Entertainment

Old biddies get the laughs

Six of Australia's favourite actresses come together in a wonderful comedy. Pictured left to right Donna Lee, Maggie Blinco, Linden Wilkinson, Julie Hudspeth and Annie Byron.
Six of Australia's favourite actresses come together in a wonderful comedy. Pictured left to right Donna Lee, Maggie Blinco, Linden Wilkinson, Julie Hudspeth and Annie Byron.

SOME of Australia's most acclaimed actors will star in a new comedy stage show, Biddies, when it is performed at NORPA Lismore City Hall this month.

Maggie Blinco, Annie Byron, Vivienne Garrett, Julie Hudspeth, Donna Lee and Linden Wilkinson will perform for one night only.

The drama explores the frustrations associated with being a mature female through a group of women who meet in their former infant's school classroom for a knitting group.

Their confessions are frank, their rivalries intense and their jokes outrageous.

Stage veteran, Ms Blinco, said working with the rest of the cast on the play had been great fun.

"I am really excited to be touring Australia with this beautiful cast and wonderful new play," she said.

"I haven't had this much fun since I worked with Paul Hogan on Crocodile Dundee movies."

Biddies follows the highly successful 2010 production Codgers, an award winning comedy which dealt with the senior Aussie male in a comic and touching fashion.

"Codgers was unashamedly about men," says playwright Don Reid.

"Many of those who say it, very often female, asked me, 'Well and good, but how about a play dealing with women?' The idea became irresistible."

Biddies plays NORPA Lismore City Hall on Friday, June 15 at 7.30pm.

For tickets call the NORPA box office on 1300 066 772 Monday to Friday between 9am and 2pm, or purchase online at http://www.norpa.org.au.

Topics:  comedy, entertainment, lismore, performing arts, theatre




Truck driver lucky to escape rollover

HEAVY LIFT: A tow truck operator works to move a truck out of a ditch on Summerland Way.

Grafton Heavy Towing overturned truck after fire risk assessment

Palace Arcade facelift brightens Maclean CBD

Manager of River Cafe Alison Edsell and owner of Bad Habits Len McComish in front of the Palace Arcade's new façade in Maclean.

Palace Arcade facade refurbishment almost complete.

Is Brian Harrigan the next mayor of Clarence Shire?

CIVIC DISORDER: Clarence Valley mayor Richie Williamson is not quite sure what to make of Brian Harrigan, who claims to be the new mayor in town and is spruiking his ideas for Australia Day.

A new leader is rising out of the woodwork

Latest deals and offers

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Is Brian Harrigan the next mayor of Clarence Shire?

CIVIC DISORDER: Clarence Valley mayor Richie Williamson is not quite sure what to make of Brian Harrigan, who claims to be the new mayor in town and is spruiking his ideas for Australia Day.

A new leader is rising out of the woodwork

Police foiled terrifying 1m plot to kidnap Katie Price

Police foiled a £1 million plot to kidnap Katie Price and her family

REVIEW: A very loud nod to the original Ghostbusters

WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Kate McKinnon as Jullian Holtzmann in Ghostbusters which is playing at the Yamba Cinema.

New film pays homage to terrible CGI ghosts, ridiculous plot lines

Kristen Bell's baby confession

Kristen Bell once pretended to be asleep when her baby woke up early

Babylon 5's Jerry Doyle has died

Jerry Doyle has died from unknown causes at the age of 60

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started