Bundaberg Players ready to Zoom

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Bundaberg Players' Artistic Director Bex Hutchins reading the script at home in preparation for their first Zoom play reading

The Playhouse Theatre may be in darkness due to coronavirus restrictions, but that doesn’t mean that Bundaberg Players can’t still perform.

Bundaberg Players will be doing their first “online” play reading on 5th May, via the Zoom video platform.

Artistic Director Bex Hutchins said it will be a great way for theatre lovers to connect.

“As an avid theatre lover, my thoughts are ‘if you can’t go to the theatre I’ll Bring the theatre to you’,” Bex said.

“Play reading has been done before at the theatre but we have never done on-line prior to this.

“It will be great for anyone interested in plays or book clubs to join in.

“You won’t have to read aloud if you don’t want, you can simply listen and take part in a discussion at the end.”

The play is a work that Bex said is ideal for their first online play reading.

“There are lots of parts for people to read and some very interesting topics and will appeal to all ages.”

Bundaberg Players online play reading open to everyone

The online play reading will be open to everyone.

“We would love to have some new members of the public join in, and how you contribute is up to you.

“There is no pressure, but it should be a fun evening.

“If this goes well, further readings will take place and perhaps even an improvisation/theatre games night, which would be a hoot!”

The play reading is on Tuesday 5th May at 7.15pm, with the online waiting room open from 7pm.

To register for this inaugural reading, email Bex at drama.queens@westnet.com.au.

“This step is vital so you can read the script and get the ZOOM code,” Bex said.

“Anyone interested will need to download ZOOM to their smart phone, laptop or computer.”

When the lights went down at the Playhouse Theatre, Mamma Mia was in its final week of rehearsals before a sellout season.

“The cast of Mamma Mia have been staying connected though social on-line activities.

“We are very much missing treading the boards and cannot wait to get the all-clear to get our 2020 season up and running.”

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