The Glyndebourne of the Daintree?
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Sometimes you know when you walk into a theatre that you are in for a great show.
That's what happened at Karnak Playhouse on the fringes of the Daintree Rainforest last weekend!
With the orchestra in a copper and timber-lined sound shell providing a stunning acoustic and the stage erected in 'concert mode' by our intrepid crew, we strode into a unique experience at this extraordinary venue.
Due to driving rain all through the day and night the company was faced with numerous challenges - how would the show go on in this beautiful, yet very exposed, outdoor venue? In a show of true professionalism the company banded together and gave a powerhouse concert version of Trav to an almost sold-out audience, headed up by theatre legend and hostess Diane Cilento. The orchestra belted out an incredible sound from behind the flowing white silk, and Eddie Muliau stepped up to the plate to MC a brilliant show. In the end we were all relieved that the result was so 'electrifying'.
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But before that, we farewell Townsville and look to Rockhampton, then on to Redcliffe for the weekend...bags packed!
See you next week.