INNER VAMPIRE: Melissa Orrman and Ken Roberts vamp up for Cracula.
INNER VAMPIRE: Melissa Orrman and Ken Roberts vamp up for Cracula.

‘Author, author’ call as writer takes in show

THE cast and crew of the Gympie Theatre Association's production of Cracula's Castle were more nervous than usual on Saturday night.

Seated in the front, at one of the front tables, was the writer of their script.

R. L. Galley, or Bob, as he prefers to be called, travelled down from Bundaberg with his family just so he could see the Gympie Theatre Association's interpretation of his script.

"...as a writer it is always interesting to see what people do with the script", he wrote in a brief post to the GTA Facebook page, thanking the association. "Your audience seemed to enjoy it and that's the important thing."

Bob and his family really got into the spirit and even participated on stage for one small part in the third act.

At the end of the show, GTA president Debi Galloway-Richards presented Bob with a signed and framed poster of the cast and thanked him for his attendance.

Other verbal reviews from the packed house on Saturday were similarly complimentary, with one patron asking one of the production crew to pass on her thanks for a great show.

She said she and her family had seen previous GTA shows but thought Cracula's Castle was the best.

The food is also getting rave reviews with one couple visiting from the Gold Coast saying that it was one of the best meals they have had anywhere.

It's not too late to get a seat for this Friday night but Saturday night is already sold out.

The ticket price of $45 includes a delicious three-course meal and the show at the Gympie Golf Club. Call the clubhouse for more information on 5481 1300.

GTA is also in talks with the owners of the Silky Oak Tea Gardens for an encore performance out there on Saturday, July 5. Inquiries for that show to Darryl at the gardens on 5486 5535.