Keith Theatre Group to put on a show

PLAY: Members of the Keith Theatre Group putting the finishing touches on the play at a recent rehearsal for the upcoming performance later this month.
PLAY: Members of the Keith Theatre Group putting the finishing touches on the play at a recent rehearsal for the upcoming performance later this month.

Keith Theatre Group’s fifth and most glittering production yet is about to explode onto the Keith Institute stage from October 20-21.

Based on the German legend of Faust where a young man sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge, fame and fortune, Disco Inferno reimagines this classic tale in a London disco, circa 1976.

Jack (played by Leigh Gilmour), a 21-year-old aspiring rock star, slaves away in the nightclub.  He washes dishes, sweeps the floor, clears glasses, but he wants more. Jack wants to be the “next big thing”, but no one will give him a chance. After failing audition after audition, he meets Lady Marmalade (Jacqueline Macarthur), the Devil’s earthly representative.

She offers Jack instant fame; just what he’s always wanted. Instant fame, including a brush with ABBA and an appearance on Countdown, come with a price however.

Jack soon forgets everyone who is important to him, including his girlfriend, Jane (Taresa Cooper). Love, friendship and belonging soon become what Jack really yearns for, but is it too late?

The Keith theatre group is made up of more than 30 dedicated local volunteers ranging in age from 14 to “somewhere in their 60s” who come together each year simply for the love of live performance.

This year’s performance was open to the whole community, with the only criteria for involvement being a willingness to commit to the twelve-week rehearsal process.

Enthusiasm and dedication is valued above all else, so anyone with a desire to get involved was welcomed aboard. The group is encouraged to extend its skills each year, and this year sees a show with more singing and dancing (and not to mention an extremely high-tech sound and light design) than ever. 

Led by Tanya Allen (Director and Choreographer), Jacqueline Macarthur (Assistant Director) and Leigh Gilmour (Production Manager/ Musical Director/ Sound and Light Designer), the group is thrilled with the final result, and encourages the community to come along and support their local thespians.

Tickets are available from the Keith news agency for $30.

For any questions call Clarry Martin on 0408 803 765.