March 17, 2013
The Nanango Theatre Company has begun rehearsing its first production for 2014 … and they say it will be a side-splitter.
They’ll be debuting the British comedy “First Things First” in mid-May with supper nights on May 23, 24 and 30 followed by a wine and cheese night on May 31.
The play is the NTC’s first production since their hugely popular theatre restaurant show “Jest Call Me Cowboy”, which played to packed houses at the Wondai, Kingaroy and Nanango RSL clubs in November and December last year.
The new comedy is about two friends Pete and George who are so close that George has been best man at both of Pete’s weddings.
Pete – now happily married to Sarah – is appalled when news arrives that his first wife Jessica wasn’t killed in a climbing accident as had been thought, but is still alive and keen to resume their marriage.
This unexpected discovery leads to a series of hilarious situations as both men try to find a way out of this desperate plight without upsetting either of Pete’s wives or his second wife’s powerful mother.
“First Things First” was written by playwright and actor Derek Benfield, who wrote more than 30 plays while appearing in many roles in popular TV shows like Coronation Street, Rumpole of the Bailey, Breakaway and First of the Summer Wine.
The show is being produced by NTC President Lynda Archdall.