'A Jolly Good Stroll in the Gardens'

Andrew Edgar plays hapless hotelier Basil Fawlty opposite Jane Robertson as his wife Cybill in a...
Andrew Edgar plays hapless hotelier Basil Fawlty opposite Jane Robertson as his wife Cybill in a scene from Fawlty Towers.
The Young Ones (from left) Victoria Keating, Fiona Bracken, Nicky Busst and Tessa Taft play...
The Young Ones (from left) Victoria Keating, Fiona Bracken, Nicky Busst and Tessa Taft play Monopoly in their own unique way.
Players (from left) Belinda Fraser, David Cantwell and Greg Dorn perform the excerpt ''Gerald the...
Players (from left) Belinda Fraser, David Cantwell and Greg Dorn perform the excerpt ''Gerald the Gorilla'' from Not the Nine O'Clock News.
The crowd enjoys watching Jane Robertson as the flamboyant Edina and Nicky Busst as dowdy...
The crowd enjoys watching Jane Robertson as the flamboyant Edina and Nicky Busst as dowdy daughter Saffy in a scene from Absolutely Fabulous.
Vocalists (from left) Melita Gizilis, Deborah Lind and Fiona Bracken sing a medley of theme tunes.
Vocalists (from left) Melita Gizilis, Deborah Lind and Fiona Bracken sing a medley of theme tunes.
Victoria Keating and Malcolm Mackay as British bobbies.
Victoria Keating and Malcolm Mackay as British bobbies.
Greg Dorn (left) and Mike Legge in ''The Argument Clinic'' sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Greg Dorn (left) and Mike Legge in ''The Argument Clinic'' sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Fiona Bracken (left) and Sarah Bogle play a scene from The Vicar of Dibley.
Fiona Bracken (left) and Sarah Bogle play a scene from The Vicar of Dibley.
Actresses (from left) Jane Robertson, Nicky Busst, Belinda Fraser and Jill Derbie recreate...
Actresses (from left) Jane Robertson, Nicky Busst, Belinda Fraser and Jill Derbie recreate Absolutely Fabulous.
Mike Legge (left) and Malcolm Mackay pay tribute to The Two Ronnies.
Mike Legge (left) and Malcolm Mackay pay tribute to The Two Ronnies.

 

Audiences flocked to see A Jolly Good Stroll in the Gardens on Friday evening and during the weekend.

The latest promenade theatre production by Remarkables Theatre was directed by Victoria Keating and paid tribute to classic moments in British comedy.

It featured almost 20 Wakatipu players, from newcomers making their acting debut to veteran performers, dotted around the Queenstown Gardens.

Scenes from Blackadder, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Absolutely Fabulous and other popular television comedies had more than 400 spectators of all ages laughing at the two shows on Friday and three shows on Saturday.

Poor weather forced the cancellation of a show on Sunday.

 

Photos by James Beech; prints available from otagoimages.co.nz.

 

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