FRANKSTON THEATRE GROUP HAS GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE By Andrea Louise Thomas A repertory company with a wellspring of talent, Frankston Theatre Group always delivers the goods. This time around Robert Lister is at the helm directing a classic thriller Something to Hide by British playwright Leslie Sands. Everyone seems to have something to hide when romance novelist Howard Holt’s pregnant mistress ends up dead. Of course his wife Karen, who owns the publishing company that publishes his books, could be a suspect if she knew of the affair, but what about Harold? Suspense builds as the possibilities multiply. There is an inquisitive maid snooping about along with the obnoxious nosy neighbour to contend with. Will the clever and persistent Inspector Davies manage to put two and two together with nothing more than circumstantial evidence to go by? There is only one way to find out. Enjoy a riveting tale of romance and murder cabaret style at Mt Eliza Community Centre, Canadian Bay Road, Mt Eliza. BYO drinks and nibbles, though complimentary hot tea and coffee are provided. Something to Hide plays Fridays, 24 & 31 July and Saturdays, 25 July 25 & 1 August at 8pm and Sunday 2 August at 2pm. Bookings: 1300 665 377.
HEAD AND HEARTWARMING By Andrea Louise Thomas Weaving yarns both figurative and literal, Alana Valentine’s Head Full of Love follows two journeying women who meet up unexpectedly at the annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival. On the surface Nessa and Tilly seem to have little in common, but as their friendship grows, they find common threads while crafting their beanie. Nessa is a white woman leaving her Sydney life behind while Tilly, a Pitjantjatjara woman, is on a whole different kind of pilgrimage. Interestingly, the play is bilingual. Some of Tilly’s music x arts x events x entertainment
dialogue is in her traditional language so contemporary audiences get a rare opportunity to hear a native dialect spoken. It explores some contentious issues such as health conditions in remote Indigenous communities providing valuable insights, but handled with sensitivity and humour. In honour of the 19th annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival, Frankston and area locals will have a chance to see some amazing beanies on display at Frankston Library from July 12 to 16 and to attend a Bling Your Beanie
workshop at Cube 37, Monday 13 July from 6–8pm. All participants will go into a draw to win two free tickets to the matinee performance on Thursday 16 July. Head Full of Love plays at Frankston Arts Centre on Wednesday 15 July at 8pm and Thursday 16 July at 1pm. Bookings: 9784 1060 or thefac.com. au. Beanie exhibition takes place at Frankston Library, 60 Playne Street, Frankston. Beanie workshop at Cube 37 (FAC) Frankston. Workshop bookings on: 9784 1896.
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Published on Jul 6, 2015