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Trouble in fairyland

The cast of Clarence Coast Theatrical Society’s production of The Trouble with Fairy Tales have been having a lot of fun rehearsing – they aim to share the love and take their audiences along with them. Image: Contributed.
Rehearsals are well underway for Clarence Coast Theatrical Society’s production of The Trouble with Fairy Tales, which plays six shows at the Maclean civic hall from Friday July 21 to Sunday July 30. The production’s director and writer, Aaron Sweeney, says the idea was hatched six years ago. “I was asked to write a pantomime for a cast of four; it has since evolved into this awesome, funny adventure with a cast of over 20,” he says. “They’re having a ball at rehearsals and, if their laughing is anything to go by, the show will have people laughing along with them. “The songs sound amazing. We have a great blend of music, from soul to disco to pop; and even country. “It’s been a while since a pantomime has been done in the area, and we encourage audiences to cheer the heroes and boo the villains – or the other way around if you wish.” Aaron says he is proud of his “amazingly talented cast of local kids and adults”. Lead characters Molly and Danny try to find their way home after being trapped in a book of fairy tales. Tickets are on sale and available from Maclean Flower Box, phone 6645 2998; adults $10; children $5 – a toe-tapping good time is guaranteed; and boisterous audience participation is highly encouraged. Clarence Coast Theatrical Society was created in 2011 by members of the community who wanted to see more theatre and live performances in the area. Since then, the organisation has grown and has had many successful productions performed throughout the Clarence Valley. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member can make contact through the society’s Facebook page or email