Come Back for Light Refreshments After the Service

Gemco Players Community Theatre

Come Back For Light Refreshments after the Service is written by local Hills writer and performer, Julie Day. It is a touching, humorous, charming and very real observed study of the attitudes, expectations and aspirations of four generations of women. Beth, who nursed her Alzheimer-stricken father for five years, plans to sell the house and go backpacking. Her plans are met with a variety of opinions from disapproval to delight. As in reality, the theatre of life unfolds, problems are shared, truth is told and laughter unites as these four women work together and chat in the kitchen preparing food for the wake of Beth’s Father. Real sandwiches, cakes, scones and tea are served to the audience as they become the mourners visiting after the funeral. This play about relationships and understanding, the role and value of the carers in our society and the comradery of women garnered rave reviews and a Fringe Award for excellence at the Edinburgh Festival.
Theatre/Venue NameThe Gem Community Arts Centre
Venue address19 Kilvington Drv, Emerald VIC 3782
All performance dates and start times

Friday 7 October, 8pm
Saturday 8 October, 3pm & 8pm
Sunday 9 October, 3pm

Friday 14 October, 8pm
Saturday 15 October, 3pm & 8pm
Sunday 16 October, 3pm

Friday 21 October, 8pm
Saturday 22 October, 3pm & 8pm
Sunday 23 October, 3pm

Box office URLBooking Info
Box office phone number5968 2844
Creative Team

Director – Mandy McGarrigle
Stage Manager – Natalie Froud
Set Design – Mandy McGarrigle
Costumes – Mandy McGarrigle & Evie Housham

Cast List

Red Cast: 7th, 14th 22nd @ 8pm; 8th, 16th, 22nd @ 3pm.

Beth – Megan Connelly
Rev James Healey – Graeme Taylor
Enid – Margie Gemmell
Pat – Annette O’Shea
Vanessa – Jasmine O’Shea
Singers – Carol McCoy and Jak Soprano

Blue Cast: 8th, 15th 21st @ 8pm; 9th, 15th, 23rd @ 3pm.

Beth – Chelsea Dynam
Rev James Healey – Graeme Taylor
Enid – Kate Deavin
Pat – Annette O’Shea
Vanessa – Jasmine O’Shea
Singers – Carol McCoy and Jak Soprano

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