other theatre news, watch out for “Sylvia” tickets going on-sale soon and, if you’re looking to entertain the kids, our brilliant  panto director (Johanna Wallace) has put together a fabulous production of “Puss in Boots” at the J, Noosa.

All the best and we hope to see you there.

“Puss in Boots: The Panto,” at the J, Noosa

By | Other News

Johanna Wallace, friend of Coolum Theatre Players who directed that wonderful pantomime “Alice In Wonderland” for us in 2015, is back to work with CTP in 2017 directing another pantomime for the June/July school holidays, “Beauty and the Beast.”

In the meantime, Johanna opens, “Puss in Boots: The Panto,” at the J, Noosa January  12th at 11am and 13th at 11am and 6.30pm. Tickets via

This is suitable for adult and children and children can have their photos taken with their favourite actors in costume after the show.