Dinner theatre in Gloucester as part of Manning Winter Festival

Upper Lansdowne players after a recent rehearsal, Vivienne Scott, Juno Jenkins, Sarah Hayes, Cathrine Watson, Richard Coleman, John Jenkins. Photo supplied

Upper Lansdowne players after a recent rehearsal, Vivienne Scott, Juno Jenkins, Sarah Hayes, Cathrine Watson, Richard Coleman, John Jenkins. Photo supplied

To help celebrate and promote diversity in the arts, Gloucester Arts and Cultural Council Inc (GACCI) is bringing the Upper Lansdowne Players to Gloucester as part of the Manning Winter Festival (MWF).

Gloucester has been invited to take part in the biennial festival, which highlights local arts and culture, since the merger of the three councils, and this year GACCI decided to bring in an act from the Manning.  

The Upper Lansdowne Players have been performing since 1983 and are known for their theatre dinner nights at the Upper Lansdowne Hall. During the MWF, the players will be performing two one act plays at various locations around the region and will be kicking off the festival in Gloucester on Friday, June 1.

They will be performing two hilarious tailor-made one-act plays, ‘Last Tango in Gloucester’ and ‘Last Panto in Gloucester’ which sequentially follow four members of a consistently unsuccessful village theatre group struggling to keep their productions going.

Along with the entertainment, the evening will include a three course meal.

Tickets cost $40 for non-members or $35 for GACCI members and are on sale at Gloucester Health Foods until Friday, May 25 with limited seating. Bookings are required before this date for catering purposes. The show takes place at the Gloucester Citizens Centre at 30 Hume Street, with doors opening at 6:30pm with dinner being served at 7pm.