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Valerie Bader, one of Australia’s finest actors

Lambert House Enterprises (who have given us so many successful productions in the last two years (Jasper Jones, The Credeaux Canvas, The Shape of Things plus a slew of on-line and live benefit performances during lockdown) have announced that KID STAKES will be performed live streamed on Saturday evening 25 September. 2021.

Following the success of their Zoom reading of Nick Enright’s St James Infirmary and their earlier live Anzac Day rendering of Alan Seymour’s The One Day of the Year – both to aid the Actors Benevolent Fund – the company returns with a new fund-raising rehearsed reading of a great Australian play to support actors in financial trouble… especially those caught in NSW and unable to return to their home states after big productions shut down due to Covid restrictions.

This time they present Ray Lawler’s classic play KID STAKES the first of the iconic DOLL TRILOGY also in honour of the playwright’s 100th birthday! The play was written as a ‘prequel’ many years after the internationally acclaimed Summer of the 17th Doll and focuses on the central characters of Roo, Barney, Olive and Nancy as they meet up for the first time and begin the alliance that follows for seventeen summers. Continue reading ONLINE READING OF LAWLER CLASSIC IN AID OF ACTOR’S BENEVOLENT FUND