Theatre book launch huge success

THE recent book launch held at Bridgetown Theatre featuring The Show Goes On, a history of the Bridgetown Repertory Club from 1932 up to 2007, written by author Gwen Read, was hailed as a great success.

Theatre Patron Geoff Page from Horti Towers said he had obtained a copy of the book to browse through before the event and, although he is not an avid book reader, found he could not put the book down.

“Gwen has put her heart and soul into this book,” he said.

“It is so obvious that she loves the theatre and all of its many facets. It was interesting to find she joined up with the theatre so many years ago and has been a director, actor, musical director, musician and the historian, in addition to having spent some time on the committee as well.

“The book is written about the progress of the theatre, its trials and tribulations, as well as its triumphs as members entertained the local communities.

“It paints a picture of the people involved from that early age right up to modern times, treating the information with sensitivity as well as humour, it is part of the history of Bridgetown.

“I can only recommend the book as essential reading and thank Gwen for such a lovely gift to the Theatre and the community of Bridgetown Greenbushes.”

Special guest author Sarah Evans said she was proud to have been associated with the book.

“I love writing stories,” Ms Evans said.

“But I can choose the subject of my books.

“When you look at the boxes and boxes of material Gwen has had to trawl through as she checked the history of the Rep. and made notes to refer to, it has literally taken her years to put this whole thing together.

“It is beautifully written and I commend Gwen for the long hard work she took on all those years ago.”

The Show Goes On is available by calling Hugh Litson 9761 2315.

It will also be available in the Bridgetown Greenbushes Visitor’s Centre shortly.

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