The Huddersfield Thespians’ new season kicks off with Ladies Down Under, opening on Tuesday 9 October at the Lawrence Batley Theatre and running until 13 October.
Ladies down Under follows on from Ladies Day, which the Thespians performed last year. But it is a stand-alone play, and audiences don’t need to have seen Ladies Day to understand and appreciate it.
Using some of the money that they won at York Races in Ladies Day, the women embark on an adventure Down Under, learning plenty about themselves along the way. The play is both funny and poignant, and the cast do a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life. Most of the cast is the same as for Ladies Day, with the addition of four characters. It is a lot of fun to work on!
I so enjoyed working with the girls the first time round, and since that experience we have all become firm friends. I think the friendship shines through and enhances their performance. There are four new cast members too, which is great.