Yesterday’s official opening of Murwillumbah Theatre Company’s new premises at 23/9 Kite Cres, South Murwillumbah, was a great success.
MTC’s patron, Margot Anthony, performed the Official Opening, cutting a red ribbon across the door and cutting the cake, iced with the MTC logo.
Current President, Bryanne Jardine, opened proceedings and then handed the microphone to Dianne Robinson, previous President, who was instrumental in getting the project of a permanent theatre company home up and running.
The event was attended by Janelle Saffin, MP for Lismore, Max Boyd, former long-term Mayor of Tweed and his wife Marguerite, Tweed Councillors Meredith Dennis and Nola Firth and Larry Anthony, former federal MP. A wide range of present and former MTC committee members and people with various connections with the company, such as performers, crew, , costume and set makers as well as audience from the many plays Murwillumbah Theatre Company has produced, all enjoyed socialising together.
Much discussion centred around memories of past plays, moments on stage and characters played, evoked by the framed posters of former MTC plays and photo albums, some going back to the 1970’s!