On Friday night, Two Straws rolled out the “green carpet” and welcomed friends, family, theatre boffins, comedy elite and, of course, some cricket icons.
After a strong preview performance, our cast were ready for the world premiere of The Pavilion. As audience members entered the theatre, wafts of Deep Heat, the suburban park soundscape and grass underfoot took them into the world of the Glendale Cricket Club. And when they emerged 90 minutes later the room was full of smiling and entertained faces.
Joining us for Opening Night, there was a large contingent from Cricket Australia, along with comedian/radio personalities Andy Lee and Ryan Shelton, sports writer Tony Wilson and Neighbours stars Scott Major and James Mason.
Also making an appearance were the talented Aussie cricketers, Peter Siddle and Clint McKay. The guys made a big impact with The Pavilion Promo Skits, but were there on Friday to see what the play they had “auditioned” for was actually about.
And we were honoured to have cricket icon Greg Chappell along as well. As someone who would have seen many cricket clubs in his day, we were thrilled that he was impressed.
“I enjoyed ‘The Pavilion’. It was clever, funny and true to many of the cricket clubs with which I have been associated. I wish them well with their season.”
A huge thanks to Ed Dixon Food Design for providing the delicious spread pre-show and at interval. From all reports the Glendale C.C. inspired chicken sandwiches and scones were a huge hit.
With three shows under our belt, we’re now looking forward to a cracking week of performances. If you haven’t got your tickets yet, book now!
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