Death by Golf

reviewed by Talk on the Taieri (9 May 2021)

LOCAL THEATRE ALIVE AND WELL UNDER TEENAGE DIRECTOR


On a cold night a handful of talented actors received warm applause for delivering enjoyable entertainment at Mosgiel’s Fire Station Theatre last night.


On his directorial debut, Mosgiel teenager Zac Henry can take a bow for expertly bringing to life the comic play, Death by Golf. The play produces numerous twists and turns throughout with regular lines of hilarity keeping the audience amused.


Centred around Grandpa’s house, the performance follows a roller-coaster ride of drama involving an escaped convict, an anxious bride, scheming new husband, suspicious attorney and golf-mad Grandpa.


Don Townsend (Grandpa) and Alison Ayers (Muriel) give commanding performances to set the scene for a night of giggles. Amanda Fiveash is outstanding as the ever-anxious Ashley producing a highly-entertaining and compelling performance to a stellar standard.


Jared Preston is strong in the role of escaped convict Tony while Tony Rydell is a convincing sinister husband Prescott.


Combined with the sound and lighting effects and strong acting, and clever use of doors, the minimalist stage comes to life for some lively local stage entertainment.


The performance goes to show that local live theatre is certainly alive and well and bodes well with the youngest director in the Taieri Dramatic Society Inc 75-year history making a memorable debut.


The six-show Death by Golf season continues today at 2pm and next Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15 at 7.30pm with a final performance next Sunday, May 16 at 2pm.

 


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