Tag Archives: Wyong Drama Group

Theatrical Overview – by Karen Ractliffe


  SHORT REVIEWS OF SOME OF THIS YEAR’S BEST LOCAL THEATRE In recent months I’ve witnessed some exemplary local productions and, although I’ve already mentioned many of these in my monthly radio spots on the Coast Arts programme*, I wanted … Continue reading

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WDG’s “Noises Off”: a review by Karen Ractliffe


Wyong Drama Group has made a triumphant debut at The Art House with its production of a perennial favourite: the riotously funny and clever comedy, Noises Off, by multi-award winning British playwright and novelist Michael Frayn. For lovers of live … Continue reading

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WDG’s SEPIA SECRETS – A review by Karen Ractliffe


The subject of political refugees is much in the news and often a hotly debated topic. Wyong Drama Group’s latest production is a timely reminder that this is not the first time in our history that Australia has been seen … Continue reading

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A review of WDG’s “Lend me a Tenor” by Karen Ractliffe


Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the gala night of Wyong Drama Group’s end of year play. Sadly, this is likely to be the last theatrical production staged in the Grove Theatre following the recent sale of the … Continue reading

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REVIEW of WDG’s “Ruthless! The Musical” from Paul Ractliffe


Well done to the cast and crew of WDG’s “Ruthless! The Musical!” which opened at The Grove Theatre in Wyong last night. Attempting something a bit different for the group, director Joshua Maxwell has brought this highly entertaining musical to … Continue reading

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Review of WDG’s THE CEMETERY CLUB by Karen Ractliffe


  Wyong Drama Group’s first production of the season is The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell, an award winning playwright, television and screenwriter perhaps best known for his work as writer and producer on the long-running CBS comedy The Nanny, … Continue reading

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A Review of WDG’s “Sweet Road” by Karen Ractliffe


Wyong Drama Group’s final performance for the 2014 season was Sweet Road, an Australian drama penned by award winning playwright and scriptwriter, Debra Oswald. Oswald is probably best known for the Channel Ten hit series Offspring but she is also a … Continue reading

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Wyong Drama Group’s “The Accused”: A Review by Karen Ractliffe


British writer and life peer Lord Jeffrey Archer is a colourful character worthy of one of his own plays or novels. As a well known political personality since the late sixties, he rose to Chairman of the Conservative Party in … Continue reading

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WDG as you’ve never seen them before! (A review of CALENDAR GIRLS by Karen Ractliffe)


Above, WDG’s ‘Calendar Girls’: Debbi Clarke, Denni Prior, Ruth Jordan, CathyDeVries, Denise Pastor and Kelly Humphries. The true story of the Calendar Girls began in the Yorkshire Dales, in England, in 1998. After the death of her husband from non-Hodgkin’s … Continue reading

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CENTRAL COAST THEATREFEST: A review by Karen Ractliffe


I was fortunate to have joined Wyong Drama Group just in time for the first annual Theatrefest hosted at the Memorial Hall in 2004, and I well remember the thrill of that weekend. In addition to the contributions from WDG … Continue reading

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