Photo James Beech.
Remarkable Theatre players (from left) Andrew Edgar, Greg
Dorn, Nicky Busst, Victoria Keating and Fiona Bracken show
their true colours in the coming promenade theatre performance
A Jolly Good Stroll in the Gardens: An Afternoon of Classic
The theatre is keeping the British end up by performing
popular scenes and sketches from the Mother Country in the
Almost 20 veteran actors and newcomers are now rehearsing the
show for staging as part of the Summerdaze Festival from
A right royal knees-up is promised for audiences as they are
guided from vignette to vignette and watch live re-enactments
of favourite moments from films and television, such as
Absolutely Fabulous, Fawlty Towers, Not the Nine O'Clock
News and The Young Ones.
Queenstown director and actress Victoria Keating said she was
delighted to see the enthusiastic cast were putting their own
spin on the material in rehearsals.
''We're not trying to be John Cleese, or Jennifer Saunders.
We're trying to do a nice tribute to the British comedy we
grew up with and everybody knows and loves,'' Ms Keating
• Admission is by gold coin donation. The show lasts about an
hour and begins at 6pm and 8pm on January 24 and at 2pm, 4pm
and 6pm on January 25 and 26.