The Torquay Theatre Troupe wrapped its third and final show for 2022 – Harp on the Willow - last weekend, with a sell-out performance at the Shoestring Playhouse at Torquay Multi Arts Centre.
Starting out in 2001 as simple play readings and discussions in homes within the community, Torquay Theatre Troupe has gone from strength to strength over the years, become one of the most loved independent theatres in the region due to their commitment in bringing quality and accessible theatre to the local community.
Capping off the year on a high, their production of Harp on the Willow achieved eight performances at the Shoestring Playhouse at Torquay Multi Arts Centre in October.
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Harp on the Willow, written by Australian playwright John Misto tells the remarkable true story of famed Irish folk singer and harpist Mary O’Hara, who became a Benedictine Nun following the untimely death of her poet husband in the late 1950s.
Under the brilliant direction of Gay Bell and with standout performances from Tracey McKeague, Theresa Horgan, Michael Baker, Lachie Errey and Theresa Lewis, more than 800 patrons have been entertained with songs, drama and humour.
Gay Bell, Director Harp on the Willow said the show has been a delight to be involved with.
“It is wonderful to be back directing to share this eloquent story of grief and redemption. I would like to sincerely thank the cast, crew and volunteers who have helped bring this heart-warming story to life”.
“I would also like to thank the wonderful Torquay community and surrounding areas for their ongoing support of community theatre and for coming out in droves for this our third and final production for 2022, we can’t wait to welcome you back in 2023!” said Ms Bell.
Torquay Theatre Troupe is in its 21st year of creating and bringing quality theatrical productions for the community to enjoy. The Troupe’s 2023 performance line up has been announced with auditions currently open for – The Other Place.
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