stage from 1-22 February with Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls by Philip Dean.
Directed by Michelle Watkins, this 'play-with-music' is set in far outback Queensland in the '60s, as an unlikely friendship forms between two women of wildly different temperaments.
Vicki (Francesca Spear) is a submissive housewife and conforming Catholic, forever waiting for her husband to come home. Rae (Becky Morgan) is a brash and hard-living barmaid, abandoned on the roadside by her rodeo-riding husband of eight weeks. Together they tackle their way through the sixties towards independence and their dreams.
Says Director Michelle Watkins, ‘The supremely talented Becky Morgan and Frankie Spear have embraced their characters and through the dialogue and music, brought the friendship of Rae and Vicki to life.’
Supporting the drama is a fantastic live band, including Lawrie Esmond (guitar), George Pulley (banjo and keyboard) and Jordan Ferrigno (drums). The production features the songs of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash and June Carter.
Enjoy songs such as I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Your Cheatin’ Heart, Crazy, Jackson and Walking After Midnight. Watkins says ‘Lawrie, George and Jordan are three gifted multi-instrumentalists who will have the audiences tapping their toes, slapping their thighs and wanting more.’
This is a strong piece of theatre from a talented team with plenty of laughs and heartfelt moments. Don't miss it.
VENUE: Gold Coast Little Theatre, 21A Scarborough Street, Southport DATES: 1-22 February (Fridays & Saturdays 7.30pm, Sunday matinees 2pm) PRICES: Adult $30, Concession $25, Subscriber $24, Group 6+ $24 ea, Group 10+ $23 ea, Member $22, Under 20 yrs $20, Under 12 yrs $15 BOOKINGS: www.gclt.com.au or 5532 2096