Sherwood Probus kicks up its boot-heels

On Wednesday 4 October we attended the performance of Kinky Boots. Together with family and friends, there were well over 30 Probians from Sherwood and Kenmore Village Probus Clubs, enjoying the bright and bubbly show at QPAC.

It’s a simple story of a son trying to keep his family shoe factory viable after the death of his father. After a chance meeting with a man who was in the entertainment business, the solution was a simple one “we will make Boots for Drag Queens”.

20170327_115017Along the way many life lessons were subtly taught such as love in its many forms and acceptance of those who may seem to be different from you.

Callum Francis, who played the main role of Lola the Drag Queen was without doubt the star of the show.

Overall, the story, music and comedy were delightful. We left the theatre feeling we had spent a few hours just having a wonderful time. I hope everyone still had a smile on their faces for quite a long time. A really feel-good show with some underlying life lessons.

Sherwood Probus Theatre Group members have attended some wonderful productions during the year. Our program for the next few months includes Wizard of Oz, Mamma Mia, Disney’s Aladdin, as well as community theatre at the Centenary Theatre Company. In 2018 we will have an eclectic mix of box-office musicals, opera, ballet and community theatre.  Group booking prices for seniors are often a significant saving on box-office prices.

Do contact us if you would like to join our club; membership of the theatre group is open to all Sherwood Probus Club members.

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My Fair Lady – Sherwood Probus members sing along

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A group of Sherwood Probus members, relatives and friends attended the excellent production of My Fair Lady at QPAC on 11 April. The cast, costumes, sets and music were wonderful. Reg Livermore as Eliza’s father, Alfred P Doolittle put in an incredibly energetic performance – who could forget his swansong ‘I’m getting married in the morning’. I’m sure many in the audience sang along with the other equally well-known songs. It was well worth going to see.

The Sherwood Probus Theatre Group has a wide ranging program of musicals, opera, and community theatre throughout the year. More details are available from Theatre Group Convenor, Pauline Williams, on (07)3278 4151.

Sherwood Probus Club offers regular tours and travel experiences and has many other interest groups as well as theatre. These include mahjong; scrabble; lunch and dinner groups which meet at local venues; outings for those interested in gardens; book club. We welcome new members to the Club which meets on the third Friday of each month. Contact Secretary Pat on 3372 7525 for more information.