Horsham production set to stun

FROM love affairs to dares, Wimmera audiences will be treated to 10 snapshots of contemporary life on the Wesley Performing Arts Centre stage in Horsham next month.

Featuring a cast of 21 of the region’s finest amateur performers, Vest-Pocket Theatre will open on February 28.

The 10 vignettes are the brainchild of Horsham writer James Garrett, also the production’s director.

“I wanted to write something that could be done with ease,” he said. 

“All of the vignettes are different.”

From the all-singing, all-dancing Carnal Street in Act One to a monologue in Act Two entitled The Dare, Mr Garrett said the audience could expect an array of emotions and artistic styles.

One of the vignettes runs for less than 30 seconds – another could last for up to 20 minutes. 

But Mr Garrett said entertainment would be the consistent factor.

Horsham Arts Council enlisted the musical talents of Wimmera composer Nick Shirrefs for the original score for the musical number.

Choreographers Pam Deckert and Debbie Boutcher also contributed their artistic skills to co-ordinate an apache dancing catfight.

Mr Garrett said the performance would be suitable for people of all ages.

“I can’t see anything too offensive in any of it,” he said.

Vest-Pocket Theatre is presented by Horsham Arts Council.

In addition to its debut on February 28, the show will be on March 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 from 8pm.

A matinee performance will be on March 2, starting at 2pm.

Mr Garrett said tickets would be available from Wesley Performing Arts Centre on 5382 6578.

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