On Wednesday night I had the opportunity to appreciate SECRET BRIDESMAID’S BUSINESS by Elizabeth Coleman at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. This wonderful Australian classic comedy tells the story of Meg Bacon, her mum, and girlfriends as they come together in a hotel suite to have some girlie fun before Meg’s wedding the following day.
The current production, directed by Jonathon Brown, had many valuable insights for the interpretation of the characters .
Melissa Kathryn Rose portrays the main character Meg well, giving us a first class performance from the beginning until the end, showing us the dream of every woman on her wedding day.
Besides her appears Colleen Bacon (mother of the bride) played by Allison Brown, in her character who prepares all the details for the wedding of her beloved daughter, she is a perfectionists who has a good eye for details, she kept a good chemistry with the protagonist.
The Bridesmaids, Meg’s best friends, interpreted by Katherine Babatzanis and Christine Graf, keep us in suspense as to whether they will or will not let Meg know the news that they have leaned that Meg’s fiance has been unfaithful.
Elizabeth Coleman’s play is a seriously funny play about life. It has a lot to say about about honesty, friendship and loyalty in today’s difficult world. Recommended, the production has one remaining performance tonight at 8 pm.
The cast : Katharine Babatzanis, Allison Brown, Christine Graf, Samantha Sullivan, Michael Lundberg and Melissa Kathryn Rose.