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Come Back for Light Refreshments After the Service

October 7, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Come Back For Light Refreshments after the Service is written by local Hills writer and performer, Julie Day. It is a touching, humorous, charming and very real observed study of the attitudes, expectation and aspirations of four generations of woman.
Beth nursed her Alzheimer’s stricken father for five years. He has now passed away and Beth plans to sell the house and go back-packing. Her plans are met with a variety of opinions from disapproval to delight. As in reality, the theatre of life unfolds, problems are shared, truth is told and laughter unites as these 4 woman work together and chat in the kitchen preparing “light refreshments” for the guests after the service. Real sandwiches, cakes, scones and tea are served to the audience as they become the mourners visiting after the funeral.
This play about relationships and understanding, the role and value of the carers in our society and the camaraderie of women garnered rave reviews and a Fringe Award for excellence at the Edinburgh Festival.
Red Cast
Beth – Megan Connelly
Rev. James Healey – Graeme Taylor
Enid – Marg Gemmell
Pat – Annnette O’Shea
Vanessa – Jasmine O’Shea
A Singer – Carol McCoy and Jac Soprano?
Blue Cast
Beth – Chelsea Dynan
Rev. James Healey – Graeme Taylor
Enid – Kate Deavin
Pat – Annette O’Shea
Vanessa – Catia
A Singer – Carol McCoy and Jac Soprano
Friday 7th October 8pm – Red Cast
Sat 8th October – 3pm, – Red Cast
Sat 8th October 8pm – Blue Cast
Sunday Matinee 9th October 3pm – Blue Cast
Friday 14th October, 8pm – Red Cast
Sat 15th October, 3pm Blue Cast
Sat 15th October 8pm Blue Cast
Sunday matinee 16th 3pm October – Red Cast
Friday 21st October 8pm, Blue Cast
Sat 22nd October 3pm – Red Cast
Sat 22nd October,8pm – Red Cast
Sunday Matinee 3pm 23rd October – Blue Cast


October 7, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Gemco Players
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19 Kilvington Drive
Emerald, Victoria 3782 Australia
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